Not in the least caring (Gail McMillan)

Listening to the radio last Thursday, I have never heard so much garbage spoken by two guys who are in charge of Shetland’s money.

Is it not the people’s money? Who owns it? We know it is not the benefits agency. Trustee Bobby Hunter at least got that off his chest.

Could Jonathan Will and Mr Hunter not find a way to help Shetland folk who are having problems to survive, yes survive, on £72 per week?

I challenge Jonathan and Bobby if they could see themselves living on £72 a week.

They were not in the least caring about the pensioners of Shetland. Not once did they blame themselves or the other trustees for the mess of the Shetland Charitable Trust. If the trust is in such a bad way, they have no-one other than themselves to blame for its current state.

Both Dr Wills and Mr Hunter were very quick in blaming the politicians at Westminster for the state of the pensions. I was of the understanding that if the people of Shetland were in need they would get help. This does not seem to be the case.

It is time that Shetlanders got together, not a dozen or so, but everyone who is in need one way or the other, to get rid of this lot. Shetland people don’t hold back. Come forward and let your voices be heard, either by letter, email or any other means.

Let the trustees be told who they represent. Get your councillor involved; he or she was democratically voted in to the position to firstly look after their constituents.

As Mr Hunter stated it is not about saving. Well, why take away what is rightfully the people of Shetland’s money.

Gail McMillan
13 South Lochside,


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