The Convener of Comhairle nan EiIean Siar has paid tribute to the work of Mr Finlay Cunningham who is stepping down as a Councillor with immediate effect.

A former teacher, Mr Cunningham was elected to the Comhairle in 2017, representing Na Hearadh Agus Ceann A Deas Nan Loch Ward.

Comhairle Convener, Norman A Macdonald, said: “Finlay enjoyed a long career as a teacher before being elected as a councillor in 2017. He has been a good colleague for many years and we will miss his contribution to the work of the Comhairle. He will also be missed as a local representative by his constituents, for whom he worked diligently over the past 3 years, though I am sure he will continue to be a valued member of the community. I wish Finlay the very best for the future and I am sure I will see him during visits to Harris.”

Councillor Finlay Cunningham, said: “It has been a great privilege and a wonderful experience to serve the local community as an elected member of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar over these 3 years. It has also been a pleasure to work with my colleagues and I wish them all every success in their continuing role at the Comhairle.”