Lewie Peterson

Development Officer, Children's Services, Shetland Islands Council

Lewie is based in the Shetland Islands Council Children’s Services; his role involves the promotion of international education, sustainability and citizenship. Lewie is also involved in the promotion of Youth Voice and Children’s Rights in Shetland Schools and was seconded to Aberdeen City Council for three years doing similar work and starting up their Pupil Voice Forum in the city.

Outside working hours Lewie has a qualification in journalism which has seen him freelance for local and national news proprietors. Lewie volunteers as part of the Shetland Folk Festival organising committee, he also forms part of the local Children’s Panel and acts as secretary for the Sandwick Football Club.