SIC convener Malcolm Bell paid tribute to late councillor Willie Tait, and the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, at the outset of Wednesday’s full council meeting.
A minutes silence was held at the beginning of the meeting for the pair.
Mr Bell described former councillor Mr Tait as a “true gentleman, and a gentle man”.
“His commitment to Shetland was obvious.”
He said Mr Tait was one of those rare people he “can’t recall anyone having a bad word about”.
The convener also sent the council’s condolences to the Queen and the royal family following Prince Philip’s death last Friday.