Former councillor passes away

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Mr Martin Taylor, who was Councillor for the Benbecula, and Beinn a Faoghla agus Uibhist a Tuath, wards from 2002 until 2012 on Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, and a former Chair of the Western Isles Licensing Board, has passed away, aged 67.

Comhairle Convener Norman A Macdonald, said: “Martin worked hard for his community and for the Comhairle even when, in his later years as a Councillor, his health was deteriorating. Despite this he maintained a good sense of humour and was already ready with a witty comment. Our thoughts are with Martin’s family and friends.”

The Comhairle’s flags will be flown at half mast.