22nd October 2018
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Breathtaking arrogance (Donnie Morrison)

On Wednesday 17th July, when I returned from work, I discovered a person had been on my property for some time, apparently surveying.

When I asked the individual who he was employed by he said he was doing an ecologial survey for the new road which Viking Energy is proposing to construct from Sandwater to Kergord.

Despite John Robertson’s (community liason officer – Viking Energy’s new PR person) assurances of openess it would appear that the breathtaking arrogance, as displayed in the past by Viking Energy, continues unchanged.

To allow a surveyor to enter someone’s land without first obtaining permission is, in my opinion, symptomatic of the entire toxic project.

From the very start this windfarm has been driven forward with no regard for the individuals or communities that will be the most affected.

Donnie Morrison
Setter,
Weisdale.

3 comments

  1. John Robertson, Viking Energy community liaison officer

    We agree with Mr Morrison that the ecologist at work on his land should not have been there without his permission. However, he was not carrying out any task authorised by Viking Energy.

    During the previous fortnight he did undertake work for us in different areas of the Mainland, which involved access to people’s land. The relevant landowners and crofters’ representatives were notified in advance.

    If you have a concern arising from activity you think might be on behalf of Viking Energy please get in touch on 01595 743 840 or info@vikingenergy.co.uk and I will look into it.

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  2. john irvine

    I couldn`t agree with you more Donnie, this whole VE project is being rammed down our throats by a few selfish individuals who hope to make a quick buck. This whole windfarm idea is insane and will be an environmental and economic disaster.

    I am quite convinced that the majority of the people in Shetland are very much against this totally destructive venture not to mention all the poor individuals who are going to be living close to these monstrosities.

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  3. Donnie Morrison

    In reply to John Robertson I can only say what an incredibly public minded person Viking Energy’s ecologist is to spend almost a full day surveying on my land for his own interest.
    I was told by the ecologist that he believed in surveying a broad corridor on both sides of the route intended for the proposed new super highway to Upper Kergord.
    It seems that John believes Viking Energy can never be wrong – but then we all remember their emphatic public announcement that a Health Impact Assessment had been done…….

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