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#1 Colin

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Posted 09 October 2018 - 12:04 PM

http://www.shetnews....r-being-evicted

 

Not into that sort of stuff myself but, wouldn't this be a great opportunity for the Charitable Trust to buy the building for them ?

 

It's what it's there for isn't it ?


Edited by Colin, 09 October 2018 - 12:04 PM.

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#2 Frances144

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 09:19 AM

I think it is exactly what this is for, tbh. A very sad and rather shocking state of affairs, imho. 

Grabby and mean are not traits I like.



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:50 AM

Is there no scope to share some of the facilites already at Hays Dock, Small Boat Harbour or Boating Club?

 

Would think that buying a listed building sitting in the ebb when sea levels are rising is just going to be an ongoing liability for someone.

 

Far too many groups, clubs, churches, halls, organisations, etc with underused buildings.

 

If some of these groups got together and shared facilities, costs and maintenence, facilites would stand a better chance of surviving in the long run.


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#4 George.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 02:59 PM

Far too many groups, clubs, churches, halls, organisations, etc with underused buildings.

Why worry about a church being underused. There's no god to pray to, only a preacher to pander to :wacko: 



#5 Nigel Bridgman-Elliot

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 01:53 PM

> sea levels are rising

I checked with someone the other month, they have been measuring their bit of coast for the last 40 years, no rise !

 

Has it risen here any ?

 

I'm trying to remember, are we on the part of the continental shelf that is rising, or falling..
 



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 02:08 PM

due to the glacial rebound sea levels are rising by 5mm a year. does not sound much but its constant in the last 2000 years its risen 33ft. 



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 02:28 PM

150 million year ago there was no North sea. There wasn't much of the north end of the Atlantic Ocean, either.


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#8 Urabug

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 06:10 PM

How many sea scouts do we have ?



#9 engineer21

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Posted Today, 02:58 AM

Sea Scouts are a brilliant thing, i was in them for many many years and throughly enjoyed all the aspects of it

 

We did stuff like canoeing, rowing using a sixareen (larger and heavier than a yoal), using rescue boat with outboard, sailing mirrors 

 

during my time we were away in places like lochgoilhead mainly doing water based activites and regularly joined up with a scout group from inverness.

 

one of the main highlights i was part of was taking two weeks on a training ship on the south coast of england where we worked along side the crew and learned all kinds about life at sea! 

 

Great experience for myself as i ended up working in the merchant navy....as did a few others

 

We also did camping and the regular things scouts did.

 

In my opinion the scouts is far more interesting than the likes of the boy brigrade, purely for the outdoor nature of the things the sea scouts do. 

 

its a real shame the lodberrie is being taken away from them! it was a good place to meet and moving there in the spring was really a highlight for the summer! 

 

hopefully some arrangement is found!