Shetland Charitable Trust (SCT) owns 90% of the shares within Viking Energy LLP. Control of Shetland Charitable Trust is currently open to all 22 councillors plus the Lord Lieutenant of Shetland, currently Bobby Hunter, and the head teacher of Anderson High School, currently Valerie Nicolson. Councillors Billy Fox and Cecil Smith both resigned their positions in June 2012 following Viking Energy's sucessful lobbying to get access to £6.3m of Charitable Trust funds.
Unfortunately Shetland Charitable Trust's website provides no contact details for trustees. www.shetlandcharitabletrust.co.uk/who-we-are/trustees. So we have provided a contact list ourselves.
If emailing all trustees in one go, you can use this list, just copy and paste into the To: address in your email program:
firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Drew.Ratter@shetland.gov.uk; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be considerate and respectful when contacting trustees. If you keep it short and to the point, your message or question will be clearer and more understandable. It helps to include an address or telephone number, as this carries far more authority that a copied and pasted letter without a clear indication of who sent it.
SCT owns 90% of Viking Energy LLP. Trustees appoint nominee directors of Viking Energy LLP.
Shetland Charitable Trust is currently made up of 20 out of 22 councillors plus the Lord Lieutenant of Shetland, currently Bobby Hunter, and the head teacher of Anderson High School, currently Valerie Nicolson.
Some of these councillors also sit on the local authority planning board which will decide indirectly on Viking Energy planning matters such as the converter station, test masts and planning compliance for Viking Energy if it were to ever go ahead.
Your Charitable Trust trustees are looking after your money. They have a moral duty to serve the best interests of Shetland's residents. The only way they can be sure of what you really think about the Viking Windfarm is if you tell them. Write, email, telephone. You are free to contact whichever Trustee you feel should hear your views. The Viking Energy windfarm will have an impact on all of Shetland, and on that basis it is an issue for all Trustees.
All contact details believed to be correct at 17/7/2012