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  1. They import the natural grain spirit so no they do not distill it on Unst rather they re cook it adding ingredients so yea bit of a con really http://www.ginfoundry.com/interviews/stuart-nickerson-shetland-reel/
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  2. audi-ya-do

    Affordable Housing

    On any level positive discrimination is the worst type. You discriminate against a large majority who meet certain criteria for a minority who meet none but one e.g. education, wealth, culture, religion the list goes on and on. This then increases the majorities anger against the wrong people-those who they see receiving positive discrimination not the ones who impose it. In turn this leads to calls against the majority, for voicing their anger against such policies, as racists, bigots, zealots etc. How to push anything unfair through legislation is to say those opposed to it are racist, homophobic, etc. You'll see the level headed majority then back off as they don't want those sort of labels-but this then creates simmering, silent, resentment deep down, not a good thing. Housing is a basic need of ALL people, along with clean water, heat, and food. As such ALL applicants for social housing, should be treated to a set criteria regardless of race, creed, culture, religion, sexual preference, prison term, addictions, or even length of time in that area, or anything else. That is why it is called SOCIAL HOUSING.
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  3. Scorrie

    Affordable Housing

    Contact landlords who are offering houses and negotiate hard. There's a fair few empty rental properties hanging around with greedy folk thinking they can still charge what they were milking the oil industry for. It'll sink in with the brighter ones that a lower rent long term is better than short term greed. Unfortunately, those who hocked themselves up to the eyeballs with a buy-to-let mortgage to enable them to get their snout in the trough will be coming unstuck as they can no longer command the retal income to cover the overheads and will offloading their proerties onto the sale market. That's my take on it, anyway. But even if I'm way off beam, I wouldn't just ignore the higher rental adverts - get in there and negotiate. You never know......
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  4. 12493

    Affordable Housing

    I wish the rents would come down. I have been offered a job in Shetland but at £900 a room? I currently pay £620 for a 4 bedroom house with garage. Who can actually afford to live up here?
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