New council chief executive starts blog to communicate with staff and public

Shetland Islands Council’s chief executive has started a weekly blog as part of efforts to improve communications with local authority staff and members of the public.

Alistair Buchan posted his first blog, available at, today.

“As I’ve said before, I believe in clear communications,” he said. “I think that keeping employees and the public informed will be vital as the council moves forward through this huge improvement process.

“The idea of the blog was that it provides another way – a modern way – to communicate with folk. It also provides a way for them to give us their feedback and comments on the way things are going.”


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  • john ridland

    • November 20th, 2010 14:54

    What next….. What do the pen pushers in the S.I.C think they have a tongue and ears for
    1st off all not everbody has acess to Email 2nd if they are really interested in what folk have to say they should get out more (out off the office )This council is pathitic they are now at a stage NOTHING can happen unless you have a commputer an send Emails………
    looks like nothing has or is changing and Buchan is just falling into line with the rest..!


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