Well-known former Shetland GP and artist Bobby Robertson died at home in Brae on Tuesday night, aged 81. He was suffering from prostate cancer.
Dr Robertson grew up in Lerwick and practiced in Unst for 18 years during the ’60s and ’70s before becoming the doctor based in Voe and then Brae during the oil boom years.
He became renowned as an artist, enjoying sell-out exhibitions of his distinctive Shetland scenes and murals in watercolour and oils. In recent years he wrote a successful autobiography, Bombs, Boils & Brushes.
He is survived by wife Maureen, their three children Susan, John and Jane and their families.
His funeral is to be in the Brae Hall on Monday with burial at Lund in Unst. Dr Robertson had strong family links with Unst stretching back more than 300 years.
• There will be an obituary for Dr Robertson in next week’s paper, Friday 25th October.