THE SNP’s Shetland candidate in the forthcoming Holyrood elections, Danus Skene, is recovering in hospital following surgery.
The local branch of the SNP said Skene remained in hospital in Aberdeen after a successful operation.
Skene, who came a close second to Alistair Carmichael in the contest for the Northern Isles seat at Westminster last May, became ill shortly after returning to the UK from a trip to Kenya.
SNP Shetland convener Robbie MacGregor said: “He is making steady progress and his family are hopeful of a complete recovery. Everyone at SNP Shetland wishes Danus a speedy recovery.”
While the election is little over three months away, MacGregor said that as far as he was concerned Skene was still the party’s candidate and he would issue an update when new information becomes available.
Along with Liberal Democrat incumbent Tavish Scott, the other candidates to have announced their candidacies are Labour’s Robina Barton and the Conservatives’ Cameron Smith.
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