'Nobody puts Shetland in a box'
MSPs are set to vote on proposals to effectively ban public bodies from putting Shetland in a box in maps in official documents. What is this all about, and what might happen?
What's the issue? Shetland is more than 100 miles away from the Scottish mainland, as the crow flies. It takes 12 hours to get there from the mainland on a ferry. It is, by any measure, quite far away.
But looking at a lot of maps, that might not be immediately clear. Often as not, Shetland might show up enclosed in a box in the Moray Firth or in the North Sea off Aberdeenshire.
This isn't a new thing. The National... read more
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