Museum connections (Sandy McMillan)
Is it not disgraceful what the councillors are up to now by proposing to close Shetland Museum. Don’t these guys who sit in the town hall realise what they are doing. By closing the museum Shetland’s history goes with it.
The probability is that the majority of Shetlanders have a connection within the museum, whether it be it be a photograph, painting or even a boat.
In my case my forefathers came to Shetland in the 1700s to work with Hay & Company, one as a tinsmith/plumber, another as a cooper and one as a ship’s carpenter. This probably applies to quite a lot of Shetlanders, as the records in my case are held in the museum archives.
Throughout the summer the museum is heaving with visitors. If the museum requires money to keep open, give no more to Viking Energy as it will destroy Shetland as it stands today. Anyone who would consider closing the museum should take a hike and think again.
13 South Lochside,