Why was Judane exempt?

I hope the Accounts Commission has taken into consideration all the other terrible decisions made by the SIC convener Sandy Cluness, vice-convener Josie Simpson and their sidekicks.

Let’s not forget the Judane saga where £400,000 of Shetlanders’ money is still owed. We were never given a reson why it was exempt from paying back the money – will we ever know?

I stopped my rent on 1st January as my own little protest, just to see how long it would take the SIC to chase me up. It took the finance department approximately six weeks to send me a demand letter to pay or legal action would be forthcoming. It states in a document on the SIC website that no matter how much the debt is, everyone owing money to the SIC would be treated the same. Did Judane ever get threatened with legal action if it did not pay up? (No, it was told just forget it.)

We can only hope that the reign of the senior councillors is coming to an end so some sort of normality can be restored in the good name of Shetland, and the same in the council chamber. This will never happen as long as Cluness, Simpson, Manson etc., are still within the walls of the Town Hall.

On the tunnel fiasco, would it not be better if a working group was set up to get cash for music and knitting and focusing on a new school instead of the absurd ideas that are coming from these 10 councillors? Why does Whalsay have to be any different, and pray tell me where is the money coming from? It’s only a month since the head of finance was trying to sort out where the next penny was coming from.

Sandy McMillan
13 South Lochside,


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  • FM

    • May 19th, 2010 16:44

    Sandy has it never occurred to you that in Shetland there are rules for some and rules for others – why do you think it is so easy for some folk to get grants/loans and impossible for others. If the face or name fits I think!


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