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Shetland Amenity Trust Chair Retires

Published: 13 September 2017

Mr Gregson at the opening of Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitor Centre Mr Gregson at the opening of Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitor CentreZoomBrian Gregson, who has chaired Shetland Amenity Trust for the past decade, has decided to step down from the position ahead of the Trust’s annual general meeting next month.

In a statement to his fellow trustees and trust staff, Mr Gregson said:

“My involvement with the Trust over the last twenty-odd years has been extraordinarily rewarding but I leave it safe in the knowledge that you share my passion for Shetland’s heritage and culture.  I wish you all well.”

The Trust’s Vice-Chair, Captain George Sutherland, paid tribute to Mr Gregson’s service to the Trust:

“Brian has been utterly dedicated to the Shetland Amenity Trust during his time as a Trustee.  He has been selfless in pursuing the Trust’s development and has been a resolute supporter of activities such as the annual Voar Redd-Up, the Shetland Environmental Awards, the Trust’s involvement in the Shetland Museum and Archives, Geopark Shetland and indeed every other aspect of the Trust’s activities.

I know that Brian’s health has caused him some concern recently and all of us at the Trust hope that retirement from the Trust will offer him a well-deserved rest and a chance to make the most of the years ahead.  Everyone joins me in sending him our very best wishes for the future”.

The Trust’s Annual General Meeting is due to be held on 18th October, 2017 and the Trust will shortly be advertising to attract new Trustees.