Tributes paid to former councillor
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.’