Complaint against councillor

A complaint regarding the conduct of Point councillor Norman Macleod has been made to the Public Standards Commissioner.

The Commission confirmed that this was related to his role on the Western Isles Licensing Board and their refusal to grant a Sunday licence to Stornoway Golf Club.

They added: “It is not our practice to comment further until the Public Standards Commissioner completes any enquiries/investigations.”

The Golf Club was controversially refused permission to serve alcohol on a Sunday on the grounds of public health, however this was overturned in court.