Trib­utes are 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 aged 72 on Thurs­day June 30.

Mr MacKen­zie was ed­u­cated at Bay­ble Ju­nior Sec­ondary and the Ni­col­son In­sti­tute be­fore study­ing at Lewis Cas­tle Col­lege and then at Stow Col­lege in Glasgow.

He 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, be­ing re- elected in 2012.

Iain served on sev­eral com­mit­tees in­clud­ing Trans­porta­tion and In­fra­struc­ture, Ed­u­ca­tion and Chil­dren’s Ser­vices and Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment. Iain also served as a mem­ber of the po­lice and fire board for many years.

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 a very unas­sum­ing man­ner. He also served as an el­der in the Free Church over 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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