Lacking in vision (Olive Walterson)

The most productive parts of Shetland are the outlying areas. The Shetland economy can not do without our fishermen and all kinds of farmers – land and sea.

Who are the most unproductive in our society? The many SIC officials who are very well paid but are totally lacking in vision.

So instead of targeting the very young who are Shetland’s future, and the very old who fought and endured much to save our land from tyranny, and the outlying areas who have suffered many setbacks already and now face ruin, may I suggest they show an example by tightening their own belts first?

Remember Lerwick can’t stand alone. It cannot survive without its rural communities. Think about it.

Olive Walterson


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  • Dorothy Harcus

    • November 19th, 2012 18:54

    Absolutely brilliant comment, Olive. I was interested to hear today on radio that Orkney islands’ council’s planning department is to meet in Westray. Its not much but its a start!

  • Stewart Mack

    • November 29th, 2012 13:38

    The only problem i can see with that Dorothy is that i can already hear the tills ringing from the expenses claim from Councillors and Officials if the SIC were to turn their opulant production into a “roadshow”. The Council couldnt make do with a village hall, lets face it, they have cut grants to the extent that some will close or remain with leaking roofs. I wouldnt want to give them the idea of replicating a mini Town Hall all over Shetland for thier occassional visits. They couldnt possibly do without all their creature comforts if in the country now could they?


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