Media release 02/07/09

Sustainable Shetland to recheck petition numbers.

In an press release issued yesterday, Wednesday 1 July, Sustainable Shetland said it had collected 3605 authenticated signatures.

Despite checking, it seems that some duplicate signatures may still be present, although it is not expected to make a significant difference to the final tally. Sustainable Shetland wishes to apologise for this error, and will recheck the petition signatures and numbers.

Speaking on behalf of the Sustainable Shetland Committee, vice chair Kevin Learmonth said “We made a mistake and missed some duplicate signatures, and we have to put our hand up and say we are sorry. We are already beginning the process to recheck the petition sheets for duplicate entries.”

Mr Learmonth ended by saying that:

“A new total number of signatures will be released once all the petition sheets have been re-checked from scratch”.