Why am I changing my vote this time round? I have come to the conclusion that there is one candidate standing for election to Holyrood that meets all the criteria I would look for in my MSP.
Billy Fox has real concern for the environment, opposing the vandalism of our hills by the Viking Energy project; he has hands-on knowledge of the fishing industry, having worked in it; he wants to see more young people into crofting; and he has, among many other things, a good knowledge of the oil industry, having worked at the Sullom Voe Terminal for 22 years.
He has definite ideas of how the life of the terminal could be extended, including a gas-fired power station for Shetland, and consequently more income to Shetland.
Billy will be accused of being a one issue candidate, but his knowledge and capability goes far beyond the Viking Energy project, and Sustainable Shetland. I feel he will be breath of fresh air in our politics.