The most productive parts of Shetland are the outlying areas. The Shetland economy can not do without our fishermen and all kinds of farmers – land and sea.
Who are the most unproductive in our society? The many SIC officials who are very well paid but are totally lacking in vision.
So instead of targeting the very young who are Shetland’s future, and the very old who fought and endured much to save our land from tyranny, and the outlying areas who have suffered many setbacks already and now face ruin, may I suggest they show an example by tightening their own belts first?
Remember Lerwick can’t stand alone. It cannot survive without its rural communities. Think about it.