Press release

Royal Appointment

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Queen appoints new Lord-Lieutenant for Shetland

The Queen has been pleased to appoint Mr Robert Walter Hunter as Her Lord-Lieutenant for Shetland to succeed Sir John Scott KCVO when he retires on 30 November 2011.

 Biographical Notes

Mr Hunter, of Millburn, Bridge-End, Burra Isle, Shetland, educated in both Lerwick and at Strathclyde University, spent his early employment in shipbuilding and marine electrical equipment supply. After periods with Shetland Islands Council and the fish processing industry, he returned to marine engineering and supplies until taking early retirement in 2006. Active in the Shetland community, he is married to Mabel and they have three children and five grandchildren.