Dinner marks retiral of Harris man from Inverness Harbour

Captain Murdo MacLeod with past and present Chairmen of Inverness Harbour Trust. Left to right: Bill Fraser, Captain Murdo MacLeod, Bill Smith, Allan Sellar, Rod Michie
Captain Murdo MacLeod with past and present Chairmen of Inverness Harbour Trust. Left to right: Bill Fraser, Captain Murdo MacLeod, Bill Smith, Allan Sellar, Rod Michie
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Past and present members of Inverness Harbour Trust gathered earlier this month to bid farewell to the Harris man who steered them through the port’s greatest changes.

Originally from Tarbert, Captain Murdo MacLeod retired in July after 30 years at the harbour, first as a marine pilot and then as harbour master and finally chief executive.

Colleagues, including three past Chairmen of the Trust, held a retiral dinner in Inverness Town House earlier this month to mark Murdo’s long and successful career.

Chairman of the Harbour Trust Rod Michie paid tribute to Captain MacLeod: “The thriving port we see today would never have come about without Murdo’s skill and hard work.

“His knowledge of the industry is second to none and he has been instrumental in guiding the harbour through numerous expansions into the success story it is today.”