Full complement of members on board
AT ITS recent annual general meeting, Colonsay Community Development Company (CCDC) saw its board of management strengthened by the addition of three younger members and the co- option of an experienced hand.
Councillor Robin Currie came from Islay to Colonsay for the meeting, joining an impressive turnout of more than 55 residents. For the first time in several years, there were more candidates than there were places on the board. Ros Jewell, an artist and carer for the elderly, Colm McNicholl, a crofter and fencer, and Caroline Seymour, also a crofter and school and shopworker, were the three new candidates. The result of the election, with 42 members of CCDC completing a return, was as follows, in alphabetical order: Andrew Abrahams 29, Sue Dance 30, Alex Howard 19, Ros Jewell 36, Willie Joll 30, Liam McNeill 31, Colm McNicholl 36, Chris Nisbet 18, Caroline Seymour 31 and Scott Weatherstone 38.
At the first meeting of the new board, members were delighted to co- opt Dannie Onn onto the board.
The general response from islanders to the election result was that being represented by a committee with its full complement of members could only be positive in regard to the development of Colonsay.