Skye and Raasay chairman appointed
COUNCILLOR John Gordon has been appointed chairman of the Isle of Skye and Raasay Committee of The Highland Council which met last week in Portree.
Speaking after chairing the meeting, which gave members the opportunity to scrutinise the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s local performance report as well as the area’s housing performance report from April 1 2016 to March 31 2017, Mr Gordon said: ‘It is going to be a honour to serve as chairman of the committee and I am sure we will all work well as a team to ensure the voices of the communities we represent are heard.
‘The Highland Council administration has given a firm commitment to increase the role for area committees so I look forward to embracing the new opportunities and seeing the committee evolve and take on a wider remit.’ He added: ‘I would like to thank my ward colleagues for their support. It’s a great privilege to serve the people of Skye and Raasay. We are committed to working hard and delivering the priorities of this great area. We acknowledge there is much to do but with the ambition and vision we all share, we know much can be achieved so this area continues to be a great place to live, work and visit.’