Charles Robertson

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Charles Robertson as Provost of the Lerwick Town Council, the listed dates reflect the period he held the title 'Provost' rather than Chief Magistrate (1890-1892).
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Charles Robertson (b. 20 June 1838, Lerwick, d. 21 July 1895, Lerwick) was a licensed grocer (R. & C. Robertson) and Lerwick Town Councillor.

Robertson was the first councillor to hold the title "Provost" - until 1893 it had been know as Chief Magistrates or Senior Baillie.

He unsuccessfully contested the 1884 Lerwick Town Council election.

Political Career

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Provosts
Preceded by
John Robertson
Chief Magistrate/Provost
for Lerwick Town Council

1890-1895
Succeeded by
John Leisk
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Leaders of the Lerwick Town Council
Councillors Arthur Edmondston (1818-1823) • Charles Ogilvy Snr (1823-1827) • William Spence (1827-1832) • Charles Ogilvy Jr (1832-1844) • Joseph Leask (1844-1847) • William Sievwright Snr (1847-1856) • Charles Duncan (1856-1862) • Joseph Leask (1862-1865) • Charles Duncan (1865-1874) • William Sievwright Jr (1874-1876) • Thomas Cameron (1876-1883) • John Robertson (1883-1890) • Charles Robertson (1890-1895) • John Leisk (1895-1904) • James Goudie (1904-1907) • Arthur Porteous (1907-1910) • Arthur Laing (1910-1913) • Robert Stout (1913-1915) • Peter Goodlad (1915-1920) • Robert D. Ganson (1920-1924) • James Laing (1924-1927) • John Sinclair (1927-1930) • William Sinclair (1930-1933) • Robert Ollason (1933-1936) • James A. Smith (1936-1941) • Magnus Shearer (1941-1946) • James Aitken (1946-1950) • Robert A. Anderson (1950-1953) • George Burgess (1953-1956) • William Conochie (1956-1959) • Robert Blance (1959-1962) • Harry Gray (1962-1965) • Andrew Nicolson (1965-1967) • Eric Gray (1967-1971) • Bill Smith (1971-1974) • James Taylor (1974-1975)