5th May 2016
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Readers’ Views

Candidates’ views on trust future (Jonathan Wills)

Last week I wrote to all four candidates for the Shetland seat in the Scottish Parliament, asking them if they agreed with the principle that the majority of trustees on the Shetland Charitable Trust should be elected.I have had replies from Danus Skene (SNP), Cameron Smith (Conservative) and Ro... Read more...

Operation Orphan (Julia Odie)
21/04/2016, by in Readers' Views

Last May/June I collected four pallets worth of children's warm winter clothing which was taken to Nottingham to the charity Operation Orphan for their Keep A Child Warm Project by JBT.Once there it was sorted, boxed and distributed to Moldova, Ukraine and Sierra Leone.In October I joined a ... Read more...

Pomp and ceremony (Cameron Smith)
06/04/2016, by in Readers' Views

During Monday's pomp and ceremony the SNP launched their manifesto for the islands.The central idea is an Islands Act (for surely a Bill must be passed to have some worth), which only seeks to compound the problems of centralised control that have marked the last nine years of a nationalist admi... Read more...