Peter Goodlad

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Peter Goodlad as Provost of the Lerwick Town Council.
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Peter Scott Goodlad (b. 2 December, 1857, Tingwall, d. 13 November, 1936, Lerwick) was a Lerwick Town Councillor between 1893 and 1920, becoming the Provost from 1915 until he retired.

Biography

Peter was a native of Tingwall and served as a shoemakers apprentice under David Affleck. He established Goodlad and Coutts with his cousin J. J Coutts in 1891 and his brother James became a partner. Principally, the business made footwear, sea-boots and high lass boots. The exported across the United Kingdom, colonies and even as far as India.

The firm opened up branches in Sandwick, Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Kirkwall. Peter travelled to England, Holland and Germany on business with the firm.

The Shetland News describe him as 'staunchly Liberal' as well as being abstinent from alcohol and a strong temperance advocate.

Political Career

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Provosts
Preceded by
Robert Stout
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Provost
for Lerwick Town Council

1915-1920
Succeeded by
Robert Ganson
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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)