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There are statements on this site that, if untrue, are libelous. We stand by them. Should any of those concerned wish to challenge us on them, they must take us to court - otherwise the statements stand as the truth.
Acting First Minister Stuart Hill, Sovereign without the States of Scotland or The United Kingdom.

To all persons exercising the alleged authority of
Scotland, The United Kingdom or The European Union in Shetland or Orkney:

You are hereby notified that The Crown produced no proof that Shetland is part of Scotland when required to do so at Lerwick Sheriff Court on 16 August 2011. Since that time courts at every level in the Scottish System, including the Supreme Court in London, have evaded the question when challenged. All proceedings in those courts in relation to Shetland are therefore null and void.
You are hereby notified that the court continued to exercise its alleged authority with no proof of its jurisdiction.
With this knowledge you are hereby advised that, in exercising your alleged authority, you expose yourself to the risk of personal liability against which your bond or insurance, will be worthless.
This Public Notice will be founded upon in the event of any action.

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I'm being pursued in the Orkney Sheriff Court for not submitting a record of my expenses after running for election in the 2017 UK general election. If the election was a fraud on the people of Orkney and Shetland, I saw no reason to compound that fraud. It took the best part of a year before they decided to prosecute, then they admit:

“The accused was neither cautioned and charged or made aware by the Police Service of Scotland that a report had been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal for the consideration of prosecution. This was done in liaison and agreement with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service due to the anticipated press attention the accused would have likely drawn to the case.”

In other words, there was a high level conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in order to avoid adverse publicity - but that was even before the hearing. The conspiracy continues with the court process:

For those not familiar with the Scottish system, the sheriff is the judge in the lower courts. Allodial title is the highest land title it is possible to have. If you have allodial title, you have no lord or superior.. In England today and in Scotland before 2004, only the Crown could hold the allodial title. Only in the past two weeks have I discovered in the Scottish law books the final document that makes my argument unassailable. Now they know that I know, I can expect even firmer resistance to having the question asked in open court.

There was an extraordinary court hearing last Thursday. At the previous hearing the Sheriff set the day for a special appearance. The sole purpose of a special appearance is for me to challenge the jurisdiction of the court - a fundamental right. If the sheriff thinks he has the authority to send me to jail, I have the absolute right to know how he gets that authority. That right was recognised by the previous sheriff. I presented my printed argument 2 days before the hearing, both to the court and to the prosecutor. It seems my argument is so tight now that they could not go there, so this sheriff (a different one) said no, this is not a special appearance, this is just a normal criminal hearing - "How do you plead?" he said. I said I was not pleading anything until he had heard proof of his jurisdiction from the prosecutor. He simply would not listen and would not allow me to present my argument in the court (because then it gets out in public). Although I didn't win this time, I know they have no answer to my argument - it's just a matter of time before I get past their dirty tricks - or they reveal that their position is only backed by naked force, not any legitimate authority.

My argument is now so simple, it's irrefutable: The document I've just found says that Crown, before 2004, relied for its sovereignty and the right to hold courts and dispense justice, on owning the allodial title for the whole of Scotland. It says that sovereignty and allodial title are the same thing. There is no dispute that the allodial title of all land in Orkney and Shetland is allodial title, with that title in the hands of the individual owners. By the definition in Scots law, those owners are sovereign in their own right and Scotland has no authority in Orkney and Shetland - they are like foreign countries to it.

The argument is slightly more complicated than that, but that is the essence. It leaves the prosecutor with only one question to answer: When did Scotland acquire the allodial title of Orkney and Shetland? If they have an answer it must be easy to show it, but all they can do is resort to anything to avoid the question

No wonder they do whatever is necessary to keep me quiet. Next hearing on 25 July. I don't go away!

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As you read this, please keep an open mind. Some of what we say is difficult for many to contemplate, but everything is supported by solid evidence. Historians have led us down a path attempting to explain how Orkney and Shetland arrived at where they are today, but unfounded assumptions have had to be made and documents ignored to make the process appear to fit the result. The whole evidence is in the book Stolen Isles, Now in its third edition, nobody has contradicted its arguments.

Below is the challenge that is before the Lerwick Sheriff Court (and in amended form has been placed before the Court of Session and the Supreme Court) None has refuted its competence or validity - all they have been able to do is side-step it and in doing so render all proceedings null and void. Every court must be able to hear proof of its jurisdiction if challenged - it should be done as a matter of course. With this question, the political implications are so huge that judges at every level are prepared to break the law and ignore their own rules in order to avoid the question being aired in open court:

  1. That the jurisdiction of The Lerwick Sheriff Court is challenged on the basis that Shetland is not part of Scotland.
  2. That The Lerwick Sheriff Court has no jurisdiction in the present matter, or any other matter, until it hears proof of its jurisdiction.
  3. That the court must hear proof of its jurisdiction from the party bringing the case.
  4. That no court has heard proof that Shetland is part of Scotland.
  5. That the UK government can show no proof that Shetland is part of the UK.
  6. That the Scottish government can show no proof that Shetland is part of Scotland.
  7. That the matter is untested in the courts.
  8. That there is no prior case law on the subject that does not rely solely on presumption and hearsay.
  9. That any sheriff proceeding without hearing proof of jurisdiction will be acting ultra vires [without authority].
  10. That any proceedings without jurisdiction are null and void.
  11. That the court cannot ignore this challenge to its jurisdiction.
  12. That, in the absence of jurisdiction, the sheriff must dismiss the case.
  13. That, should the sheriff decide to proceed without hearing evidence of his jurisdiction, he will be presiding over a court without jurisdiction which is purporting to exercise it.
  14. That, should the sheriff decide to proceed without hearing evidence of his jurisdiction, he will be in contempt of court.

