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Islands Deal / Our Islands, Our Future


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#1 Muckle Oxters

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 10:28 AM

So da deal his been announced at lang last

 

https://www.shetnews...nvestment-deal/

 

https://www.shetland...nal-growth-deal

 

Whit ir you aa tinkin o dis?

 

Its far short o whit wis asked fur, but better dan a poke in da eye!



#2 George.

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 11:25 AM

Brilliant deal that should, IMO, have come along a wee while ago.

 

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#3 Muckle Oxters

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 03:07 PM

Onyhoo, I think Shetlanders have done brawlly well out o it fae a 'per head of population' viewpoint compared to the idder island groups.



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Posted 23 July 2020 - 03:18 PM

Avoid sweeping statements and generalised moaning, particularly with regard to whole local authorities, governments or organisations

- These activities translate as "blah, blah, moan, moan" and do nothing to encourage constructive debate. If you have specific examples and/or reasoning, please refer to them and keep them relevant to the topic's subject matter.

 

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#5 Davie P

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 04:08 PM

Gary Robinson doesn't think it's such a good deal - Former SIC leader disappointed by amount of islands deal funding pledged by government



#6 Ghostrider

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 06:57 PM

£2.5 Million p/a per Council for Council for the first 10 years......

 

The SIC budget is +/- £2 Million p/w.

 

Yea, sure, its a 'great' deal giving us enough to pay for 9 days of council expenditure each year, when the Government contribution to the SIC budget has been falling for years.

 

It doesn't even start to make a dent in the cumulative historic underfunding deficit.