I was born in Lerwick in 1954 and have lived and worked in Shetland all my life. I am married to Linda, we have three grown up children and a grandson and we have lived in Quarff since 1993.
In my younger days I worked in the building trade, as well as the Nature Conservancy Council (now Scottish Natural Heritage) as a summer warden. I also spent a couple of winters as a fisherman at the whitefish seine net and pelagic purse net.
Following on from that I worked for twenty-two years with BP at Sullom Voe, beginning as a jetty operator and ending my time on site as a Shift Team Leader. During those years I covered every aspect of the site including power generation and operations. For the past five years I have worked as a freelance photographer.
From early 2008 I have chaired a community group called Sustainable Shetland, which now has over 800 members. It grew out of opposition to the proposed Viking Energy wind farm and aspires to achieving a sustainable, environmentally sympathetic future for Shetland. If elected I would stand down from the group, my opposition to Viking Energy would not change, but the wind farm is only one issue of many facing us. I have concerns with all of them and welcome you to contact me on your particular issues.
Promoted by Billy Fox, Brennek, Quarff, Shetland, ZE2 9EY