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New SHEAP directors

THE BOARD in charge of the Lerwick district heating scheme has appointed two new directors after the sudden resignation of its chairman, business consultant Andrew Blackadder.

Parent body Shetland Charitable Trust announced on Thursday that Shetland Fishermen’s Association executive officer Simon Collins had been appointed a non executive director of Shetland Heat Energy and Power (SHEAP).

He is joined by Derek Leask, business development manager with Lerwick-based marine engineering firm Ocean Kinetics.

They join Lerwick North councillor Allan Wishart and building consultant James Armitage. Blackadder was the second SHEAP director to resign in recent months.

NHS Shetland chairman Ian Kinniburgh resigned last November.

Drew Ratter, chair of Shetland Charitable Trust’s investment committee, welcomed the two new appointments.

“We are pleased that Simon and Derek have agreed to serve on the SHEAP board,” he said. “They will bring their experience, professional knowledge and skills to bear for the benefit of the business.”