In sharing with us his interpretation of “quality of life”, ie close proximity of a football ground, a city centre, cattle, country parks, cycle tracks, museum, carry-outs, large houses, trees, motorways, daily newspaper deliveries and golf courses; Mr Kelly exposes his ignorance of Shetland life.
With the exception of sectarian-fuelled football stadiums (no, thank you), and motorways (no need, thankfully), Shetland provides all the aforementioned, plus a great more besides. Community spirit, high educational attainment, the lowest unemployment ratio, nigh on zero crime, non-existent vandalism and anti-social behaviour seldom witnessed.
Mr Kelly notes “… destructive criticism is never helpful.” That being the case, why did he bother expending energy upon this negative article? Thankfully, I can agree with Mr Kelly on one point: his closing comment.
“You find your way to Shetland if you really want to. I’ll stay in Pollokshields.” You stay there, Mr Kelly, with your misinformation and misguided sentiment.