SCOTLAND’S longest serving councillor, Macduff’s Sydney Mair, has been recognised for nearly 50 years service by Aberdeenshire Council.
Mr Mair was first elected to Macduff Town Council in 1964, and over the next 48 years he witnessed two re-organisations of the council, being elected to Banff and Buchan District Council in 1977, following the town council’s amalgamation, before becoming an Aberdeenshire councillor in 1996 for 16 years.
He was recognised by the local authority at a special ceremony at Woodhill House.
“It has been an honour and a privilege to represent Macduff over the last 48 years,” he said.
“The only advice I would like to give new councillors is to observe the three Ls: Look, listen and learn.
“I would like to thank councillors and officers for the official reception I received at Woodhill House. What made it so special was that it came from my former colleagues.”
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