Widely known as Dr George, he was director of engineering services at the Comhairle
before being promoted chief executive in August 1986.
He served in the top post for six years until September 1992.
Dr George was chief executive when the council lost £24 million after the BCCI bank
Having been educated at Carloway Primary School between 1947-54 and The Nicolson
Institute between 1954-1960, Dr George subsequently graduated with B.Sc.Civil Eng.
(Hons) from the Univ. of Strathclyde in 1965 and Ph.d. in Concrete Technology and
Structures in 1968 from the same University.
Council convener Norman A Macdonald said: “Dr George was a highly respected engineer
and director at the comhairle and also served as chief executive during very challenging
and difficult times for the comhairle.
“He was also an elder and lay preacher in the Free Church over many years.
“Dr George served his community in many different roles over many years and he was
well known throughout the Islands and further afield.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Mairi, his children Christine and Iain,
his friends and all who knew him.”
The Comhairle flag in Stornoway is flying at half-mast.
Death of former council chief executive
15 Sept 2017
A former senior boss of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has died.
Dr George Macleod who was aged 74 years passed away earlier today.