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  1. Hows about this for a scenario Monday - Film - 50 people - everybody spends £5 on food/drink - £250 Tuesday - Film and small music event - 150 people - average spend £5 - £750 Wednesday - Film - 100 people - average spend £5 - £500 Thusday - Film and a gig 150 people- average spend £8 - £1200 Friday - Film and a gig - 700 people - average spend £12 - £8,400 Saturday - Film and a gig - 700 peolpe - average spend £12 - £8,400 Sunday - Film and small gig - 100 people - average spend £5 - 500 Total income through food/drink - £20,000 which equals out at £2,857 per day. If you add on to that cafe takings through the day from passing trade (its going to be closest cafe to where I work) I don't think it is unreasonable to expect an average of £1400 to come in. The argument is how much of that is displacement from existing businesses and how much of it is 'new' trade. Marvin - how about this for real life. There was a musical event at the Garrison last night, approx 240 attended (not a sell-out) even though it's supposed to be a very popular show. The food / juice / water sales totalled £29.95 which doesn't quite reach the heady heights of 13 pence per person spend. Yet you're blithely quoting at least a fiver per person spend in the new CMV based on WHAT? Why don't you contact Islesburgh for the real figures regarding entertainment trends in Shetland. Get back to me when you've had a big mug of reality.
  2. You can generally get by a slow driver. My absolute pet hate is drivers afore me taking up position on the left of a junction whilst turning right, thereby stopping me fae turning left. I sit in an impotent rage wishing I could had me hand on da horn like they do in Rome. This is especially galling when exiting left fae Bolts or Sound Service Station. These places hae a one way system, why don't folk use it. Note to owners of these establishments - perhaps clearer markings would encourage folk like me to visit more. Rant ower - thanks.
  3. How about a Post of the Month voted for by the members of the forum. Do you admin folk hae time tae wirk wie it? It could be funny, topical, original or whatever. My nomination for March '06 is below
  4. Yes they are, but when I've mentioned figures from the business plan to Davie he has repeatedly said that I have been quoting an old business plan. There may be different versions on the go. The business plan I'm looking at is dated 16th March 2006. I'm assuming it's the latest one but am happy to be corrected.
  5. This is exactly the point the shetland people are worried about - any report can say things the way the people writing it can doctor it so it 'make it sound good'. but no actual fact if they would ever have a contract to get them, this is exactly why the western Isles cinema went flat on its face. This is one point the Arts Trust dream list does not cover another point i have heard of is in 'the' report it aparently states some thing like - for a cinema to operate sucesfully the films should be showen as near to the releise date as possible. The councelers read this as " oh that sounds fine" but the relality is that WE would NEVER get films near the releise date. In an independent cinema - as stated many times in this forum and the other one - local small cinemas only get film copies after the big cinemas are finished with them - usualy 3 - 4 weeks after they come out. like in Orkney and the Western Isles the films are anchent! This small but very importaint fact has been obmited from the report. glossing over 'dreams' as 'facts' do misslead everyone All I want is to cut through the hype, rhetoric and spin and get some real facts and some REALISTIC projections. Only then will people be able to make informed decisions.
  6. There we go, Wheest has mentioned a few players I widda included if I'd spent more time thinking aboot it. No offence meant. Another one worthy of a mention is Peter Keenan.
  7. You must have an interest in Ness Utd., I'm guessing if you remember Ernie Watson ?? Hey, du mentioned him first. Yeah I remember him for sure. 5 goals against Whitedale and 4 against Thistle in the space o a week or two. He kent whar da back o da net wis. Ness voted him their Player of the Year that season after he went home tae Berwick. I heard he was absolutely delighted and really enjoyed his too short spell in Shetland fitba.
  8. I've had a quick look at the business plan and there are some (to my mind) ridiculous projections. I'll speak about just 2 of them. 1. Food and drink income, over £500k per annum. If you take a maximum operational year at 360 days that's an average of just over £1400 per day, EVERY day. There is no way enough money floating around to earn that much income. I wonder what for example the Legion's income is per annum? 2. 237 musical events per annum. Way too many. The latest show in the Garrison, Absolute Swing is on for three nights and hasn't sold out. It's done by a group who come to Shetland once a year and have built up a good fan base. Two shows normally sell out so this year the Garrison is doing 3 shows. My point is, if they can't sell out 840 tickets once a year how on earth is the new venue going to attract over 1000 customers EVERY week. My overall point is that I think the business plan is seriously flawed and bears little relation to what's actually happening in Shetland just now. Their projected useage just doesn't add up - even with tourists. The SIC have made a decision based on this business plan - and that's what worries me. I'm not wholly against some kind of venue - I would like to see a lot more consultation before our money is committed. I think a referendum is a splendid idea if only to gauge what everyone in Shetland thinks. These figures are a joke 500k for food !!. Most bars in Lerwick don't turnover 500k. The mind boggles! Please note the figure includes food and drink. Thanks.
  9. I think Frankie's multiple posts of single names (and I agree with him on most of them) proves that this is an unanswerable question. It's all about opinions and that's what makes it so much fun. For me, Andrew Bletty, in fact all three Blettys, Bert Sinclair, Ernie Smith, Big Robbie Leask, Wilbert Shearer, Robbie Irvine, Michael Williamson, Nigel Llewellyn, Michael Johnson, Ewan Odie, Mike Davies, Ernie Watson, Jack Halcrow, George Adamson, Gordie Smith, Graeme Sutherland and George Leask all deserve a mention. That's because I played with or against them and know what it's like to play on the same pitch with them. It all depends what era you're talking about. No doubt once I post this I'll start remembering the next list.
  10. I've had a quick look at the business plan and there are some (to my mind) ridiculous projections. I'll speak about just 2 of them. 1. Food and drink income, over £500k per annum. If you take a maximum operational year at 360 days that's an average of just over £1400 per day, EVERY day. There is no way enough money floating around to earn that much income. I wonder what for example the Legion's income is per annum? 2. 237 musical events per annum. Way too many. The latest show in the Garrison, Absolute Swing is on for three nights and hasn't sold out. It's done by a group who come to Shetland once a year and have built up a good fan base. Two shows normally sell out so this year the Garrison is doing 3 shows. My point is, if they can't sell out 840 tickets once a year how on earth is the new venue going to attract over 1000 customers EVERY week. My overall point is that I think the business plan is seriously flawed and bears little relation to what's actually happening in Shetland just now. Their projected useage just doesn't add up - even with tourists. The SIC have made a decision based on this business plan - and that's what worries me. I'm not wholly against some kind of venue - I would like to see a lot more consultation before our money is committed. I think a referendum is a splendid idea if only to gauge what everyone in Shetland thinks.
  11. Andrew Manson aka peerie Bletty had the lot as a defender. Heading, tackling, passing with both feet and reading the game. An inspirational player who took no turd from anyone. Could have done an awful lot more with proper coaching.
  12. Looking at the CINEMA AND MUSIC VENUE - REVIEW OF BUSINESS PLAN it says that there are to be 3 Festivals per year with an average attendance of 1300. Can someone tell me if these are new festivals or do the figures include the Folk and A&F Festivals?
  13. dB

    Saw Doctors

    Ditto. Canna wait !!!!!
  14. It's a beautiful place (atween Aith and Voe) on a fine day. Helluva drive tho.
  15. "Urban" or Shetland myth I'm afraid. Born Lester Gillis in Chicago. http://www.geocities.com/durobin2000/babyfacenelson.html Try yun link (if it works).
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