Cllr McCormack stands down as chair
The Convenor of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has paid tribute to the work of Councillor Angus McCormack, who has announced that he is standing down as Chair of the Comhairle’s Education, Sport and Children’s Services committee with immediate effect.
At Wednesday’s meeting of the Full Council, Convenor Cllr Norman A MacDonald said: “Angus has been chairman of the committee since 2017, and on behalf of the Comhairle I would like to pay tribute to all Mr McCormack has done and continues to do for education in the Western Isles.”
Cllr McCormack said: “When the Director of Education [Bernard Chisholm] advised me some time ago of his decision to retire, I decided that I should go too.
“I have enjoyed working with Mr Chisholm and together we have achieved significant success.
“Education is a challenging brief but we leave our schools in good heart and achieving great things and our Children’s Services [are] caring successfully with children who have difficulties.
“We know that 97 per-cent of our leavers are where they wanted to be. ESgoil is now a key national initiative and Modern Apprenticeships a new route to success.”
Cllr McCormack concluded: “I will miss the challenge, the conversations and the friendship.”