Following on from Neil Dunn’s letter of 24th March, as an interested observer concerning
the Stornoway Trust elections I was appalled to see some of the social media abuse
directed at those candidates presenting a non-religiously-biased platform.
ill of Scotland that people in one part of it known historically for its welcome
can, in the 21st century, refer to their neighbours as ‘incomers’ and ‘extremists’
(oh the irony!) for holding perfectly valid views on life in the islands and the
freedom to choose how that life be lived.
The manner in which those views were and continue to be misrepresented and twisted
to present a false victimhood narrative is quite astounding. The version of Christianity
on display in some quarters was one of narrow self-interest and on occasions more
than economical with the truth.
I echo Mr Dunn’s hope that those elected will consider the wide range of responsibilities
the trust has to oversee and execute, and the wider interests of all those who live
National Secular Society
5 Atholl Crescent
Letter: “Social media abuse” during Stornoway Trust election