The document follows up with 61 pages of legal authorities to back these statements. The courts can do nothing with it except use bluff and buster to ignore it.

I have been called 'a stupid old man' in court.

I have been repeatedly been confined to police cells when questioning jurisdiction.

I have been twice sent to prison when questioning jurisdiction.

I have been charged with vandalism, then all charges dropped before trial when it became obvious that evidence of police criminal activity would come out. I cannot now reveal that information without risking a stiff prison sentence.

I have been convicted of contempt of court without trial.

SHETLAND DESERVES BETTER THAN THIS, but until people realise how serious things are, they will not stir themselves.


It is now clear that we have an illegal regime in Shetland. When judges at every level, including the Supreme Court, are willing to break the law and ignore the legislation and their own rules in their efforts to avoid facing the question 'Is Shetland part of Scotland?', we can see that power by Scotland and the UK can only be exercised by naked force - unless we roll over, shut our eyes and pretend there's nothing wrong.

The Scottish and UK governments are not directly to blame. They don't have any choice. Behind the scenes is a much more powerful force, which has governments by the throat. The world of banking and global corporations is run by a small number of very powerful people, to whom you and I (and our governments) are simply pawns in a game that concentrates the world's wealth in the hands of a few - but it's a game we don't have to play. It's a game we need to steer clear of at all cost. "Give me control over a nations currency, and I care not who makes its laws." as Baron M.A. Rothschild is quoted as saying.

These are the intentions of the Sovereign Nation of Shetland:

  1. To provide a means by which the people of Shetland can turn their backs and disengage from the existing corrupt society and set up:
  2. A society with rules its members wish to live by.
  3. A method of governance that places the power of the society in the hands of the people, providing a method of continuous control over its public servants and the money provided to them.
  4. A fair monetary system.
  5. A fair banking system.
  6. A fair justice system.
  7. A fair democracy.
  8. Ways of bringing out the full educational potential of our children.
  9. An equitable distribution of the wealth of the nation and
  10. To co-operate with other entities having the same or similar aims.
  11. To change the world.

This list will be expanded and changed by the members as time goes on.

Disengaging from Scotland and the UK brings the following benefits:

Personal benefit:

  • The biggest single benefit is regaining the individual sovereignty that is our birthright.

Community benefits:

  • The Sovereign Nation's democracy system puts the power directly in the hands of the people. It means we have almost instant control over the people we select to public office and the money they spend on our behalf.

Financial benefits:

  • After we pay all our taxes and get back the grants and subsidies we need to run our society, there is £76 million pounds (2010 official figures) left in the UK treasury for them to spend on illegal wars, MP's expences, high speed trains, the EU and so on. That money, which represents £7,600 per household (and is probably more by now) would come directly into the Shetland economy. It will, for instance, dwarf any projected benefit from the financially risky Viking Energy wind farm.
  • UK fuel duty does not apply. Fuel is 70% cheaper than today.
  • There is no VAT. Goods and services are 20% cheaper.
  • Loans and mortgages come interest-free from our own resources.
  • The Shetland Gulde is backed by real value and is directly exchangeable with any of the major currencies. It is structured so that it will gradually increase in value against all other currencies.

Membership of The Sovereign Nation of Shetland is only open to people living in Shetland. If you are not in Shetland, you may like to join Forvik, which is open to anyone throughout the world, or make a donation and join as a Friend of the Sovereign Nation. If you are in Orkney and are interested in this action, We would like to hear from you.

To join the Sovereign Nation you sign your Declaration of Sovereignty and make a subscription to support the project. Members donate according to their own wishes. When you sign the Declaration, you will be sent a certificate of membership of the Sovereign Nation. People outside Shetland are also free to donate to the project. If you would like to support these aims, you can join as a Friend of the Sovereign Nation - or you can join the international community of Forvik.

As the membership develops, regular meetings will develop strategies to carry the project forward. Everything is done on a consensus basis, with everyone having an equal say.

In times past the people of Shetland were sovereign in the most complete sense and that sovereignty has been passed down to everyone who today owns a house or piece of land in Shetland*. The scariest thing for anyone pretending power here is for the people of Shetland to have that knowledge and start exerting their sovereignty. As the Sovereign Nation of Shetlands grows it will become the legitimate authority.

Stand up, the kings and queens of Shetland! Those who pretend authority here are more scared of us than we need be of them.

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Thank you.

* Although people owning land are the true hereditors of those rights, The Sovereign Nation of Shetland will be taking steps to ensure that every adult falls into that category. If you are living in council-owned accommodation or private rental, do not be put off from joining.

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