James Laing

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James Laing as Provost of the Lerwick Town Council.
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Chief Constable Gordon Emslie, James Laing, Sheriff Grant, ?, John T. J. Sinclair.

James Laing (b. 23 July 1875, Lerwick, d. 31 August 1946, Lerwick) was the secretary for the Seamans Union, a Lerwick Town Councillor and a County Councillor for Lerwick South between 1922 and 1929. He was also the Provost of Lerwick from 1924 to 1927, and Guizer Jarl for the Lerwick Up Helly Aa in 1909.

He unsuccessfully contested the Bressay seat at the 1913 County Council election and the 1919 Cunningsburgh County Council by-election and the 1933 Lerwick Town Council election.

Political Career

Lerwick Town Council

Zetland County Council

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Provosts
Preceded by
Robert Ganson
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Provost
for Lerwick Town Council

1924-1927
Succeeded by
John T. J. Sinclair
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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)
Zetland County Council
Preceded by
Charles Stout
Member for
Lerwick South

1922-1929
Constituency abolished
Lerwick South County Councillors
Councillors Arthur Laurenson (1890-1890) • James Goudie (1891-1901) • Arthur Laing (1901-1910) • Charles Stout (1910-1922) • James Laing (1922-1929)