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Everything posted by MuckleJoannie

  1. There are plenty of jobs in Shetland just now but there is a housing shortage. Incomers are buying houses as soon as they come on the market at premium prices so there increasing pressure on the council and the housing association to provide homes for locals.
  2. The Scottish local elections are scheduled be held on Thursday 5 May 2022. The problem the SIC has managing its finances is that we grew used to the services that were affordable when it had loads of money. The councillors are terrified of cutting services in case they are voted out and the officials want to hold onto their jobs.
  3. Garriock Brothers also do windows. https://www.gbbuildingcentre.co.uk/windows-doors
  4. I got one like that after the infestation we had a couple of years ago. The only fly it killed is one I found resting on thet bars enjoying the heat and when I pinged the grid he flew off into the zapper.
  5. I'm still lurking here every night.
  6. My knowledge of Unst folk doen't go very far. The best place to start would be Facebook. These two pages are very active so somebody should be able to help you. Shetland Genealogy https://www.facebook.com/groups/shetlandgenealogyAndFHS/?multi_permalinks=10159207372569038%2C10159207360189038%2C10159200124114038&notif_id=1623507189526904&notif_t=group_activity&ref=notif Stories n Photos fae Unst https://www.facebook.com/groups/342850209143008
  7. Is this him? https://www.bayanne.info/Shetland/getperson.php?personID=I102693&tree=ID1
  8. The SIC don't do this any more. As far as I am aware you need to take it to a local bottle bank.
  9. WIth Boris's proposed trip to India, which was cancelled, and the Australian agreement it appears to me that Boris is trying to reconnect with the UK's former colonies and restore our former glories as an imperial power.
  10. Aaron Pottinger didn't instal our boiler but he has done the servicing. https://www.facebook.com/A-J-Pottinger-121586104702325/
  11. Ian Blackford's expenses seem to be similar to Aliatair Carmichael's, which is not surprising as they represent some of the most remote constituencies in the UK..https://www.theipsa.org.uk/mp-staffing-business-costs/your-mp/ian-blackford/4390 https://www.theipsa.org.uk/mp-staffing-business-costs/your-mp/alistair-carmichael/1442
  12. The Co-op was the only shop in Brae before it was expanded. In my opinion if the Co-op want to open a new branch in the Central Mainland they should do it in Tingwall. There is no shop there and it is expanding faster than Scalloway at the moment.
  13. Rearo are still going strong. I had cause to phone them a few months back to see if they would accept back a gas cylinder I had got from them 25 years ago. They said the only way to get rid of old gas cylinder was to return them to their depot as the SIC won't accept them at the dump.
  14. The output from a diesel generating station can be regulated to a certain extent to cope with demand. They can boost output immediately when demand surges. The classic example I saw was when tv soaps finish at 8 pm every evening the demand for power surges as people switch on the kettle to make a cup of tea for 8 o'clocks. By contrast wind generator output fluctuates wildly. I read a while ago that car charging systems are regulated by software that responds to those fluctuations and smooths the output for the other electricity users.
  15. The Orkney one seems to be a private experimental network rather than one of the main phone carriers. I think there is something similar planned for the windfarm.
  16. The Shetland Visitor site allows you to search for accomodation that welcomes pets. https://www.shetlandvisitor.com/search?name=&accommodation-type=&area=&star-rating=&sleeps=0&internet-access=&pets=Yes&disabled-access=&smoking=
  17. Some carriers have 5g in Aberdeen which seems to be as far as it's got.
  18. I've had a look at the various Viking Energy bodies (LLPs, Ltd companies) on Companies House and it seems the SCT had put in a fixed sum and won't be putting in any more. I've not yet seen if anything comparable for SSE is available. I'll leave it to a time when I'm a bit more awake.
  19. Not any more. They still have a stake but it's a small one as they didn't want to risk putting up money for the construction.
  20. Shetland For Words promote John Graham's wan, an it's widely available in bookshops. I most admit I wiz forgooten aboot James Stout Angus until du browt my post forward.
  21. Dat's da wye da world is movin. Nae mair experts!
  22. Yes that works but it is slightly longwinded and not obvious to a new user.
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