I suppose we in Shetland should be proud to lead the way in maximising the use of our natural (wind and sea) renewable resources.
Of course as we become more and more cynical these days we suspect that it is happening here because the mechanics and installations will impact less on the sensibilities of our countrymen on the mainland.
But it is a challenge and an opportunity for Shetland, led hopefully by a more down to earth and money conscious council to ensure that the islands and it’s inhabitants benefit to a maximum.
Politically we should not be told to be independent from the rest of the UK if we don’t want to. And financially to the greatest extent possible.
But the most important thing will be to elect an enterprising but politically sound council. It is up to the people of Shetland to place their votes wisely and effectively and elect the right people. It does no good to moan after the event.