ORKNEY solicitor Serena Sutherland been voted on to the Council of the Law Society of Scotland. In a four-cornered contest she earned the votes of her Highlands and Islands solicitor colleagues to become the newest member of the council.

Sutherland will represent the views and interests of legal professionals in the Dingwall, Dornoch, Elgin, Inverness, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Lochmaddy, Portree, Stornoway, Tain and Wick constituency alongside current council member Sheekha Saha.

The principal solicitor at Drever & Heddle LLP in Kirkwall, Sutherland said: “I am thrilled to have been elected by my peers and colleagues and to be joining Sheekha on the council. Being a solicitor in a busy rural private practice means that I am exposed to lots of the issues affecting the profession in the north of Scotland and I am 100% committed to ensuring that those issues are raised and addressed.

“I would invite my constituency colleagues to get in touch with your comments and queries.”