It is about time that the Shetland Islands Council’s roads department was taken to task over their handling of road closures.
For two consecutive weekends they had the section of the South Road between Cairnfield Road and Gilbertson Road closed to traffic for no constructive reason. No work was being carried out from Friday afternoon to Monday morning and on both occasions the road surface was in a drivable condition, with nothing more than cones and barriers on the said sections.
This section of road is one of the main road arteries round the town, and to close it needlessly, is to say the least, being bloody minded. Let’s have some common sense and consideration from the roads department for a change.