Tribute paid to former councillor
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.