Shetland Charitable Trust is funded by the oil revenue and was set up for the benefit of the Shetland people.
If the council cannot, and indeed if it need not, pay for music lessons and knitting tuition for Shetland’s youngsters, surely these are prime samples of what the charitable trust can and should be funding.
Our councillors are also trustees of the charitable trust, thus it is up to them to put forward the idea, to argue the case and to agree the funding, with themselves.
The charitable trust trustees are able to happily fund the giant windfarm, to the tune of millions of pounds without so much as a business plan or published accounts to detail the spending on this project, so it need not take long to come to a decision on paying for music and knitting lessons, as they will have numbers of pupils involved, and costings to hand.
Perhaps they can take a collective look at this idea.
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