I was stunned by the remarks made by councillor/windfarm director Bill Manson following the Sustainable Shetland rally in Lerwick on Saturday, which according to him was designed to terrorise the community and filled people with disgust. How did he obtain these opinions so quickly?
Unlike Mr Manson, I was present at the rally. It was made up of older people, some using walking sticks, the middle-aged, people with disabilities in wheelchairs, young people including couples with children in their arms and in prams. Hardly the picture of an aggressive mob!
The rally was well conducted, good humoured, family friendly and completely without trouble.
These objectors to the Viking windfarm project were using their democratic right to express their opinion peacefully and should not be mocked by this councillor/windfarm director for their genuine concerns.