Think before you vote (Ronnie Williamson)
Whether you vote for or against Scotland’s independence, you should also take time to think about our island home.
Would we be better as part of an independent Scotland or not, and would we have more or less control of our future? We must also remember that this is a vote with no going back.
When you look at our history it is long and various, ending up as part of Scotland.
I also wonder if we could, would we vote to go back to Norway? I wonder.
I also wonder what part the oil plays in this game. We have gained a lot of good from this black gold, and Shetland in the eyes of Scotland is very rich.
And how does this affect the Bill passed in Westminster in the 1970s by the then Zetland County Council.
We should all be very careful how we vote in September.
We are Shetlanders first and we should put our islands first. So Shetland residents, whether it’s “yes” or “no”, think carefully before you vote.
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