Fond farewell as coun­cil leader Dick steps down

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

AF­TER 40 years of ser­vice to Strath­clyde and then Argyll and Bute coun­cils, it was the end of an era last Thurs­day when Dick Walsh stepped down as both leader of the lo­cal author­ity and as a coun­cil­lor.

Mr Walsh was praised by Provost Len Scoular for his work on be­half of Argyll and Bute, and the skills he brought to the post.

It was for fi­nance that Mr Walsh would be re­mem­bered most by the coun­cil - at one time even called a ‘wiz­ard’ by Coun­cil­lor Ellen Mor­ton, his one-time op­po­nent and for the past three years his deputy leader.

A small num­ber of coun­cil­lors from the op­po­si­tion group did not clap or stand up to con­grat­u­late Mr Walsh.

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