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Muckle Oxters

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  1. I canna imagine da Flea wid ken how tae post messages on a forum!
  2. Good on dee. Somebody has tae dae it!
  3. I doot dis fellow is doin more harm tae his cause dan he is raisin support for it https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2022/03/04/uha-campaigner-turns-his-attention-to-community-safety-board/ I'm sure he tinks persistance will pay aff, and while I dunna necessarily disagree we him, I'm gettin a bit tired o him. If he had twartee of da weemin he's campaignin on behalf backin him up, den his points might be better received.
  4. I towt dis wis a weel written and informative letter A short history of Ukraine: a new Iron Curtain descending? https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2022/03/04/a-short-history-of-ukraine-a-new-iron-curtain-descending/
  5. So, whaur du you tink dis will end? And whit news sources do you find haes da most informative coverage?
  6. Agreed. Da Brugert shop hae splendid bacon, but it's a bit of a trek from Muckle Oxter HQ. Wid dat be Anderson's Butchers maet?
  7. I've had enough o yun pre-packed supermarket bacon. Is it joost me, or has it gotten warse pwer the past few years? When you pit in in da fryin pan it seems tae boil in it's ain scummy white water rather den fry. So... whit's da best locally produced bacon?
  8. Dir number is listed here - https://www.zettrans.org.uk/contact/bus-services - but dat's aboot aa I ken!
  9. And dunna forget da hosts and hostesses! Efter da last torch has been fired intae da galley, it's dem dat run da show - da rest o wis are joost dir guests! As I'm sure ony overexcited guizer whaa his been reprimanded by a hostess can testify, dey're no da put-upon subservient serving wenches some folk wid lik tae portray dem as! I wance got datn a stonesin for wirkin dirt dat I wis nearly greetin
  10. I'm on da fence re: female guizers in da respect dat I dunna hae a particularly strong opinion, but it does seem lik a thankless task tae try to spaek aboot realities and legalities when folk are bein swept along we emotions and a desire fur equalities above onything idder. I feel dat da debate has gotten mair divisive ower da past few years as da folk demanding change ir increasingly drawing parallels atween Lerrick UHA and domestic violence, misogyny, sexism etc which has left da many 'traditionalists' feelin bemused and under attack. It also seems to me dat ower da past decade or so Lerrick UHA has been promoted as a 'community' event in da widest sense o da word, but I feel dat da community is da 'Lerrick UHA community' and tae a large extent you hae to earn your place in it. If da 'Lerrick UHA community' want change den I'm sure it'll come. But if dey dunna, I doot dirs plenty o folk in da 'wider community' who simply winna accept it and we're doomed for dis divisiveness tae run on and on.
  11. @EM seemed to be da fellow that knows about the legalities aroond UHA. EM, is du oot dare?!
  12. Is it my imagination, or is dir a lot more letters aboot female guizers in Lerrick Up Helly Aa letters bein published in da local media dis year? Dir doesna seem to be ony new discussion points, or ony sign o reconciliation.... joost mair o it! I dunna sense ony change in folk I spik tae's opinions, but it feels lik folk are even mair entrenched da more it's spoken aboot.
  13. Yis, and his only redeeming characteristic is dat some folk tink he is a loveable buffoon. I'd have towt being a buffoon, lovable or not, wid hiv worked against a Prime Minister.
  14. I'm tinkin atween partygate and da Saville comments den it's time tae scoot!
  15. Should Boris byde or should he scoot aff?
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. Fish n tatties! And every variation o fish n tatties you can tink o!
  21. It maks a lot o sense dat folk widna be allowed to drive and wander freely aboot a rocket launch site!
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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?
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