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Donald Maclean who was the North Uist councillor between 1994 to 2007 has died at the age of 85.

Mr Maclean who lived in Glasgow served as vice-chair and then chairman of the development services committee.

He also served on the Northern Joint Police and Fire Boards and as chair of the licensing board.

Prior to entering local politics, He served with the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders. In 1961 he joined the police force rising to the rank of superintendent.

Donald is survived by his wife Mary and his three children.

Comhairle convener Norman A. Macdonald, said: “Donald was a fiercely determined representative for the Uists and for the Western Isles, 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.

“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.”

The Comhairle flag is flying at half-mast in Balivanich and Stornoway.

Death of former councillor

21 July 2017