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New Chair and Trustees and farewell to Frank

Published: 14 September 2020

The Shetland Amenity Trust held their AGM on Monday 14th September at which they appointed a new Chair, Vice-Chairs and four new Trustees.  Long standing Trustee Frank Robertson (pictured) stepped down after 21 years of service on the Board.

Alastair Hamilton has been acting as Chair since the previous chair stepped down earlier this year.  He was formally appointed as Chair at the AGM along with Vice-Chairs Alison Moncrieff and Linda Riddell.  New Trustees Colin Clark, Ronnie Eunson, James Paton and Robert Smith were also appointed to the Board.

Frank Robertson retires from the Trust Board having first joined in 1999.  Mr Robertson has been involved in a range of Trust initiatives and projects over the years, most significantly playing a key role in leading the design and construction of the award-winning Shetland Museum and Archives.  At the meeting he commented, “I have enjoyed my time with Shetland Amenity Trust immensely.  The variety of the work and camaraderie has been wonderful.  There have been many challenges and the Trust still has some mountains to climb.  I am hugely encouraged, however, by the quality of applications we received for new Trustees and feel very positive about the quality of governance and leadership the Trust now has.  I wish the Trust all the very best for the future.”

Mr Hamilton said, “Frank has given a huge amount to the Trust and to Shetland over the years.  His knowledge, expertise and good humour have been a real asset and he will be very much missed.  I am delighted with the quality of applications we had to join the Board this year.  After a closely run vote we have now appointed four extremely capable new Trustees who bring with them a diverse range of knowledge and experience.”

You can find out more about the work of the Trust and the current Trustees at www.shetlandamenity.org/about-us .