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  1. Dear readers I was sad day to here scasta Airport to close. It was good for oil Industry and jobs in area north mainland, area solution for that if put on market min charge for operator of Airport without financial support from Local government. a lot British airport were sold small price conditions keep them open under private operators Shetland requires two airports By laws rules aviation must be second airfield in Shetland and why not scasta for passenger freights This would once again open tourism as people can fly in areas directly and hotels be back working not closing, Sic do
  2. II Yes I agree with your points. If Norwegian companies can put up 80% funding also private Investors put in 20% then let them start tunnels solve this ferries problems, for ferries to Aberdeen caithness were ever there plenty companies come operate these lines if door is open, already Orkney ferry operator willing to come in summer service to caithness, Government and SIC must open doors let people operate links do good service and cheaper to public, its proven tunnels works just local government afraid as they can’t build them self’s afraid let people do it and put delay in talks, there lik
  3. Inter-Island ferry services It’s sad Scottish government don’t include in budget funds for inter-island ferries, as its live line to people in islands, but same time cheaper options must be looked at operate service. and for 15m per year from Scottish office and 7.5m toped up by Sic per year it’s not good value for monies. thus again option Sic must look at is following A put out to tender to professional operator come in with vessels operate service. Cut costs B give it to Scottish government to run it, ZetTrans do wonderful job but few in head of ever been to sea for practic
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    Hi Frances144 Yes Fly be are keeping Orkney Lines as they get more support there as login Air been Supported a lot over years by SIc as owners were most time Royal bank Scotland, I thought completion would be very good in business as end day flights get cheaper Now it go back after some time high costs again then they will ask more grants from government support for life line service, same song. as ferries, if don’t require or need tunnels two options A put ferries out 5 year tender operate service or let Scottish government run them there self-save local tax payers monies and use on bett
  5. Its good Orkney finally opened eyes and will give chance for scottish Goverment to take on job operate ferries save there own isles funds they can spend on other things, Maybe shetland can take alook at same thing ,even 5 year test see how things work, it seems work ok westcoast scotland,give them chance as at end day they have funds ,it looks like Northlink contract next round Goverment operate service them selfs as they do in west coast I say welcome to them,if tunnels are out of picture no other option for isles,
  6. Mr Brown I agree bridge idea not so good as many days of year it be closed due wind speeds thats why tunnels not depend on weather to cross, materials from tunnel can be used in road construction through isles, these tunnels take min 2 years to build each one and would employe alot of people in area during build this day of age not bad thing, new business would start in area as not so remote,but 10 years plan must be done on this to get people to area to invest, in projects
  7. Hi George I Agree some your points but future of Islands depend on people and Numbers If they keep falling or not going up Government will stop Giving more monies on ferries service it go to few ferries per day, and only way to get numbers up and family’s to stay on islands give conditions work places good transport links, but I am seeing that Sic try to centralize things that people are encouragement to move to lerwick Rural areas will slowly come fewer over time, Anderson High school is great 50 plus Million Costs for prefab building 25-max 30 years live span ,but same time they
  8. Hi George I thank you for your Reply But in reality people be more free to attend classes or social events in lerwick and return home when they want and don’t depend on ferries its 24 hours service fixed links, lot young from outer isles get bored and if they want to go to lerwick evening must stay there overnight, same with workers if direct fixed links people can even work in lerwick return home night with good transport network,as buses depend on ferries running or not due to weather. Example there was meeting in shetland hotel for farmers crofter future of Shetland 7pm night how ma
  9. Yes, I agree the bear 100% this lose to isles not been Able to get to sales with livestock, as a lot people hold stock back hoping prices go up. now there lost chance, I understand weather no one can controll but if been fixed link its don’t depend on weather, maybe really good idea to put out survey who like fixed links on islands, I understand ferries jobs would go but in building of tunnel 100s jobs be created on islands building them also there after they need maintained and security people. Isle people go for fixed links and future Islands develop and young generation have reasons for th
  10. Hi Readers I think best option is to put to vote on Northern Isle what people of isles want letter to each house hold to tick box with options, as end day SIC must respect peoples wishes, I believe personally fixed links best, give locals chance of people move day or night and to Attract tourism and business to islands, Bura Isle has proven population went up in area as people can work were they wish don’t depend on ferries. With this Scottish office must respect people as well and find Eu and private public partnership to build tunnels, faro Islands also built there tunnels a long time ago
  11. Can Anyone advice why SIC don’t go for tunnels? When Eu and Norwegian company both would fund most of it Yell one could drive and same Unst day or night don’t depend on whether to mainland Shetland, it be great I don’t believe people in North isle would object such service if built. I see in media Sic have been at Scottish office for ferries payments to Give more Funds , But do remember not long ago Scottish Government offered to take run ferries Directly. why Sic did not except this with conditions to run service? this would have cleared their liability’s financial, and monies could go in
  12. Hi Readers Why Sic all time have to take control of Investment in Shetland? why they don’t ask Investors come into Shetland build with their own monies? this goes for a lot thing houses factories food productions can be done in Shetland give jobs to locals in areas, ship goods out shetland there’s no plans drawing up to help villages and north isles for next 10- 20 years, no were SIC have north Isles Westside small unites people could rent that I see. Everything done is for Lerwick. Rest Shetland people can struggle, please Make jobs in areas for people. Were they stay villages will Develop
  13. Housing and mixture of civic uses proposed for disused Anderson High School site ? well this seems to be plan from start housing idea from Sic in this area, when in fact they have land in area stanny hill for houses better keep such housing one location with good Infustrutcure place and not spoil nice scenic area with housing. Next to cemetery. I think this area better to be kept for social use for young and old centre for old people were they can Go in day time like a day centre with nice gardens planted trees, main buildings can be used for accommodation for people of Shetland
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