ORION

Divide and conquer

Orion is another bold and ambitious project proposed for Shetland. It’s concerning that once again we may be at the mercy of a well-known business strategy known as divide and conquer. This strategy relies on division and quarrelling amongst the people affected so they cannot unite against the conqueror who in this case promises jobs […] Shetland News …


‘It’s all about money’

It is becoming more and more obvious that some SIC councillors and unelected officials are suffering from what I call Emperor’s New Clothes Syndrome. Those of you who are familiar with that particular Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale will know where I am coming from with that description. First it was the aptly named Viking […] Shetland News …


SIC embarks on campaign for cheaper electricity prices

MOVES to supply offshore oil and gas facilities with renewable energy generated in Shetland could open up an avenue towards much cheaper electricity prices for islanders, Shetland Islands Council (SIC) believes. The SIC has already initiated talks with the UK Government with the aim of overhauling the energy markets’ regulatory framework, a pre-condition to make […] Shetland News …


Energy hub team keeping close eye on £100m government hydrogen pledge

COUNCIL officials involved in plans for a Shetland ‘energy hub’ have welcomed a pledge from the Scottish Government to invest £100 million in the hydrogen sector over the next five years. Shetland Islands Council’s infrastructure director John Smith said the team behind the project will be “looking into the detail of this announcement to ensure […] Shetland News …