David Harbison

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Winifred and David Harbison.
Photo kindly supplied by Linda Shearer.
David cutting the ribbon at the opening of the eponymous Harbison Park.
Photo kindly supplied by Linda Shearer.

Reverend David John Hislop Harbison (b. 1933, Greenock) is a former Minister and Zetland County Councillor for Whalsay And Skerries from 1961 to 1964.

He was in Whalsay for 9 years (1958-1967) before moving to Hamilton, Lanarkshire. He is married to Winifred and has three children.

His love of football helped to encourage the development of football on Whalsay, and in 2002 he opened Harbison Park on the Isle.

Political Career

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Whalsay and Skerries County Councillors
Councillors William Bruce (1890-1904) • Thomas Anderson (1904-1907) • Charles Stobie (1907-1910) • James Shearer (1910-1919) • Edwin Hyde (1919-1922) • Mitchell Williamson (1922-1924) • Magnus Shearer (1924-1937) • James Hay (1937-1938) • Robert Ollason (1938-1945) • John Jamieson (1945-1947) • Magnus Shearer (1947-1961) • David Harbison (1961-1964) • James Pottinger (1964-1973) • Frederick Dainty (1973-1975)