|Candidate Name||Robbie McGregor|
|Electoral Ward||Shetland South|
|Description (if any)||Scottish National Party (SNP)|
I worked in Edinburgh for many years as a pharmacist with a local company and I remain a director of the company. I served for many years on various health boards’ committees and on national pharmacy committees before moving to Shetland three years ago.
I have been an activist in the SNP all my adult life and was the late Danus Skene’s election agent for the last two elections. In view of my SNP profile I would find it difficult to stand as an independent and see it as a matter of integrity that I stand under my party banner.
I help as a volunteer at Quarff Hall, I serve on the Gulberwick, Quarff and Cunningsburgh Community Council and have learned much about what concerns people in the area.
I am married to my wife Mary originally from Cunningsburgh.
I am passionate about Shetland and believe this is the best place in the world to live.
Why am I standing for the council?
I believe I have a set of skills which will be useful to the council having a lifetime of experience in business, politics and the health service.
What will I campaign for?
It is difficult to make deliverable promises because of the non party make up of the council so I can only undertake to campaign for the following items:
- A 50 mph speed limit on the main road south through Quarff
- Democracy in Shetland Charitable Trust
- Openness in the council
- Fixed inter island links
- Support for care services
- Ensure that the best use is made of available finances
I am a very good listener and happy to discuss any item of concern with anyone and I undertake to work for the benefit of all constituents regardless of their political views and hopefully we can make a difference to all Shetlanders.
It is the biggest privilege of my life to represent all the people of Shetland South as a SNP councillor. I can only promise that I will carry out my duties to the very best of my ability.
Phone: 01950 477883
Mobile: 07807 473748