Smith and son
The Shetland News Agency revealed that "Mr Smith .... holds a rare honour for a local politician - an honorary fellowship of the teachers' union, EIS, awarded in 1992 for his contribution to education in Shetland and nationwide. "
That name Smith reminds us of one Ronnie, a Shetlander who is general secretary of the EIS. There is no truth in the rumour that the exchange at the fellowship ceremony went: "Well done, dad." "Thank you, son."