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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has paid tribute to former North Lochs Councillor Malcolm Dan Macleod, who died recently at 91.  

Councillor Kenneth Macleod, Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, said: “It was with sadness that we learned of the passing of Calum Dan Macleod. Mr Macleod was Councillor for the North Lochs Ward from 1978 to 1982 at a time when the new authority was making great strides to improve the lot of the communities of the Western Isles.  

“Calum Dan was very much part of that period of innovation and was a dedicated Councillor for the people of North Lochs. We extend our condolences to Calum Dan’s widow Eva, his daughter and three sons, and the wider family.”

Mr Macleod had a successful Merchant Navy career, which saw him progress to the former Loch Seaforth Chief Engineer at 27. In his later career, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Hydro Electrics’ Battery Point Power Station at Stornoway for many years.  

He was well-known and well-liked across the island.