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Departure of Shetland council boss cost 300,000

David Clark
David Clark left Shetland Islands Council in February

The departure of Shetland Islands Council's chief executive cost the local authority more than £300,000, it has been revealed.

The figure is in a critical Audit Scotland's report into the running of the island authority, in the wake of David Clark leaving his post.

Audit Scotland said it was of serious concern such a significant sum was spent to settle the case.

Councillor Jonathan Wills has called for a public inquiry.

The decision to pay Mr Clark off caused local uproar earlier this year.

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