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Leslie receives MBE

Leslie Tait MBE, pictured with his daughter Ashley.

SHETLAND Fishermen’s Assocation chairman Leslie Tait received his MBE from the Queen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on Tuesday.

Tait was named in the New Year honours list for his services to the fishing industry over many years.

The Trondra man spent 34 years at sea and has been chairman of the Shetland Fishermen’s Association for the past eight years.

Prior to that he was chairman of the Shetland Fish Producers’ Organisation for an eight-year stint.

He attended the investiture in Edinburgh with members of his family.