16th July 2019
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Disgusted at decision (Campbell Jamieson)

Cecil Hughson’s letter (Readers’ Views, 22nd March) hits the nail right on the head. What he has highlighted should encourage us all to let our elected members and their overpaid and under-achieving departments know how disgusted we are at their decision to reduce the funding to Cope.

These cuts will exclude the less fortunate and the vulnerable in our community from participating in projects suited to their needs and abilities. Their time at Cope also gives much-needed respite to their parents. These unfortunate young people do not leave school at 16 and take up full-time employment.

Think again at where to cut.

In addition to Cecil’s suggestions to find some extra monies: 1 Get rid of the SIC shares in the Norröna (always was a waste of council money); 2 Councillors could waive their expenses claims and still be left with £20,000 plus per annum.

Campbell Jamieson

20 Bruce Crescent,



  1. Sandy McMillan

    Are all Shetlanders blind, it is so obvious what the council is up to, all cutbacks that has been proposed and pending effects the vulnurable, whether it be the under privileged, pensioners,disabled Etc, Mr Jamieson hit the nail on the head, get the Councillors out and get our money back from the Symirl Line, Judanes Knitwear,and probably many more those who go money and just walked away, one company were given in the region of £7 Million and promtly declared bankrupcy, and this given to Mareel must not go on, the said it came from a different source, why cant the Council use this diffrent source to help or pay of there financial problems

  2. same old same from the sic what next rob shetlanders bank accounts


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