Sheila Shearer

Sheila grew up in Westray, and attended Pierowall School and Kirkwall Grammar School before completing her LLB (Hons) law degree at Edinburgh University. She then completed her legal traineeship with a corporate law firm, which saw her spend time working across the firm’s offices in Edinburgh, London and Brussels. Post-qualification, Sheila remained with that firm for 2 years working in the Banking and Finance sector. She returned to Orkney in 2007 to take up a solicitor’s post with Orkney Islands Council, and left the Council in 2011 to pursue her interests in corporate/commercial law and the renewables industry.