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Muckle Oxters

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  1. Dat'll liklee be da Scalloway Coop goin ahead noo tae https://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2021/11/29/planning-recommends-scalloway-co-op-approval
  2. Nothin dat excitin has happened tae my account. I don't think there's ever been ony attempts tae hack ony o my accounts at ony website. I don't think I've ever had ony cold callers or scam attempts edder. I feel a bit left oot.
  3. I find da whole conspiracy theory business to be interestin. No for da theories demsel, but I winder what it is dat drives some folk tae be so paranoid tae belive dat aabody is lying tae aabody else. Yis, dirs plenty o examples when folk hiv indeed been lied to, but no aabody, aa da time, tae aabody else! It seems tae be a mindset rather den onything else, and you canna seem to discuss onything we determined conspiracy theorists because quantifiable evidence doesna hold ony value, and dey'll use wan evidence-less theory as evidence for anidder een! Dey'll claim dey've done dir research, but da research is often joost readin dubious internet articles.
  4. Shetland black tatties are splendid! Dey hae kinda concentric white and purple rings in dem, and dey ir usually a bit peerier dan a normal tattie. Da eens I grow ir slightly on da mellie (floury, I suppose) end o da scale
  5. Fish n tatties! And every variation o fish n tatties you can tink o!
  6. It maks a lot o sense dat folk widna be allowed to drive and wander freely aboot a rocket launch site!
  7. Da minimum wage, set by da government, is £8.91 an hour. 'Real Living Wage', which a lot o local business go by, is a voluntary minimum o £9.50. Dir's info here https://scottishlivingwage.org/ It doesna tak intae account da higher costs o livin on islands, but it's 6.6% better dan da minimum wage.
  8. I'd be vexed if I wis wrang and dirs a lot o employers payin minimum wage, but I dunna ken o mony, even in catering, and I've had a skoit aroond local vacancy listings and I dunna see ony edder. Whit sectors is it dat's payin minimum wage do you tink? Minimum wage is £8.91 an hour if you're ower 23, and I believe Tesco pay £9.55 and Coop pay £9.50.
  9. I doot you boys irna very familiar we da local employment market if words lik ‘slavery’ and ‘peanuts’ ir bein bandied aboot. Shetland wages are well above national average, including at da lower end o da scales, and I ken few employers payin minimum wage unless mibee fur teenagers we Saturday jobs. Da cost o living is higher than average, so it’s tae be expected dat wages wid be higher, but da labour shortage is across da board - no joost we da lower ends o things. p.s. Splendid job we da blaming o Brussels in da first place’ Ghostrider. Classic Brexit denial
  10. Weel, dis is interesting https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2021/09/03/businesses-struggle-as-number-of-local-job-vacancies-closes-in-on-400-mark/ I canna mind dir be so much wark available since da early days o Sullom. I ken quite a few local businesses dat can get staff for love nor money (I expect offerin money wid be da better route!) I winder if ony Brexit supporters will pit dir hands up and admit dat dey wir warned! Unless, of coorse, dis is whit Brexit supporters actually wanted?
  11. I winder how many folk dat are complaining aboot da Co-ops will stick tae dir ethical guns and no use dem if dey open?
  12. I'm had a few hardwood windows and doors fae Bultern and Mulhern - https://www.yell.com/biz/bulter-and-mulhern-shetland-689356/ Highly recommended
  13. I don't tink the cooncil hae any powers to stop folk feedin dem, and I tink it's only legal to cull dem if dey ir a risk tae public safety or tae idder animals. Dir wid be nae point onywye unless da food supply wis stopped as mair wid joost come. I mind no-say-lang-ago da Abderdeen Cooncil haein a hell o a time we folk feedin dem and leavin grub lyin oot aroond bins. Dir was nothin da cooncil could do apart fae advising folk. I doot you might be best to gadder some evidence dat dey ir a public safety risk. Or an air rifle... You hae my sympathies. Dey ir airborne ersehols!
  14. I tink da problem is dat dir will be less shops. Or mair accurately, a bigger shop we lots o peerie branches. Fae my point o view, da most worrying thing wid be da demise o da local shop's 'fancy goods' departments. Dey're cultural institutions!
