Tribute paid to for­mer coun­cil­lor

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

THE CON­VENER of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has paid tribute to for­mer coun­cil­lor Don­ald Ma­clean who has died at the age of 85.

Mr Ma­clean a North Uist coun­cil­lor, served on the comhairle from 1994 to 2007.

He also served as vice- chair­man and chair­man of the de­vel­op­ment ser­vices/sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment com­mit­tee, as well as on the North­ern Joint Po­lice and Fire Boards and as chair­man of the Li­cens­ing Board.

Prior to be­ing a coun­cil­lor, Mr Ma­clean served with the Queen's Own Cameron High­landers be­fore join­ing the po­lice in 1961 where he rose to the rank of su­per­in­ten­dent.

Comhairle con­vener Nor­man A Macdon­ald said Mr Ma­clean had been a fiercely de­ter­mined rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the Uists and for the Western Isles, who was renowned for his ora­tory and de­bat­ing skills.

‘He served our com­mu­nity well and was a key par­tic­i­pant in the pro­cesses of the comhairle dur­ing his many years as a coun­cil­lor,’ said Mr Macdon­ald.

‘He was also known as a char­ac­ter and for his sharp­ness and wit, par­tic­u­larly in chair­ing meet­ings.

‘Our thoughts are with Don­ald’s fam­ily and his many friends at this sad time.’

Mr Ma­clean is sur­vived by his wife Mary and his three chil­dren.

For­mer coun­cil­lor Don­ald Ma­clean.

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