Tributes paid to for­mer coun­cil­lor

The Oban Times - - News -

THE CON­VENER of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has paid trib­ute to for­mer coun­cil­lor Iain MacKen­zie who died last week, aged 72.

Ed­u­cated at Bay­ble Ju­nior Sec­ondary and The Ni­col­son In­sti­tute, Iain con­tin­ued his stud­ies at Lews Cas­tle Col­lege and Stow Col­lege, Glas­gow.

Iain worked as a radar and ra­dio/ TV engi­neer for five years and then as an air traf­fic engi­neer at Stornoway Air­port be­tween 1968 and 2006, be­fore he was elected to the comhairle as a coun­cil­lor for Steòrn­ab­hagh a Tuath in 2007. He was re- elected in 2012.

Con­vener Nor­man A Mac­don­ald said: ‘Iain was a very ac­tive par­tic­i­pant in all of the comhairle’s pro­cesses. He was an in­sight­ful coun­cil­lor who was re­spected by his peers and made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to our com­mu­nity in an unas­sum­ing man­ner. He also served as an el­der in The Free Church for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Ge­orgina, his chil­dren Don and Karen, the grand­chil­dren and his ex­tended fam­ily and friends.’

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