Danus Skene has been selected as Holyrood candidate for the SNP in next year’s Scottish elections.
Mr Skene has described himself as “both humbled and flattered” after he was selected in the SNP ballot.
His losing opponent was Highlands and Islands list MSP, Mike Mackenzie.
“I think that the support of the membership can be fairly interpreted as a recognition by them of the progress that we made in the 2015 UK General Election, in which I was the isles candidate,” Mr Skene said.
“With a candidate in place, the SNP in Shetland can now embark on an organised campaign leading up to next May. We will seek to ensure that Shetland is represented by an MSP who supports and influences an SNP Scottish government committed to delivering fairness and efficiency.”