Steven Coutts appointed leader of council

Steven Coutts is the new political leader of Shetland Islands Council.

The Shetland West councillor was appointed unopposed this morning (Wednesday) at an authority meeting in Lerwick Town Hall.

Mr Coutts, who previously served as depute leader under Cecil Smith, will be assisted by Shetland North member Emma Macdonald in the depute post.

Mr Coutts said: “There’s no doubt there’s challenges ahead but there’s massive opportunities out there and I’m keen we make the best of these opportunities.”

Ms Macdonald she was looking forward to working with Mr Coutts and committee chairmen and women.

Ms Macdonald was first elected last year, while Mr Coutts is in his second council term, having been a member for the North Isles between 2012-2017.

See Friday’s print edition of The Shetland Times for more.


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  • Josie Coutts coombabah Gold Coast qld.

    • November 3rd, 2019 3:03

    Dear Mr Steven Coutts. Do you know I have a grandson called Steven Coutts He is Australian born his grandfather Andrew Coutts family went from the Shetlands to NZ. Ray Coutts his son moved to Australia and we have a son Dean Coutts. Then arrived Steven Coutts Sportsman on a scholarship at Berkeley University in California. Steven is a punter for Berkeley bears. I wish you all the best in your new position. Josie Coutts.


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