Saturday, 10 April 2010

Visit of the Lord Lieutenant of Shetland, Mr JH Scott in 1998

In June 1998 the Lord Lieutenant of Shetland, John H Scott, visited the station to present some medals and awards.

One of the historical hangovers, not appreciated by many stationed at Saxa, is the situation regarding land ownership in many parts of the Highlands & Islands. Certainly a large part of Shetland is owned by a few families. The Scott family estates include part of the Shetland Mainland, Bressay, Noss and a significant part of Unst. A handful of families own most of Unst. John Scott is the father of Tavish Scott, who is currently the leader of the Liberal Democrat Party in Scotland. Photos of the presentations follow. (Left click on pictures to enlarge). 
A group photo showing all recipients, the Lord Lieutenant and the CO Sqn Ldr Jones is below:-