Damaging the trust (Vic Thomas)
On Radio Shetland’s Monday evening programme, SIC convener Sandy Cluness uttered the most seriously deranged comment he has ever spoken in response to the latest communication from the Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR), regarding its demand for changes to the constitution of Shetland Charitable Trust.
His comments have moved his position from the usual reckless and inappropriate conduct to that of seriously putting the charitable trust at risk, this must be bordering on professional misconduct if not directly so.
If his and other councillor-trustees’ stance to challenge the recommendation of OSCR brings the trust into legal conflict with OSCR to pursue this maverick behaviour, he will again (Norröna) cost the Shetland public yet more financial losses and if OSCR decides to take control of the trust temporarily or otherwise, it is an indiscretion too far.
I believe we should investigate a class action on behalf of the people of Shetland to recover from him and any others, any further losses or costs his action may bring about.
Perhaps it’s time someone out there with some legal knowledge of these things and better advised than the rubbish Mr Cluness keeps deferring to, could advise if an injunction would be appropriate to stop his further actions damaging the trust?