Highlands & Islands

Tribute paid to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar councillor

Councillor Kenny Murray
Image caption Kenny Murray had been a councillor since 2007.

Tributes have been paid to Western Isles councillor Kenny Murray who has died at the age of 64.

Mr Murray was elected to the council as a councillor for Sgir' An Taobh Siar agus Nis in 2007.

He was re-elected in 2012 and appointed to the role of chairman of the environment and protective services committee the same year.

The councillor had worked as director at the Shawbost Mill for 37 years.

He lived in Shawbost on the west side of Lewis.

Council convener Norman A Macdonald said: "Kenny was a good man and was a very active participant in all of the comhairle's processes.

"A keen sportsman, he also made a significant contribution through his involvement with Camanachd Leòdhais [shinty team] and the Lewis and Harris Sports Council over many years.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Annette, his extended family and friends".