SNP election candidate Danus Skene is back in Shetland and recovering from a “serious illness” in the Gilbert Bain Hospital.
Mr Skene had been receiving treatment at hospital in Aberdeen but is now in Lerwick and is said to be recovering well. He had warm praise for the NHS staff who had treated him, as well as criticism of Westminster politicians’ and their approach to the health service.
He said: “It’s good to be home, and to be making tremendous progress, thanks to the wonderful treatment I’ve had from the NHS staff in Aberdeen and now Lerwick.
“It’s been very interesting to see, at first-hand, how essential it is to keep our NHS clear of the sort of wanton privatisation the Tories are imposing south of the border.”
The party’s branch spokesman Robbie McGregor said: “We’re very pleased that Danus is on the mend and we look forward to him taking an active part in winning this constituency. Shetland needs an SNP member in Holyrood, to put the islands’ case to the government in a reasonable, friendly and constructive manner, rather than the endless attack mode of the Liberal Democrats.”