17th November 2018
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Wishart chosen as new chairman of college board

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Allan Wishart was made chairman of the Shetland College board at a meeting in the Town Hall this morning.

The Lerwick councillor will now take the place of fellow member Andrew Hughson, who stood down recently. Mr Hughson nominated Mr Wishart for the role.

Mr Wishart also defeated Jonathan Wills 13-8 to become a college board member.

Speaking after the meeting he said he was “very pleased” with the new appointment.

“Andrew Hughson has done a good job there with George Smith and, latterly, Professor David Gray. Andrew Hughson mentioned one or two issues I’d like to see taken on.

“I think, as always, funding is the issue that’s going to need looking at. The extension is underway and there’s quite a lot to be done there.”

However he backed long-term aims raised by Dr Wills to have the college moved to a new location, possibly where the new Anderson High School is to be built at Clickimin.

“In the long-term we perhaps need to be looking at a better site for the college,” he said.


About Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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