Thursday, November 19, 2009

River Community Council - Margaret Mackintosh bows out

Whatever complexion the new community council takes next month there will be one face sorely missed. Margaret Mackintosh is stepping down after 14 years on the council. Over that time she has been to the forefront of debate and many of the issues that the River Council has campaigned on. Only recently she was asking serious question of the planners at the Highland Wide Plan meeting at Nairn Community Centre. She told the Gurn that she thought it was time for someone younger to step forward. Her biggest concern on stepping down is what she sees as the gradual erosion of care services for the elderly in Nairn. Hopefully Margaret will still keep an interest in local affairs and still be prepared to put her views forward when she feels it necessary. The community needs her input and more from others like her. Well done Margaret, enjoy a rest but please still keep campaigning when you can.

Margaret campainging in February 2008. The Community council organised a March backed by around 200 people in an attempt to save the Harbour Street Post Office.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well said, Gurn!

Margaret's presence at local meetings will be much missed: a public-spirited lady who cares about Nairn, she always looked constructively at ideas for making things better for the town and its people.

Let us hope her successors will approach the challenges of the future with the imagination, energy and positive spirit she always showed.