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concerned shetlander

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  1. Below the fort In lerwick around 4.15pm this afternoon were several cars of snp supporters. Looked about nearly 20 of them. Didn’t recognise most of them. Pushing hard.
  2. Ask your supplier to have a look and check it out.
  3. Probably the same as what will happen to the 5 lochs leading into the lunklet burn and waterfall in the hills in middle of shetland when they build the Viking windfarm. The digging up of the peat and the laying of masses of concrete will seep into the water system killing all wild life, but that seems to be all right as long as the business men get their big profits. You are not supposed to look and see and remark on those things.
  4. I would hope that our mp and msp would be fighting really hard to keep our fishing grounds around our shores to ourselves and not have all these French, Spanish etc., fishing practically up to our shores. Fishing is very important to the shetland, Scottish and British economy and should be looked after, not thrown away or bargained way. Fisherman, you will have to ensure that your representatives in council, MPs msps and fishing reps fight hard for your rights and not sell you out.
  5. I know the footballers get coaches up from South now and then. I wonder if the same happens for the hockey? Maybe a bit of funding for that would be helpful. I think that Orkney has a lot of practice going down south, but it is easier for them because they are nearer to mainland, so they don't have the cost we have. I know the coaches here are very dedicated and do a good job, but it is difficult to get enough of harder competition to bring players on here.
  6. I was thinking about this last night after I went to bed, and I was wondering if hockey is still played at school the same as it used to be. I know they don't all have the proper surface, but they could still play it on grass at school and then those who get interested would move on to the artificial surface if they really enjoyed it. That maybe happens , I don't know what happens at school with it now. That is how the girls in our day started.
  7. I don't think that having the pitch in brae is a problem. It is only half an hour run from Lerwick to brae. The netball won and all netball is played in Lerwick, and all the country girls run into Lerwick, which takes them half hour or more. Why do Lerwick people think it is ok for country people to travel to them, but they can't make the effort the other way round. Maybe it's the parents effort that's missing. Effort is the biggest thing in sport. I'm not criticising your effort, because you obviously have run your child, but the people whom you say would come if it was in Lerwick. If they are not keen to drive for half an hour to fulfill their ambitions, then would they be any good?
  8. I ordered our kitchen from ikea in Edinburgh. Shetland transport picks up items from there every second Thursday I thin it is. Worked it out ordered and was delivered with ever screw intact, and good quality, for £2,500, cheapest in shetland was about £6,000. Installer that we got said it was better quality than most of the other kichens he had installed for much dearer. That was 5 year ago, and it is still the same as when it arrived. Nothing broken or damaged.
  9. Well they have full Stanley hill to build on and could make nice planned areas with wide streets and parking areas, then build just a little bit at a time as afforded, but the point is they can plan for it having bought so much land at one time, instead of wee bits here and there as if dropped from the sky with no room for parking or anything.
  10. I was very interested in wir shetland as I did not want to either vote snp or tavish. I hoped that wir shetland would stand a candidate, but was very disappointed when they backed tavish. Tavish and Carmichael are just career politicians, and tavish knows his best chance of keeping his nice little earner is to agree with wir Shetland and get a few votes that way, which is definitely working. After he's won the vote again by mis truth, lies or whatever gets him there he will just be the usual tavish doing exactly what he wants. He is not there for any of our good, he is just there for himself. Where are our politicians with a grain of common sense and integrity and concern for the shetland public and not their own interests.
  11. Carmichael has just voted for the Tories again. Been promised a nice little earner In the lords I would think, in case he loses his court case and his nice little earner as mp for shetland. What a disgrace.
  12. I remember someone wanting planning permission for a dance hall down at docks in Lerwick, but it was refused because they said it was to near the water and people who had drink might fall in. I heard no word of that when they put mareel down there. No objections then.
  13. I agree with fionajohn. I would have to drive half the distance to brae as I would to Lerwick. Maybe brae could get some shops then it might take over from Lerwick.
