Scottish Liberal Democrat and Shetland’s MSP, Beatrice Wishart, has congratulated Shetland Islands Council (SIC) new political leader, Emma Macdonald, and convener, Andrea Manson.
This is the first time the positions of constituency MSP, leader, convener and chief executive of SIC have all been held by women.
After the news of the appointments Ms Wishart said:
“Congratulations to Emma and Andrea. I look forward to working with you on the many ongoing issues that Shetland’s new council has to tackle.
“As a former depute convener of the council at the start of the last council session, I have seen the importance and difference that hard-working councillors can make.
“We need more women in politics and, importantly, in influential positions to help make decision-making more representative of our communities, and this new council is leading the way on that front.”