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  1. I was wondering if someone could advise the best route to identifying some agricultural type land (registered croft would be ok) in the region of a couple of acres that also has some potential for a house site, or an existing house would be fine. In short looking for a small croft, I guess. But they don't really come on market very often, more who you know, etc. Just wondering if anyone could identify some people/organisations it may be worth speaking to.
  2. Hi, does anyone know if B&Q will deliver a kitchen to Shetland? Their website seems to say no, but I thought they came up here and did showcases?
  3. this story is not strictly correct. Shetland households are still eligible for all the assistance with regard to insulation measures and energy efficiency advice. They just won't be part of this new his scheme like the vast majority of homes in scotland won't be. A freephone call to est, sorry don't know the number, will put you in touch will local advice centre and outline what support you can receive.
  4. Yummm, Walls scrambled eggs on a Walls bakery loaf, very westside... and delicious!
  5. How often is the snooker club open? Is it solely a weekend evening thing? Also what are the membership fees?
  6. Hi, I was wondering if someone could recommend someone to call to come and have a look at our central heating - the boiler seems to have packed up. We are in the central mainland.
  7. Thanks for clarification, just thought in the event of this going to full council for ratification it may put her in a difficult position, as she could then be part of the decision making process. (***Mod Edit - Excess quoting removed***)
  8. And What do the rules state about other councillors stating their views during a planning board meeting? I believe a statement of objection was read out on behalf of Cllr Betty Fullerton, surely this is not allowed?
  9. There are nine on the board. I don't think the chairman Frank Robertson voted.
  10. I think voting was as follows: For: Bill Manson, Laura Baisley, and Jim Budge Against: Iris Hawkins, Gary Robinson, Josie Simpson, Caroline Miller and Cecil Smith.
  11. Do we know who voted for and against the support of £25,000?
  12. Recent wholly inappropriate terminology used by those who are opposing this venture has prompted me to write. And before I start I am going to declare an interest in this project; not because I am a crofter or a member of SACL or SLMG but because I am a conscientious meat eater who actually cares about where my meat comes from and how it is processed. Having been in the fortunate position to visit the Laxfirth facility, an invitation that was extended to all interested parties by SACL, I can say that I found the whole process far from “barbaricâ€. Yes I saw animals arrive in trailers and yes I was aware what was going on inside. Did I feel that the process was barbaric, far from it! What I find barbaric is the fact that we as an island community that could be wholly self sufficient in meat supply are importing lamb and beef from as far a field as New Zealand, Uruguay and Brazil. Are you happy eating this meat? I know for sure that I am not! However I am more than happy to eat locally grown and processed lamb even if it was happening on my doorstep. The current facilities in Shetland are widely acknowledged as inadequate. Let’s take this wonderful opportunity that is before us and see locally produced meat eaten locally! Let’s see Shetland lamb, pork and beef eaten in our schools and available in our shops. How many people who are opposing this venture through signing the petitions have actually visited an abattoir and seen it in operation? Not very many I would guess judging by the numerous false and unsubstantiated remarks. Let us face it, the location of the houses nearby is unfortunate, however the houses have gone up in the full knowledge that there was an industrial site there, the building has not just suddenly appeared! I would encourage anyone who has a valid reason to object to this project to do so, but no more of this NIMBYism and scaremongering!!
  13. you would certainly need to have it secured down for days like today!
  14. Contrary to popular belief prices are actually lower now than they were before autumn so we should be seeing an improvement as long as: (a) we have not lost our jobs and ( we are not trying to obtain credit beyond our means.
  15. NO, No, no. A third runway is a ludicrous idea. For a start the two runways that exist at the moment are bad enough. Heathrow's location and set up is far from ideal and this third runway would just add to the problems. I think if this goes ahead it (which I very much doubt) will contribute a total of 20% of the UK's CO2 emission target for 2050 and I am far from convinced that the economic benefits stack up against the environmental and social impact.
  16. I to have been nothing other than satisfied with the key cutting at Geordies.
  17. does anyone know who do office furniture deliveries for free/reasonable money to Shetland?
  18. This 'consultation' is in my opinion just a tick box exercise. Yes public consultation has been conducted but it is a very flawed consultation. So many leading questions, who exactly compiled this survey? Is it objective? Will it lead to useful responses? I personally think not. Therefore what was the point of it, other than to compile with someones own agenda or to simply tick a box to say it was done!
  19. the 'controversy' rumbles on then!
  20. I was just referring to Derrick Bradley's comments in the press. I am sure he will be disappointed by the SJFA decision, but as you said a democratic decision has been made. It is good to see that the posts were filled as the junior setup is the lifeblood of football in the isles.
  21. Interesting news, will we now see a complaint to the senior association regarding the Shetland job and if it is 'according to constitution'?
  22. Seems a bit odd?!?! Every club surely has one vote only - how can that not be fair?
  23. how did the first night go? Any sense?
  24. too slow muppet . I'm quick off the mark this afternoon - it must be getting near the weekend!
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