Funeral takes place for former councillor Jim Henry

The Shetland Islands Council flag was flying at half mast over Lerwick Town Hall on Monday as a mark of respect for former councillor Jim Henry whose funeral took place in the morning.

Mr Henry, who died last week aged 80, was councillor for Lerwick South for two terms, from May 2003 until May 2012.

A former fisherman and council official, he sat on several committees including environment and transport, social services, licensing and the harbour board.

During his second term he was vice-chairman of Shetland Charitable Trust and chairman of Shetland Leasing and Properties (Slap).

Convener Malcolm Bell said: “Jim was a loyal servant of the council and his constituents for nine years and I am saddened by his passing.

“We send our deepest sympathies to his family.”


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