Legal firm Anderson Strathern has appointed Willie Shannon as a director hire at its Lerwick office.

A lawyer and public sector specialist, Mr Shannon was previously the principal at the North Atlantic Fisheries College Marine Centre, playing a key role in the merger with Shetland College and Train Shetland that completed in August.

His career has also included being assistant chief executive and head of Economic Development at Shetland Islands Council, and children’s reporter in the Highland region. 

Neil Risk, head of Anderson Strathern’s Lerwick office following the merger with his firm in April this year, commented: “It’s great to have Willie on board.  His public authority work has been extensive and well charted through the years; indeed I worked with him myself at Shetland Islands Council more than two decades ago, and his expertise gives us another slant to what we can offer clients.” 

Managing partner Murray McCall added: “Willie is a fantastic addition to our team. He brings years of top level local authority and education sector experience and knowhow, and we fully expect to see him working not only with clients in Shetland and the region, but across Scotland in relation to our widespread public sector activity.”