SCOTTISH Natural Heritage (SNH) has appointed Sandy Kerr as local area advisor for Shetland and Orkney.
His role is to offer an additional point of contact between SNH and the local community and provide feedback to the main SNH board on local issues and priorities for communities.
Mr Kerr is an Orkney resident and works at Heriot-Watt University’s International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT) based in Stromness. He has been the local adviser for Orkney since April and now picks up the responsibility for Shetland after Ronnie Eunson’s term ended.
Mr Kerr said: “As a family man I appreciate how important it is to conserve the environment – for quality of life and because the environment is one of the most important economic assets we have in the Northern Isles.
“I will be attending the Noss Open day [tomorrow] and I’m delighted to be going, not only for the stunning natural heritage on show, but also because it gives me the chance to meet people. I would like to stress that anyone wishing to discuss SNH matters with me at any time can contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via the local SNH office.”
Mr Kerr’s term as local area advisor will finish in April next year.