POLL: Should Shetland have more political and financial powers?

Nine councillors have signed a dramatic document seeking more autonomy for the isles.

The proposed motion rails against centralisation of decision making and cuts to public funding.

Political leader Steven Coutts said he was “confident” the motion would be welcomed by fellow councillors when it is debated at a full council meeting on Wednesday 9th September.

It has been signed by Mr Coutts, Duncan Anderson, Alastair Cooper, Andrea Manson, Malcolm Bell, George Smith, Ryan Thomson, Alec Priest, Emma Macdonald.

If passed, the motion would mean Shetland Islands Council formally beginning to explore options “for achieving political and financial self-determination”.


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  • Peter Hamilton

    • September 6th, 2020 19:02

    How well has Shetland used the powers that it has?

    • ali Inkster

      • September 9th, 2020 9:34

      Far better than holyrood has used theirs

  • Annette Shewan

    • September 9th, 2020 11:52

    With the way our council have handled the Norrona fiasco, the Whitehouse and now Viking energy – God help us if they do!


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