  14. Spoke at meeting they held in bixter for common grazings shareholders about landslide situation. How steep it was, depth of moor and the problems they would encounter. They hadn't a clue what they were talking about. I don't think any of the men there had ever been up there. It was really laughable what they told us. I can't believe that is the people in charge of fulfilling this project. You might have more trust in them if they could discuss the problems they might encounter, and have at least some solutions which sounded believable, but all the peat was stable and there would be no problems etc etc. we came away from the meeting even more apprehensive then when we went in. They were so ignorant of the area and depth of moor or problems that could happen working with it. Amazing isn't it that the landslide has never been on any news bulletin today, when every other landslide was reported in great detail.. Wonder why?
  15. Viking energy is one of the biggest topics ever to be discussed in shetland, and could have one of the biggest affects on the people of shetland and their quality of life, so until you are willing to discuss it and tell people up front where you stand on the argument, myself and a lot of other people would not be interested in a self sustaining shetland. We have had quite enough of politicians not coming clean on where they Stand to get votes, and then it becomes clear that behind the scenes they have been pushing for Viking energy all the time while supposedly taking no sides up front. If you are going to have a meeting and then say certain topics cannot be discussed then we might as well stay home.
  16. I t will be a long time before I vote liberal again. I would have had more respect for him if he had resigned, and I f they had a good person standing would maybe and most probably voted for them, but to deny their lies and try to put the blame on other people means no way will I vote for them. Mr Scott was on the radio tonight, and you would have thought they would like to apologise for their arrogant behaviour, but instead of that he was blaming the people who have taken it to law. Maybe they should both be a bit sorry for their bad behaviour.
  17. I do not care whether a politician is labour , Lib dem, Tory , u kip or snp, they have no right to lie and if they have been found to do so they should resign or be sacked. I am not snp and I don't think there is any chance of me voting snp but Mr Carmichael had no right to do what he did and should take the consequences. I object to all his supporters saying that the people who want justice are just snp followers, just another lie to get their own way. He should be dealt with severely to prevent any politician from doing the same again and then maybe we would get some honest representatives instead of what we seem to be left with.
  18. How very sarcastic travelling birder. I know a lot of people in Faroe very well, and I have never been aware of that practice. Yes they are better off in lots of ways as U.S. In Shetland , but that is because they are willing to pay taxes for a better standard of life for themselves and other people to get that. Here in shetland and Britain no one wants to pay tax, and they want to keep all the income for themselves but get all healthcare roads schools etc for nothing. Someone else should pay for it. I think you will find that there disposable income for themselves is a lot less, but there community things are second to none. There is no arguing over tunnels there. They are just made.
  19. I have been in Faroe several times, and there is not a more natural unspoilt place as Faroe. They are very much at one with there wildlife, but also recognise that everyone must eat as well. I think they have a very good balance compared with other places in the world. It is a hard environment, but over the generations they have learned to live and coexist no problem with their environment. These city people who come in their boats to save them from themselves do not understand the way of life, and untill they actually stay there and see the way of life for what it really is they should not criticise it.
  20. That should have read st ninians Isle. Auto text changed it.
  21. I have to agree with Alan Fraser. I do not think he was getting at land owner, but whoever deals with sites of historical interest. I spoke with several people this year who had been to St minivans Isle, and couldn't believe that the site where the treasure was found was in such a state. Very many of them mentioned how it wouldn't take a lot of money to fix. They couldn't get near the site for nettles. With all the money shetland has had they surely could spend some money cutting grass and nettles.
  22. Just had a parcel delivered today, which has been opened. It has been stuck together with duck tape and written on outside was if anything missing or damaged to inform them. It wasn't damaged and it was a pair of oilskin trousers I ordered for my husband. They surely decided it was too unexciting to pinch.
  23. Oh I didn't complain about the fact they had blown it up, but I do think that they could have informed both me and the supplier of the fact. Both my address and suppliers was on package, but they never said anything until I enquired about it.
  24. I ordered an electric drill for my soninlaws birthday present, and it never appeared. It was sent by post, and then when I enquired of the post office where it had disappeared to then they could tell me they had blown it up as a suspicious parcel. They didn't have to cough up for it though, it was the poor supplier who had to refund my money. They said they were sending drills in the post all the time ,but had never had a problem before.
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