ll Posted January 1, 2013 Report Share Posted January 1, 2013 We seem to be struggling to find enough cash to keep key services such as transport links, schools and care homes futures secure. When the rest of Scotland which is made up of many regions with much more tourism industry than Shetland can manage perfectly well with the nationally co-ordinated joined up services Visit Scotland provide including trusted accreditation. Do we really need Promote Shetland and can we continue to keep paying half a million pounds a year to duplicate a service and create confusion when our core vital services are at serious threat? From the SIC gov web pages release in 2009 when it was set up: 'At its meeting of 18 February 2009, the Council agreed to an annual cost of Â£453,392 for the set up and operation of the service' If the service on the other hand is justified, these costs could be recouped by apportioning a charge Â£255 per (Shetland Statistics) bed space in Shetland to ensure the service breaks even and doesn't drain away vital public funds required to maintain essential services. Does the SIC still have it's unique development department? I thought not - none of their signature events take place now and there is no money left to develop anything no we are broke. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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