HC Deb 09 March 1954 vol 524 c134W
76. Sir W. Darling

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if his attention has been drawn to the decision of the islanders at Grunasund, Burra Isle, Shetland, who have decided to construct a pier without any Government grant or assistance; and if he will commend such action as worthy of emulation by offering them a 50 per cent, grant.

Mr. J. Stuart

I understand that the people of Grunasund have decided to make a small jetty for their own use and to raise the necessary funds from their own resources. While I commend their initiative, I would not feel justified in offering them a grant, more particularly as I have already agreed to make a grant of 75 per cent, of the cost of the construction of a pier at Hamnavoe to serve Burra Isle as a whole.