Dear Orkney News,
It’s tempting to think that, just maybe, OIC are importing stone from Oban ( yes, you read that right), to underline the ‘need’ to extend the quarry in Orkney – a course of action which is being actively pushed by some at OIC, though it goes against a democratically taken vote.
Meanwhile, Council money, our money, is being used to buy stone from Oban and ship it to Orkney, burning fossil fuels along the way.
The old saying ‘Taking coals to Newcastle’ comes to mind.
The public may never know the reasoning or machinations behind this bizarre behaviour, as our Councillors will now be wary of making public the thinking/motives behind Council actions, as they could find themselves facing legal action, and possibly being suspended from Council meetings – which we elected them to attend.
This Council really does need an enema – right through, from top – to bottom.
Yours, Bernie Bell, Orkney
ED’s Note: The infamous stone currently in question is from a quarry near Oban