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There has been lots of discussion about the financial cost of building and maintaining fixed links to Unst, Yell, Whalsay and Bressay versus the running costs, maintenance and upgrading of the ferries and what this could mean for the islands economically. However, I was wondering if anyone has any views on what fixed links could mean in terms of islander identity and culture? Would they "loose" their island status and the things that make them unique or would it encourage more folk to visit the islands and learn about their interesting past?