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  1. It maks a lot o sense dat folk widna be allowed to drive and wander freely aboot a rocket launch site!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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?
  6. 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?
  7. 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
  8. 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!
  9. 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!
  10. 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!
  11. Weel done @Ghostrider. I aye feel satisfied when folk find a wye to blame da cooncil
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. Actually, dat soonds lik a no too bad wye tae go! Dirs a fly on my screen as a type dis...
  15. 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?
  16. 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!
  17. I'm been on me holidays, which included a brak fae da internet!
  18. 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
  19. https://www.shetland.gov.uk/news/article/184/first-phase-of-demolition-as-knab-redevelopment-gets-underway
  20. I'm no sure there's very much o it dat is convincing. I think racists shoot demselves in da foot when dey irna able to mak a case and joost repeat da same old bruck and come across as ignorant knobs!
  21. I dare say it's some young ersehols lookin tae be controversial. Nae doot dey'll be chuffed we da stink dey've created, but liklee gettin a bit squeeky ersed noo dat da police ir on dir tails
  22. All du really seems to be sayin is dat things will be different. And dat wid be da whole point. Things wid be different - some better, some worse - but Scotland tends to vote fur left leaning parties and England tends to vote fur right leaning parties. If we went wir seperate ways den Scotland wid liklee hae higher taxes and better social services, England wid hae lower taxes and mair reliance on public service outsourcing tae private companies. For example, if you towt dat giving awaa aa da Covid contracts tae private companies rather than investing da same money in da NHS wis da right thing
  23. It’s kinda lik da difference between splittin da bill or aabody buyin dir own denner. When a group o folk split da bill dirs always some folk dat end up disgruntled because dey think dey’ve paid mair than they expected, (especially if dey didna hae wine or a starter!) but if aabody buys dir own denner dey get whit dey want and whit dey can afford. I dee da HS2 rail link and Trident lik Scotland payin fur England’s wine and starter. Scotland might no be able to afford da steak and truffles, but we can still get a good feed fae da Harbour Cafe!
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