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  1. shetlander

    Scatsta Airport

    Folk are quick enough to come up with ideas about what should be done but as usual the expectation is that somebody else and/or the council should be funding them. The hard truth is that any use that is found for it needs to be commercially viable. I just can’t see anything on the scale of what has kept it going for the last 40 odd years ticking that box. There just aren’t enough locals or visitors flying in and out and tourism is never going to grow to levels that make a second airport viable. Use of it by the much-lauded Space Centre might be one glimmer of hope but IMO there’s still a lot to be proven on that front before it will bring the economic benefits we keep hearing about. Yes it’s devastating for the North Mainland but the boom was never going to last forever and we’re all going to have to plan for and get used to oil and gas playing a shrinking role in wir economy and way of life here.
    1 point
  2. tlady

    Black Gaet roundabout?

    I had a VERY close call there today and it really shook me up! it is such a blackspot!! a friend suggested a roundabout would make it safer, what do you think?
    1 point
  3. cicero

    Black Gaet roundabout?

    How about driving with more care and attention.
    1 point
  4. Hell, no. There's more than one problem with this junction:- 1) Impatient drivers, especially those turning right into the junction and turning left towards town. 2) Not being able to judge the speed at which vehicles are moving when approaching the junction from South Mainland; when you are sitting at the junction say waiting to turn right to travel South, there's a dip in the road further up which makes it difficult to judge the vehicles' speed (which might be adding to the thought of 1) above!) 3) Easy to overshoot the junction, especially in icy conditions. I don't think there is enough space for either a roundabout or traffic lights, although I'd prefer traffic lights to a roundabout. It might be time to seriously consider re-routing the road. Afterthought: Drop the speed limit on that section?
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