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#61 JustMe

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:57 PM

Link says ""For detailed route specific data click any of the graphs"" and it works........well there is then another link to the actual data.


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#62 Capeesh

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:54 PM

Interesting read, it would be great to have first class infrastructure similar to the Faroe islands, we seem to be decades behind the Scandinavians in almost everything.
People will be hovering about in flying cars by the time we ever get round to fixed links, then we'll have the last laugh at their silly tunnels.

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#63 BigMouth

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:00 PM

It does work indeed.

The charts don't show a real picture. Many bars end at the same place with different totals

Edited by BigMouth, 31 December 2017 - 10:03 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:45 PM

It does work indeed.
The charts don't show a real picture. Many bars end at the same place with different totals


That’s council figures for you!!

#65 CrashBox

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:24 AM

Geira now out of service with a knackered engine. Yell-Unst-Fetlar down to a single vessel for the next two weeks, resulting in a reduced timetable. 



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 06:58 PM

Geira now out of service with a knackered engine. Yell-Unst-Fetlar down to a single vessel for the next two weeks, resulting in a reduced timetable. 

 

Yet more proof that tunnels and bridges are beneficial.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 12:07 PM

Geira now out of service with a knackered engine. Yell-Unst-Fetlar down to a single vessel for the next two weeks, resulting in a reduced timetable. 

Poor reliability and breakdowns are something I’m afraid we’re going to have to get used to, years of poor management, lack of proper maintenance and investment plans coupled with lazy elected Councillors sitting on their arses while infrastructure is allowed to fall in sh*te around them catching up I’m afraid, it is however absolutely disgraceful this vital infrastructure and service has been allowed to get to today’s state of neglect and disrepair without any questions being asked or accountability, I only hope the young elected Councillors for the isles step up to the plate and we see some long overdue action and for once someone actually starts thinking about the future generations and not just themselves as has been the case for long!



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 05:01 PM

There's no way SIC can currently subsidize the ferries to £7.5m per year, when they can't fully staff schools, grit roads or carry out other essential services. The days of multi ship operations on crossings of a few miles to provide half hourly services at (comparatively) low prices are well and truly numbered. I hope some serious work can be done on fixed links when there are still enough folk left in the islands to justify them.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 05:27 PM

There's no way SIC can currently subsidize the ferries to £7.5m per year,.....

 

Or, circa 50% of the total ferries budget according to Shetland News a couple of month back....

 

I wonder how much Gordon Williamson, the brothers Grains, or anyone else for that matter, would manage to shave off the £7.5 millon if they had a chance to put together a tender for the routes.


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#70 John D'oh

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 10:39 PM

I've  been to the Faroes this Summer and these undersea tunnels are quite impressive. There's a new one in the pipeline (huh) between Streymoy and Sandoy. They have no oil, btw. Just teasing.


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#71 BigMouth

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 05:04 PM

You make a good point John, teasing or not.

 

This would be a perfect time (with ferry failures and general aging of the boats) to depopulate Fetlar.  Huge savings are possible in the long term.  It just needs brave and realistic sooth fok making the decisions.  Put the residents in Yell somewhere.  There's plenty of space for a Fetlar estate to go up.



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 05:57 PM

You make a good point John, teasing or not.

 

This would be a perfect time (with ferry failures and general aging of the boats) to depopulate Fetlar.  Huge savings are possible in the long term.  It just needs brave and realistic sooth fok making the decisions.  Put the residents in Yell somewhere.  There's plenty of space for a Fetlar estate to go up.

This has to be a joke?


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Posted 09 February 2018 - 05:21 AM

You make a good point John, teasing or not.

 

This would be a perfect time (with ferry failures and general aging of the boats) to depopulate Shetland.  Huge savings are possible in the long term.  It just needs brave and realistic sooth fok making the decisions.  Put the residents in Sutherland somewhere.  There's plenty of space for a Shetland town  to go up.

 

Just tinkered with your post a little, BigMouth.........  :thmbsup


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Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:02 PM

Nah! Sutherland is still seen as far too remote. Stick 'em all in the central belt along with all the Highlands & Islands residents. Hell, if you really are wanting to save money then let's depopulate every part of the UK and put the entire population in a Greater Greater London.  :mrgreen:


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#75 BigMouth

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 07:46 PM

Now, now.  You're getting carried away!!  You'll be suggesting that we go and live in the royal family's spare properties next.

 

http://www.shetland....n/areas/fetlar advises that the population of Fetlar is less than 100.  I don't know if that means 10 or 99.  Fetlar would be great if the agricultural possibilites were ramped up somewhat.  Shetland could definitely be self-sufficient in turnips with just a little more effort from Fetlar.  Turnips for all.


Edited by BigMouth, 09 February 2018 - 07:50 PM.

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#76 Scorrie

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 08:09 PM

 Shetland could definitely be self-sufficient in turnips with just a little more effort from Fetlar.  Turnips for all.

 

FFS, BigMouth, there's more than enough neeps in Shetlund already. I've worked with most of them........  :rofl:


Edited by Scorrie, 09 February 2018 - 08:13 PM.

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#77 Ghostrider

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 09:56 PM

Turnips for all.

 

Baldrick, where are you?


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