FORMER environment officer with Shetland Amenity Trust Sita Goudie has been appointed as the new business development and marketing officer of the Swan Trust.
Her role will be to identify business opportunities and generate new income streams for the organisation that runs the former herring drifter Swan after Shetland Charitable Trust stopped supporting the trust.
As of 1 April the Swan Trust will be totally dependent on the income it can generate.
Goudie said she was enthusiastic about her new job and said she had many ideas to encourage as many people as possible to experience sailing on the historic vessel.
“There are so many opportunities we can explore to maintain this historic boat and keep alive the techniques of sailing and working a traditional vessel.
“I am very much looking forward to working with the trust and helping develop existing and new opportunities to ensure this magnificent vessel is safeguarded and enjoyed for generations to come.”
Her new post is being funded through financial assistance from the Shetland LEADER programme as well as Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
Details on sailing trips planned for this season can be found at www.swantrust.com