First Minister to visit isles on Monday

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to make a flying visit to Shetland next week, following in the footsteps of agriculture minister Richard Lochhead who will be in the isles tomorrow.

Ms Sturgeon will arrive on Monday and will open the SNP campaign hub in Lerwick at 6.30pm, along with local candidate Danus Skene.

She will then speak and take questions an hour later at a public meeting in Shetland Museum, chaired by Robbie McGregor from the local SNP branch.

Before that Mr Lochhead, who has faced fierce criticism recently over the government’s Less Favoured Areas (LFA) payments delay, will visit the abbatoir in Lerwick tomorrow afternoon.


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  • John Irvine

    • March 30th, 2016 17:40

    Will husband Ian be with her?
    If so, since its the holidays It would be an excellent chance to entertain the children at the Garrison.
    I believe the last time the Krankies were in Shetland they went down very well.

    • Brian Smith

      • March 30th, 2016 21:55

      This is what is called a ‘joke’ in UKIP circles.

      • iantinkler

        • April 4th, 2016 9:02

        Brian makes an intelligent observation, they call that incisive and constructive comment in UNISON circles lol!!! Just where do you stand on any issue, Brian Smith? The cynical and sarcastic is fairly obvious but how about the constructive and informative about anything at all on any subject!!!!

  • Robin Stevenson

    • March 30th, 2016 19:17

    There you go chaps, the perfect opportunity to have all those unanswered questions finally dealt with? I’m sure Mr Tulloch & Co will have many? Hopefully Tavish or Carmichael will show up to be corrected on a number of issues? Or perhaps Ali will be far too busy and just wait for the memo by someone who wasn’t there either?

  • Gordon Harmer

    • March 31st, 2016 6:11

    “There you go chaps, the perfect opportunity to have all those unanswered questions finally dealt with”.
    I like your sense of humour Robin, she has never answered a question that has been put to her yet so tell me why should she start now?

  • iantinkler

    • March 31st, 2016 7:47

    All hail, the sacred one cometh. She must be really worried by WS if she graces us with her divine presence so early in her campaign!!! I just wonder what election promises she will miraculously bless Shetland with?

    • Johan Adamson

      • March 31st, 2016 8:47

      Im sure she is just quaking in her buits

      • Robert Wishart

        • March 31st, 2016 8:56

        Can she fit in her “buits”?

      • Johan Adamson

        • March 31st, 2016 11:19

        Nae budder, you ken whit they say, big buits, em, big important task to do to support Danus

  • Haydn Gear

    • March 31st, 2016 21:42

    Pa mor pathetic.Nicola Sturgeon will hold her own.

    • John Irvine

      • April 1st, 2016 13:31

      I`m sure she will Haydn, just like Margaret Thatcher did.

      The resemblance is truly striking.

    • iantinkler

      • April 4th, 2016 12:39

      Hold her own what? could be interesting


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