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Posts posted by fionajohn

  1. A lot of people travelling south for investigation or treatment are too sick to go on the ferry and this should not be forced on them.  But equally patients who prefer the ferry should be allowed to use it.  What will NHS Shetland say when someone dies from lack of a diagnosis/treatment because they would not go on the ferry?.  Yes cutting costs where possible is good but is this really possible?.

    patients already have the choice of air/ferry but air was the preferred method 

    can any-one say roughly what the price difference is?

  2. Frankly I feel a bit bemused, though I am aware my experience is fairly limited. I find Northlink much more convenient for work (leave at the end of the day, back in time to start) and eliminates having to stay overnight.



    it's impossible to do above in a day spinner ferry leaves 5 or 7  and arrives in aberdeen at 7or 7.30 the next morning  that is assuming it's not leaving early or late due to weather conditions  to-nights boat for instance left aberdeen  5 hours late so will be getting into lerwick  around 12.00

  3. in my case they were taking me for a scan every 3 month this was changed last time to every 6 month. the scanner in shetland isn't accurate enough.so the trip would take 3 days off work (at the moment i swap a day off)i'm a bad sailor usually in bed before ferry leaves.i'll have bother walking up to canteen only 3 disabled cabins on board 

    will need an escort so their meals will also be added 

    then also what about patients pain sitting around for hours on end waiting for transport

    i would like to see some figures from NHS showing the fare  difference including the cost of meals etc.

  4. The Norwegians offered to invest in Whalsay but the S I C In their great wisdom refused ..could it be that if they dont make millions out of the local fishing industries they are not interested ...too many outsiders who know nothing of the Shetland way of life running the show 


    When Shetland finally goes independent will any monies collected as taxes continue be given to the leaches at Wasteminster for no good reason at all (as it is at present, for no good reason at all), or is it more likely to be collected by what will be the new Shetland government, for the benefit of solely the Shetland people?


    Full fiscal autonomy is the aim George. That means all taxes collected here will be spent here how we see fit. We are of the opinion that the vast resources here are ours and should benefit the people here first and foremost. 


    If we are to achieve British Overseas Territory status then a deal will have to be struck with the UK Government, if we are relying on them for defence etc then this will have to be factored in. 

    ...can 22000 people pay enough taxes to sustain a social and welfare structure ?

  6. one point ...our oil fund is managed and should be for Shetland ..i have not seen any payments outwith the isle so far but knowing the following of the SIC that could be buried ..the biggest rouge in the woodpile is the Tory turds in Westmonster and their own greed to fill the pockets of oil and any other industry that will fill their coffers come election time 

  7. in reply to Breken ..the best thing that could happen is for the fishing associan or l h d to take over the remote piers in Shetland and make sure the fishermen are properly catered for and the leisure industry.. i for one would pay a small fee to use them in the summer ...perhaps  the L H T Will come to the rescue at a price 

  8. i see Shetland is being punished again for not being an S N P convert ...first the ferries are ignored and now education has got a kick in the teeth ...i was very suspicious of wir Shetland but i think they have more savvy that me ..we should consider the Northern League of Viking countries and look to what they can offer ...we are in the right area of rich waters in more ways than one 

  9. i do have sympathy to those addicted yes it's their own blame that they started down that path but once hooked it is not so easy to stop even with the help available.

    i in this day and age NO=ONE should have to go to a food bank to survive  how many people on here could last if they were 5 or 10mins late for work ( perhaps because the bus was late) and was told no wages for 10 weeks or more i couldn't 

  10. with  the westminster mob running around like headless chickens at the moment we have an ideal oppurtunity  to put the pressure on and offer them a deal .on the oil fields .....half the revenue income to be paid to Shetland tax free and for the life of the said fields in return we get get self governance with all sea areas as agreed and all other controls as in a free nation 

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