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Shetland Regeneration


FiCam28
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Hi folks,

 

I have recently moved to Shetland and am doing some research into "change in the community" and wonder if anyone has any thoughts or experience of how Shetland has adapted to change over the years in respect to continual regeneration of the communities and economy.

 

Shetland has been through several changes e.g. fishing, oil & gas and has proven that it is capable of adapting to significant change.

 

I am trying to understand the process, what went well, what could be improved, what did the community expect in terms of change, was public opinion sought and if so how was it gathered?

 

As a community who has been and is going through change any comments/opinions you have good and bad would be really appreciated.

 

Thanks

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Thanks Trout, I'll try and clarify although I have a very broad remit.

 

I am working on a project for a consulting company who is addressing the issue of "change in the community" across all different areas in Scotland to try and learn the process of change, what went well, what didn't and why etc.

 

Any information posted will only be used to analyse and trend the common experiences across different communities and will not be specifically quoted or published.

 

Hope that clarifies things.

 

Thanks

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So basically, is this a case where you are getting paid but you want people to comment for free? If I'm wrong, then please say so and I apologise.

 

Who is this faceless organisation?

 

Are the above your research questions?

 

What methodology and methods are you utilising?

 

Be handy if you could define 'community' too.

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sorry i meant that change is often made worse because the local/national government don't speak consult properly. a fine example is the blue print mess. a proper open discussion would have sorted it not fixed consultations.

 

another example is all the secrecy behind deals between our representatives and big business. does anyone feel comfortable about how they come to these deals.

 

even thou i am pro viking a proper referendum on this and other big issues really is the only way. for such big decisions to be made.

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Hi FiCam28, thanks for sharing a bit more.

 

Way to go unlinkedstudent for being sae döl aboot hit. Perhaps not the best way to engender what could have been a very interesting thread :roll:

 

Anyway, FiCam28, I guess making a first stab at addressing any points you already understand we could attempt to utilise this medium to affect. Transparency works well in cases such as these.

 

Thanks.

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@trout

 

Perhaps if the OP hadn't already concluded the results I'd have more faith but given the way it is worded, I don't. (Edit: a 'leading question/statement' influencing responses) Besides, growth doesn't necessarily equate to regeneration either.

 

Without knowing more details, some Shetlink posters could be inadvertently giving their opinion indirectly to an organisation they personally, as individuals, dislike. For example, "significant change" all over Scotland - yeah, wind farms would be a significant change.

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Way to go unlinkedstudent for being sae döl aboot hit. Perhaps not the best way to engender what could have been a very interesting thread :roll:

 

It could be interesting but, happens that for once :D , I support Unlinked on this one.

 

OP needs to be much more open before I would volunteer any help.

 

Who does he/she/it work for?

 

What is the purpose of the research?

 

Who is it for?

 

It's alright to be paid for doing something but, you shouldn't expect people to spew information into your lap, "no questions asked", just because you asked for it.

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@trout

 

Perhaps if the OP hadn't already concluded the results I'd have more faith but given the way it is worded, I don't.

 

What, from the two posts the OP has made, leads you to believe they have already concluded the results and which wording exactly do you have a problem with?

 

(Edit: a 'leading question/statement' influencing responses)

 

For the life of me I cannot see how you can consider the original post, or the subsequent reply, to be a leading question. The OP simply asked for opinion/experience.

 

Besides, growth doesn't necessarily equate to regeneration either.

 

And your point is? No body mentioned growth until you did.

 

Without knowing more details, some Shetlink posters could be inadvertently giving their opinion indirectly to an organisation they personally, as individuals, dislike. For example, "significant change" all over Scotland - yeah, wind farms would be a significant change.

 

You seem quite happy to give your opinion, on all manner of subjects, to anybody who cares to read it on these forums. Why should this particular thread by any different?

 

Who does he/she/it work for?

 

This is just downright ignorant and insulting.

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