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Joint Statement Unst, Yell and Whalsay Tunnel Action Groups

The Tunnel Action Groups have responded to Shetland Islands Council’s appointment of a consultant to review Shetland’s inter-island transport needs.

Alice Mathewson, chair of Unst Tunnel Action Group, said: “We trust that Stantec UK Ltd will recognise the increasing urgency to introduce tunnels to our islands.

“This is about so much more than providing transport links: it opens up the potential to revolutionise social and economic opportunity not only within these communities, but for Shetland as a whole.

“It is encouraging that Shetland Islands Council’s director of development, Neil Grant, is open to taking a fresh look at what’s possible, including looking at options that may be unprecedented in the UK. We very much hope that Stantec’s findings underpin this.”