Well known town figure dies after stroke
A stalwart of the Lerwick business community and one of the best known faces in Shetland, Harry Jamieson, died in hospital in Aberdeen on Saturday after having suffered a stroke.
Mr Jamieson, 71, was proprietor of Harry’s Department store and was heavily involved with a variety of organisations such as Lerwick Port Authority, Living Lerwick and Lerwick Spurs FC.
He was chairman of the port authority which runs Lerwick harbour and until recently chairman of Living Lerwick, which promotes the town centre, and the coach of Lerwick Spurs.
Harry started off with his famous barber shop in 1962 and gradually extended the shop and built up the retail business, starting with toys before expanding into a wide range of household goods.
Mr Jamieson was also a keen supporter of Up Helly A’ and was Guizer Jarl in 1981.
He recently joined a consortium of businesspeople in the Energy Isles company which plans to build a windfarm in Yell and Unst.
He is survived by his wife Mary, son Stewart, daughter Caroline and their respective families.
An obituary for Mr Jamieson will follow in Friday’s newspaper.