Den­nis says Provost role is an hon­our

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Strath­more coun­cil­lor Den­nis Mel­loy has been elected as Perth and Kin­ross’s new Provost, tak­ing over from Liz Grant.

The new Provost, who grew up in Blair­gowrie, said: “I am very con­scious of the hon­our I have been given by be­ing elected Provost and con­vener of Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil.

“I can as­sure you that I take these po­si­tions very se­ri­ously and will en­deav­our to up­hold the stan­dards and tra­di­tions ex­pected of me.

“I am de­lighted that Coun­cil­lor Wil­lie Wil­son has been elected as de­pute provost and look for­ward to work­ing closely with him as an im­por­tant part of the civic team.

“I am also look­ing for­ward to work­ing with all coun­cil­lors dur­ing our five-year term of of­fice.

“This has al­ways been a good-na­tured and in­clu­sive coun­cil and I would earnestly hope that this con­tin­ues and that party pol­i­tics and po­lit­i­cal point-scor­ing play no part in coun­cil busi­ness as we strive to do our best for the com­mu­ni­ties in which we serve.

“Since be­ing elected my feet have hit the road run­ning with meet­ings and events that I have at­tended.

“The lovely mes­sages of congratulations and sup­port I have re­ceived since my ap­point­ment have been over­whelm­ing and ex­tremely hum­bling.

“I am only a Blair­gowrie lad liv­ing in Alyth and I am ex­tremely for­tu­nate to have the sup­port of my wife Libby.

“She has been my rock and has al­ways been by my side in every­thing I have done and achieved over the years.

“I would also like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank my pre­de­ces­sor, former Provost Liz Grant, for every­thing she has done in her term of of­fice.”

Lo­cal Scottish Con­ser­va­tive MSP Murdo Fraser con­grat­u­lated Den­nis on his new role.

He said: “I am par­tic­u­larly de­lighted to see my good friend Den­nis Mel­loy elected as Provost, the first Con­ser­va­tive to hold that of­fice in two decades. It is a richly de­served hon­our.

“I am sure that he will carry out the du­ties of Provost with dis­tinc­tion and I wish him and Libby ev­ery suc­cess.”

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