Sports coun­cil chair­man stands down

The Oban Times - - News -

THE CHAIR­MAN of Skye and Lochalsh Sports Coun­cil, Char­lie MacRae, stood down at the group’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing.

The meet­ing was held in Broad­ford Hall on Mon­day April 24, with the usual at­ten­dance of 10.

In his open­ing re­marks, Mr MacRae, who has been chair­man for the past 18 years, told the meet­ing he was re­tir­ing from the coun­cil.

He joined the sports coun­cil at its in­cep­tion 32 years ago and at­tended 127 meet­ings, miss­ing only one be­cause of snow.

He thanked the com­mit­tee, es­pe­cially sec­re­tary and trea­surer Peter Gor­don.

Also dis­cussed at the meet­ing was the dif­fi­culty the sports coun­cil faced in main­tain­ing how much they give to sports clubs in the area, as the High­land Coun­cil con­tin­ues to cut its funding.

In the past year, 22 clubs joined the sports coun­cil cov­er­ing 12 sports and grants to­talling £4,648 were given to clubs. No sports club was re­fused a grant in the past year.

Funding pro­posed for 2018/19 of £2,380 was not guar­an­teed.

A new chair­man could not be found at the meet­ing but a com­mit­tee of 12 was elected with the hope of a new chair­man be­ing ap­pointed at the next meet­ing in Kyleakin Hall on July 10.

Peter Gor­don was re- elected as sec­re­tary/trea­surer.

Char­lie Macrae is stand­ing down af­ter 18 years.

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