As we all know Shetland Charitable Trust deals with a high percentage of Shetlanders’ oil money, which in turn gives financial backing to Viking Energy.
Viking Energy is heavily involved with Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) as both are companies which are in pursuit of the development of these dreaded windfarms.
For those who have not heard, SSE has just been fined over £10 million for fraudulently overcharging its customers (they were caught out by the power regulator Ofgem). A firm of this magnitude should be made to pay back every penny which it stole from each customer.
The SIC and Shetland Charitable Trust should have no more dealing with a company that cannot be trusted. It is not as if it was the meter reader – it was the guys at the top of SSE who hatched the scheme.
Companies of this calibre of dishonesty should not be allowed to have any dealings with the SIC or the Shetland Charitable Trust. Although it does not deal directly with the SIC or the charitable trust, SSE is dealing with Viking Energy which is financed by the SIC and the trust.
I hope as long as the SSE is involved in this windfarm project Shetland Islands Council and Shetland Charitable Trust should withdraw from giving any more of our money to support these companies, and put our money to better use.
13 South Lochside,