Letter: It’s in the wind

Why should you or I, on a winter morning, want to step on to an ice-cold bathroom floor just because of some crackpot idea to preserve the idyllic Kames all the tourists are so keen on? Come to your senses, folk.

Sustainable Shetland seems to be a club of people bent on sustaining fuel poverty in these islands. Just let it sink in: energy here is abundant, we only have to tame it. And that’s exactly what those wind generators will do for us.

John Scholtz
Bridge of Walls.


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  • Siv Johnsen

    • May 18th, 2010 19:44

    This is the first time that I really feel that I must write some words about Shetland, and since I am an Norwegian and never have been on your Isle, then I think that I have no right to say anything about those generators, but I think that I have right to say what I mean about Shetland.

    Scotland is my favorite country, and since Shetland is the nearest Scottish Island to my home Island Bømlo, was Shetland and Orkney Islands the first chose for me. I think it is the author in me that is the reason that I like Scotland, but I have no time to write because I working to much.
    I do really not hope that I and other tourists are the reason that Shetlanders not are “come to their senses”. My feelings for Shetland will never change because of some generators;
    I only wish the best for you all.

    Ps! Please excuse my English grammar.

    “The tourist”

    Siv Johnsen
    Stord Island


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