Former councillor passes away
DUNCAN MACINTYRE, a former councillor and justice of the peace, died on Tuesday afternoon after a year-long illness, aged 72.
The influential politician was an elected member, transport spokesman and area chairman for Oban, Lorn and the Isles. He represented Argyll and Bute on many issues across the UK.
Mr MacIntyre was a devout Roman Catholic and communicant in the Cathedral community. He was a member of many charities, clubs and groups, caring greatly about the people and town of Oban and wider Argyll.
Mr MacIntyre and his wife Rosemary ran a bed and breakfast at their home on the banks of Loch Feochan.
It is understood he died surrounded by his wife and two children, as well as other family members.
Funeral arrangements are yet to be announced.