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  1. It's a shame what is happening to the advanced residents in Viewforth...but i fear the die is cast, some great posts in this thread by shetlandpeat...well done mate. Wait until they introduce CCTV monitored CELLS with electric perimeters and neighbor installed panic buttons in the event of escapees........woe is us. Sounds like this turn around in established understanding of the needs of challenged elderly is the formulation of a young graduate trainee given a position of power that feels he has to change things to make an impression....regardless of the outcome...... because blame is easily placed else where!
  2. Stuck at a Shetland roundabout more like....waiting for the other two Claude's to decide who is to go first....I now bat for ASDA.
  3. "Lets wait n see if its a smack head". More than likely. Interesting to see if detective work solves this or are the police sitting beside a phone waiting for a lead?
  4. How nice to be proved right.... I posted in this thread.... before TESCO opened it's doors that..... "Tesco coming to Shetland is like giving every family in Shetland a pay rise" how true that has turned out to be and things will only get better.....choice....price.....tech... and still to come petrol at 5p a litre cheaper than it is anywhere locally. Times they are a changing Who said that? lol For all you Tesco haters...... think for a while... name another retailer that has brought more to the Shetland economy via quality, choice and fair prices......short list eh. .
  5. Oh how correct that statement is, as has been said before let's no longer hear the cry from the woeful retailer " Sorry about the price, it's the freight you know".... and soon we will all benefit from cheaper petrol and diesel prices....to come....shop at Tesco and fill up your car for 5p a litre less than any other Petrol Station in Shetland. The King of Fish has spoken....lol
  6. Billy i was just off to bed when i saw your post.....come on when did you first see buy one get one free at the COOP ? i'll tell you...the day after Safeway opened in Shetland, these offers had been on the Mainland for years.....the COOP has done Shetland no favours. As far as ethnic problems are concerned ....don't judge another country by your own standards......... In India some children collect cow dung in the street to provide for their family.....do we say that's not right, give these kids skipping ropes so as they have a normal upbringing. Guess so that's another story? .
  7. I repeat...Tesco will treat the North Sea as nothing more than a motorway, it will no longer be the big divide or excuse for people to rip off the folk in Shetland. ............... The motor car has become a part of life and a means of gathering (no need to hunt any more). ................. How much more expensive is Shetland Seafood on the mainland than Scottish farmed or net caught......... it has to be the same price or cheaper (forget better quality as a sales pitch it don't wash on the market) to compete...who suffers the Shetland connections, staff and owners. Tesco create a level playing field for sales and service in reverse boy, you need to go to business school Local garages should shift there focus to providing a fair and reasonable service to vehicular sale, repair and service. .
  8. The tiny grocery business has not been targeted....the store manager is telling the truth, the current layout and stock are a reflection of requests from a survey carried out amongst the Shetland public. You ask for petrol at the UK Mainland equivalent price, if it's workable Tesco will provide it in the future, not to put the small petrol pump owner out of business but to provide a service that attracts customers to the store. 10/10 Tesco "It's 2010 don't go belly up ....evolve"
  9. Like what? If you can tell me they have Sony/Hitachi/Sharp etc current models at 50% of RRP (and are "retail" standard stock), I'll believe you. But if we're talking Bush/Alba/Murphy quality and worse badged or unbranded at 50% of the Sony/Hitachi/Sharp etc equivalent RRP, then nope, that's still overpriced tat. Lol..... do a search and see who owns Bush/Alba and Murphy.
  10. Forget the notion that we should all remain and struggle to be loyal to the local shops in Shetland....those days are over...full stop. Shetlanders have been ripped off for years.."Wow this is expensive"....reply so often heard..."Yes i'm sorry but it's the freight that has bumped the price up" There will never be tumbleweed on the streets of Lerwick but times are a changing. Can't wait for the Tesco V Local Garage Mogul profiteers when we are offered petrol and diesel at the same price as the mainland. Tesco the best that has happened for Shetland locals in recorded history, no longer are we North Sea China Men.
  11. First impact was that TAXI fares have gone up.
  12. Best thing that has happened for Shetland shoppers since Tesco opened will be the opening of the Tesco extension, even more good news to come for car drivers around the corner.
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