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  1. Hello everybody, I notice that on the mainland there is a growing movement of people who intend to refuse to pay their energy bills untill something is done about energy companies profits. Has anybody here signed up to this or knows anything about it.
  2. It has come to my notice that recently there has been mention of repopulating the islands. My son who comes here for holidays and to visit me has said that he would like to relocate to the Shetland isles on a permanent basis. This would be a win situation for the isles as he can drive tankers/hgvs, he would also bring his four small daughters and his wife who is a teacher in training. He has written to various employers and there are jobs available but he would need a council house. He has also written to various councillors and received replies but they could not offer any assistance. I do realize that there is a waiting list for council houses but I do find it strange that our councillors are looking at ways to bring foreign nationals here as I assume that they will require council houses. Could we have some sort of merit system in place to cater for off islanders to come here and bring with them needed skills and children to start the next generation. I look forward to all your comments.
  3. Yes, Bulter and Mulhern. You can look at mine. Aith.
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    Again from me, well said Colin ,you are correct.
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    Well said Frances. Stay away from it.
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    Be very careful. There are lots of scams out there. I was lucky as I got my money back, most do not.
  7. Where have all the regulars gone, foreign holidays perhaps. Can we manage without them.
  8. Just phoned up Gremista and a very helpful man took my name and said that he would put my name on and I could collect when next in town.
  9. How can I obtain a replacement recycling bag. The one that came with the bins and was for glass.
  10. O dear, Am I right in thinking that our leaders are not really concerned or interested in our welfare and are only interested in the money they can get even if the product kills us.
  11. I note that a large amount of heroin has been intercepted and that is good but if you look at the worldwide figures for deaths from heroin against worldwide figures for deaths from smoking drinking why are these substance users not being targeted.
  12. Thank you George that was a great help.
  13. Hello. As my house has underfloor electric heating which does not work if there is a power cut I am considering some type of gas heater so I would be grateful for any advice/information as regards running costs type of gas etc. I did consider wood burning but as you need installation and also the cleaning and getting wood this option does not seem the best.
  14. If we are not careful we will find that we are like China where you can disappear for saying something that the authorities do not like.
  15. You do not have freedom of speech and with all the new powers that are being given to the police you will soon not be able to protest about anything. These new laws of course will all be rescinded once the pandemic is over. I am not Jan.
  16. Reading all these posts it seems that privacy for the individual is non-existent and just wishful thinking.
  17. From all the posts it seems as if it is difficult to hide from the authorities and unless you are up to something why bother.
  18. Cards/Digital entry on passports etc are coming whether you like it or not as airports and countries will require documentation to travel. Why the fear of I.D. cards as I am sure that even Mr Putin knows what we all had for dinner. I think that considering the time that we have had to study this virus we have done very well with producing a vaccine. I am sure that better vaccines will come but is there such a thing as a 100% effective vaccine. I would also like to advise anyone who has refused the vaccine to think again as this virus is not a nice way to die and some of the after effects are not nice either. I speak from experience. It may also be a good idea if those of you who rubbish the vaccine would keep your negative thoughts to yourself as you may sway the undecided to not take the vaccine. It would be interesting to see if the people who shout about the vaccine being dangerous or not effective actually took it themselves. Before the English language experts jump in and criticise my spelling/punctuation I do apologize for any mistakes.
  19. Any thoughts on vaccination cards. My son who lives in England on getting the jab was given a card with details of what he got and I note that people in Wales are getting cards. I did not get one when I got my jabs.
  20. Hello again. I have also posted this in the music section, thank you.
  21. Hello, I know that this is probable the wrong place to post this but i want it to get maximum coverage. Would the person who bought a violin/fiddle from Mr Ewen Thomson in 2013, I believe that it was a lady, please get in touch with me and she will hear something to her advantage, Thank you.
  22. Hello Muckle Oxters, Thank you for your input. I do agree with you that it could be expensive to put a heat pump in and if you were young you may be able to get it back over a long period due to it being perhaps cheaper to run but I am not young so the propane could be the best option, I have had no other info. as yet. It would only be used on very cold days.
  23. i need to heat a small shed about 3m x 3m. if anybody has done this can they advise me as to the best way to do it / I have discounted wood burners so i am left with propane electric radiator or a small heat pump, I favour the heat pump and if that is your advise can you tell me who is the best person to speak to about it, thank you.
  24. Well said aaa22 / as i said earlier drive with care and attention / If people can not cope with a simple junction such as this they should not be on the road / If they ever drive on the mainland how would they cope with some of the junctions there / I think that there is a case for people who pass a test here being made to pass another on the mainland if they are going to drive there.
  25. How about driving with more care and attention.
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