LPA officials re-appointed
LERWICK Port Authority re-appointed its chairman and vice-chairman at its annual general meeting this week.
Brian Anderson, part-owner of farming company GB & AM Anderson, who replaced former councillor Leonard Groat as chairman last year, had his term renewed for a further year. Vice-chairman and department store owner Harry Jamieson has also been elected for another 12 months.
Meanwhile, LPA chief executive Sandra Laurenson said the board was “delighted” that the council was now pursuing the option of a drill-and-blast tunnel for a fixed link to Bressay rather than a bridge.
She said the authority – which has submitted a claim of £5.25m against the council for losses incurred over the aborted attempt to build a bridge to Bressay after it caused delays and forced the LPA to re-tender the contract to dredge the north mouth of the harbour – would continue to liaise with the council over the project.
Looking ahead to 2011, when the Tall Ships Race is staged in Shetland for the second time, five young trainees from the isles were in Liverpool – which is hosting the race this year – this week.
They are participating in the race leg between the English city and Måløy, Lerwick’s twinned community, in a project joint-funded by the LPA, the SIC and oil giant BP. The Måløy leg will be held between 1st and 4th August and the Shetlanders are taking part on the 63m Norwegian rigged ship Christian Radich.