The Directors of the Lewis and Harris Auction Mart met on Saturday evening (March 2nd) in the Caladh Inn to present long-serving Secretary Donald Macleod with a gift after his retiral as a Director of the Mart.

Donald who had been the Secretary Of the Mart since 2011, stood down at the last AGM, and Directors and many users of the Mart wanted to commemorate his work.

His commitment and his superb organisational skills ensured the very smooth running of the Mart, and set down a marker for the future operation of the company.

Chairman Kenny Macleod said:” We all felt it was appropriate to show our appreciation to Donald for all his hard work over his time as Secretary and basically the engine that made sure the Mart ran smoothly.

"Sometimes we are slow at recognising the role of volunteers at Community groups, but this was one role and a significant contribution that we couldn’t not do anything do show our appreciation. "e were all very sorry to see him stand down from the post, but everyone is entitled to a break, and we are glad that we were able to recognise this outstanding contribution from one man to the running of the Lewis and Harris Auction Mart.”