  15. Good luck we da search. Seein as you're lookin for something after da tourist season is finishin, you might be lucky and get a tourist-y guest hoose - they'll usually be gettin quieter at dat time o year and might be pleased for a longer term let. Dis is a good place to start makin enquiries https://www.shetlandvisitor.com/ Once you start phonin around you'll probably find that folk will know folk that will know folk that hae something suitable!
  16. Weel done @Ghostrider. I aye feel satisfied when folk find a wye to blame da cooncil
  17. Oh my mercy, dat wis right. I'd forgotten aboot the Orcadians. They must be in cahoots with the windfarm folk. So yis, I agree @Roachmill. I heard dat last week da containers bound fur Shetland stopped aff in Orkney, and da windfarm folk smuggled turbine parts oot o da containers tae sell tae da Orcadians, and den replaced da parts we tonne bags full o Orcadian flies. A man I ken kens anidder man whaa wis dare when dey opened da containers. Dey wir expectin boxes o bearings but got a facefull o bluebottles we up-and-doon pitched Orcadian buzzes instead.
  18. Here's a rumour for wis tae start if it hasna started already.. I'm sure folk will find a wye tae blame da windfartsm for da flys so we might as well get goin, so.. I heard aa da flys hiv come up in containers we windfarm parts and/or dey are da result o diggin up da paet
  19. Actually, dat soonds lik a no too bad wye tae go! Dirs a fly on my screen as a type dis...
  20. Onybody else haein budder we flies dis past twartree days? We’re plagued by da peerie lippers efter I had da windows tae da back we da fine day yesterday. And does onybody hae ony remedies for an infestation o dem?
  21. I towt @Ghostrider's film he posted wis quite relaxing tae watch. I quite enjoyed tootlin aroond da city centre, but I'm blyed I didna hae tae get oot o da car! Da Fentanyl is aptly named - da folk do seem to be faintin and ill!
  22. I'm been on me holidays, which included a brak fae da internet!
  23. Slowing da course o a virus was tae prevent health services being overwhelmed (and buy time whilst vaccines and treatments wir developed, and yis, herd immunity was potentially achieved). Dat is whit kept da mortality rates doon, and on da statistical whole dat wis relatively successful. Once folk had da 'rona, da treatments dat were given oot wir relatively simple, but dir is a limit tae how many folk da health services can look after at wance. When da health services were stretched, mortality rates geed up. Simple stuff. I ken plenty o folk who work in health services, and a few folk dat wir very ill we da 'rona, and dat is da story dey tell me too. I'll tak dir testimony at face value afore I listen tae keyboard virologists. I don't recall ever hearing fae anybody we ony understanding o the 'rona that the health services advice wis in place to 100% contain it or dat dir widna be variants or new viruses in future - it wis tae slow da spread, which it did. I'd be interested tae see ony evidence tae back up dy theory dat slowing da progress increases da chances o variants developing. I'm nae virologist either but it sounds lik a lot o dirt! Surely da mair a virus spreads, da mair chance dir is o mutations. On wan hand du's saying dat "keeping a distance from other people and minimising transferrance from handling anything anyone else had handled" wis sensible. I agree, and dat was da core message fae da health authorities. But den du says dat "the evidence all points everything they've said and done to having been wholly ineffective." Dat wid seem tae be a contradiction Du's throwing oot phrases lik "the potential to come with a far more lethal twist in its tail than anyone's worst nightmares could dream up." den saying "Isn't it time for a little perspective, and a little less mass hysteria." Again, dat wid seem tae be a contradiction And as for comparing the 'rona tae da good old day o da bubonic plague and Spanish flu, when understanding o sanitation, hygiene, germs, viruses and da lik were either non-existant in dir infancy..... Mibee we're aa joost a bunch o modern pansies and we should ignore what was learned fae those global pandemics, ignore da health professionals current advice and joost knuckle doon, get on we it, and let millions die needlessly. I'm happy tae social distance, wear a mask, and wash me hands when needs be if it'll save even wan life.
  24. https://www.shetland.gov.uk/news/article/184/first-phase-of-demolition-as-knab-redevelopment-gets-underway
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