Councillor ousted from deputy post
The Helensburgh councillor said: ‘Councillor Philand has chosen to walk away from the administration.
‘It is not unreasonable to expect him to be cohesive with the administration and expect him to take forward its agenda.’
Mr Philand said he was extremely disappointed in the way he had been treated and that it was a real concern that people would not behave like adults when there was hard business to be done.
Mr Philand was also ousted from the membership of the health and social care integration board where he was overseeing the merging of services provided by NHS Highland and Argyll and Bute Council.
Mr Philand has 37 years’ experience in NHS Highland in both general nursing and as a manager in the health board.
Mr Philand was replaced by Maurice Corry, a councillor from Helensburgh.