NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Northern Isles SNP politician Danus Skene dies aged 72

Danus Skene

An SNP parliamentary candidate for the Orkney and Shetland area has died at the aged of 72.

Danus Skene stood against Lib Dem Alistair Carmichael in the 2015 General Election.

He also stood for the Shetland Islands seat in recent Holyrood elections, losing out to Lib Dem Tavish Scott.

Robbie McGregor, convenor of the Shetland branch of the SNP, said Mr Skene would be sorely missed. He died in London.

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