If you Google this:
... you will find many recent articles discussing the possibility of
the Orkney & Shetland Isles becoming 'independent'.
They are ALL utter bollox.
Because they all refer to the "Our Islands, Our Future"
Campaign ... SEEKING PERMISSION to become independent.
When there is no such need to 'seek' anything at all.
You can't 'leave' something when it cannot be proved you
'joined' (in the first place).
Thus the "Our Islands, Our Future" Campaign is UTTER
HORSESHIT run by (what obviously are) nothing more than a collection
The LAST thing you do is "ask permission" or "petition" anyone for something
you already have. Stuart Hill has already proved that
the only so-called 'evidence' is The Word of Brian ... in
his fallacious & ludicrous 'Magazine Article'.
If any of the Mainstream Media had any dignity or credibility at
all, they would be running headlines like: "When did the Shetland
Isles actually become a part of Scotland"?
Until they do ... they are printing acres of HORSESHIT.
... actually comes closest to the REAL situation ... because all it
Much of the potential oil reserves lie in
the territorial waters of the Shetland Islands, whose population
would rather be part of Norway than of an independent Scotland.
Whereas ... the Scots UTTERLY DEPEND on those oil reserves. It's the
only way they ever hope to achieve 'balanced books'. And that's the
frightening thing. And that's why The Word of Brian must be