Can we have our paper back (Rosa Steppanova)
Once upon a time these islands had a wonderful weekly paper called The Shetland Times, fresh, vibrant, humorous, generous, analytical, critical where necessary, non-censory regarding readers’ views, in tune with the community and well focused on the interests and concerns of the entire Shetland population, rather than selective sections of it – in short – regional journalism at its very best.
I’m referring to the brilliant and supremely intelligent editorship of Vaila Wishart and the paper’s staff under her guidance. Sadly, since her retirement, this once great publication has deteriorated markedly and become The Viking Times. Can we please, please, have our Shetland Times back as soon as possible – perhaps after September at the latest?