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  1. At the risk of repeating what many must have asked - how do you contact the moderator team in an iPad / iPhone as there is no link at the bottom of the page to contact them? Thanks
  2. It all comes down to cost,if one has to transport materials to and from the town it is far more expensive.but still many seem to manage like bakers & butchers . What is the point of building houses in areas where there is no work and little possibility of work,simply to create a situation where the necessity of transport becomes a problem for work ,schools ect. Many could work from home but the "data protection act" prevents this .Would you like the "friends ,neighbours and children"viewing your personal files in someones home as they pop along for a chat and a cup of coffee. How could one prevent this outside an office enviroment It is this problem with confidentiality that deters many from allowing staff to work fom home. If someone is interested in croft work and has some land then the little bit extra earned from this along with a job can make it worth while being out in the country.Not everyone is in this position. Why was there empty houses in Mossbank for years.? This is a very complex issue that requires much thought,council cannot just built houses in rural areas and then face additional costs transporting children to and from school and the extra cost to the country of unemployment benifits if there is no work. The Mossbsnk houses was a mistake as what the SIC should have done was build temporary accommodation to address the temporary need for Sullom construction accommodation. As too building houses in places where there is no work - there are several reasons why. Firstly its where folk want to bide and services (shop, school, fish factory, bakery, builders etc) should be encouraged & supported by all involved agencies, SIC etc. There isn't enough room in Lereick for everything & what a crap place Shetland would be if everything, everyone lived & worked in or around the toon. More importantly if our local political, planning & development agencies don't support rural Shetland & continually force things into Lerwick, a future Scottish government might start applying the same stupid ideology and cut support to Shetland, encouraging folk to relocate to Aberdeenshire. Date protection as an excuse for not encouraging home working or rural hubs is just that, an excuse. Data protection is no better protected in one big building in a town or city centre.
  3. Oops " what hope is there"?
  4. Vik

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    Suffererincrankymoto - you need to wise up! Almost all sites (Facebook Shetland Classifieds, Shetland Times, Shetlink etc) have folk sellin stuff that stays on the site / paper long after its sold. It's really time consuming operating an online classifieds / sales / wants service - some individuals who sell online cannot even stay up to date with only one item on sale.
  5. Vik

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    With respect it's not as easy as that. Are you an expert on toxic emissions? Are you medically trained to assess the situation? I'm certainly not trained in any of that nor anyone in my company. Is this not why we have trained people, experts, organisations charged with public health & all the things that are in place to protect public health or safety and which we pay our taxes for? I did take responsibility & took the day off, probably without pay. If your suggesting "shut up & get on with it" your expressing a pretty irresponsible attitude.
  6. Vik

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    At home off my work this morning feeling crap after 2 - 3 days working down wind of the burning dump fumes. Googled the health effects of being subject to burning rubbish and yesterday was certainly a day that anyone working in the area from Staney Hill to Rova Head would have been subjected to high levels of carcinogenic, dioxin & other toxic emissions! I'm now very surprised certain places in North Lerwick in direct line of the smoke yesterday were not closed down & folk sent home for the day! Anyone else who works or lives in the worse affected area feelin rough today?
  7. Anyone ken whaar you can get pickling vinegar now the evil supermarkets have de-listed it?
  8. Dear Mr Ghostrider. SIBC did not carry a "spoof advert". All adverts going out on the airwaves have to be approved as spoof adverts are illegal. It was a news item taken from an Aldi recruitment publicity item. Just setting the facts right.
  9. Heard several rumors over the last couple of days that the Co-op has bought Mainlands shop in Dunrossness and that Aldi or Lidel are to take over the Co-op in da toon? Anyone else oot der hear owt?
  10. Anyone know what or where the main board page is that gives the link to contact the moderator / Shetlink team? Tried the Home, Classified, Trades etc headings but no links to the moderator or anyone else. Thanks
  11. Shetlink is inviting me as a regular user to add some feedback so when I click on it all I get is the opportunity to reply to an ongoing topic???? Wanted to say the old system used to let you search all ads by (whoever) which allowed you to cut & paste an old lapsed advert & copy it into a new one - I canna see if this is possible now - not very user friendly so come back old Shetlink!
  12. Also anyone ken how long it takes photo's to appear on a classified . On the old system they appeared is soon as uploaded but not now?
  13. Anyone know how to contact the moderator team from an iPad as the link mentioned in the help topics isn't there on an iPad?
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