Councillor Colville is new leader of area committee

Councillor Rory Colville.

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South Kintyre Councillor Rory Colville is the new leader of Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Islands Area Committee.

He replaces the council’s new leader, Kintyre and the Islands Councillor Robin Currie, as part of a raft of changes made by Argyll and Bute Council.

Councillor Colville also becomes chair of the Argyll and Bute Harbour Board, and a member of the environment, development and infrastructure committee.

As a result of his new posts, Councillor Colville will be replaced on the community services committee by Kintyre and the Islands Councillor Alastair Redman.

Councillor Currie has also been replaced on the planning, protective services and licensing committee, and on the Argyll and Bute Licensing Board, by Oban North and Lorn Councillor Kieron Green.

The new appointments were made by Argyll and Bute Council at its full meeting, held via Skype, on Thursday, October 22.

Some of those came as a result of the sad passing of Helensburgh and Lomond South Councillor Ellen Morton earlier in October.

As well as Councillor Colville replacing Councillor Morton on the environment, development and infrastructure committee, Oban South and the Isles Councillor Mary Jean Devon joins the policy and resources committee.

Lomond North Councillor Iain S Paterson, will take up the vacant position on the board of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority.

Another Lomond North Councillor, Barbara Morgan, is the new chair of Helensburgh and Lomond Area Committee, having previously been vice-chair, a post which is inherited by Helensburgh Central Councillor Graham Hardie.

Councillor Currie proposed most of the new appointments, which were seconded by his deputy, Helensburgh Central Councillor Gary Mulvaney, and unanimously agreed.

Councillor Paterson’s appointment to the National Park board was proposed by opposition leader, Mid-Argyll Councillor Sandy Taylor, at Councillor Currie’s invitation to him to choose. The council also agreed that appointment unanimously.