SNP - Tom Wills

Letters / What happened to Peter Solotti?

I am interested in Peter Solotti, who was born in 1907 in Lerwick, son of Peter Solotti, cooper, and Laura Ann Thomason from Lunnasting. He was a nephew of Alexander Louis Solotti, the Lerwick ice-cream seller.

Peter himself became a cooper, and seems to have lived in Aberdeen and Lerwick at various times up till World War 2.

In 1939 he became a committee member of the National Unemployed Workers’ Movement in Lerwick, and in July that year was a founder member of the very short-lived Lerwick branch of the Communist Party.

I can’t find any reference to him later than that. Does anyone know what happened to him?

Brian Smith
Weisdale
kellister@btinternet.com

By-Election 2019 - Meet the candidates