Think before you vote (Ronnie Williamson)

Whether you vote for or against Scotland’s independence, you should also take time to think about our island home.

Would we be better as part of an independent Scotland or not, and would we have more or less control of our future? We must also remember that this is a vote with no going back.

When you look at our history it is long and various, ending up as part of Scotland.

I also wonder if we could, would we vote to go back to Norway? I wonder.

I also wonder what part the oil plays in this game. We have gained a lot of good from this black gold, and Shetland in the eyes of Scotland is very rich.

And how does this affect the Bill passed in Westminster in the 1970s by the then Zetland County Council.

We should all be very careful how we vote in September.

We are Shetlanders first and we should put our islands first. So Shetland residents, whether it’s “yes” or “no”, think carefully before you vote.

Ronnie Williamson

1 Colonial Place,



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  • David Spence

    • June 10th, 2014 18:45

    Well Ronnie, it seems that the Crown Court (the case against Stuart Hill) and Alex Salmond (When he was visiting Shetland and talking at the Mareel) and the SNP are both playing the ‘ Ignorance Card ‘ when it comes to Scotland ‘ proving ownership of the Islands of Shetland and Orkney ‘.

    In fact, I would even go as far as to say our own archivist gave evidence (although this was not in any way, shape or form conclusive, factual or definitive) and the Court (flippantly and with an element of arrogance) was quite happy to accept such evidence despite many questions which should have been asked and further evidence giving 100% proof in the form of written documentation (something you would have expected in a Court).

    Because Shetland and Orkney are ‘ massive cash cows ‘ for Scotland (and the UK) bringing up the subject of Shetlands Independence or this of Scotland’s ownership of these islands would be the last thing any Scottish or UK politician would want, in light of the huge economic benefits the islands have. In other words, Shetland and Orkney are only of interest as long as they are making money for us.

    As said previously, it is quite ironic that it takes an Englishman (Mr Stuart Hill) to ask the questions in the regards to Scotland illegal strangle on these islands, but where, unfortunately, ‘ ignorance is bliss ‘ is the game that is being played by the Crown and the political establishment (SNP)


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