Orkney and Shetland Movement
The Orkney and Shetland Movement was an electoral coalition formed for the 1987 general election. The pro-devolution Orkney Movement and Shetland Movement agreed on selecting John Goodlad, the secretary of the Shetland Fishermen's Association, as a joint candidate for the Orkney and Shetland constituency. The Scottish National Party agreed to stand aside in favour of the coalition.
Their candidate won 3,095 votes, which represented 14.5% of the vote in the small seat, but came fourth, just behind the Labour Party, the best result at the time for a candidate not from one of the four main parties in Scotland.
- Wills, Jonathan (1991). A place in the sun: Shetland and oil--myths and realities. Issue 41 of Social and economic studies. Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland. ISBN 0-919666-69-8.
- "Orkney & Shetland". Alba. Scottish Politics Research Unit. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
- Pilkington, Colin (2002). Devolution in Britain today. Manchester University Press. ISBN 0-7190-6076-1.
- Tallack, Malachy (2 April 2007) Fair Isle: Independence thinking. London. New Statesman.
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