Veterans of many of the larger planning meetings in Nairn (and the death-by PowerPoint events) of the past few years will recognise Malcom MacLeod's picture. His years of toil and the occasional ear-bashing by extremely discontented Nairnites have paid off with a move upstairs. The Highland Council site states:
"The Highland Council has appointed a new Head of Planning and Building Standards.
He is Malcolm MacLeod, the Council's Development Plans Manager.
Malcolm succeeds Richard Hartland, who has taken up a senior post with Moray Council.
Originally from the Western Isles, Malcolm joined the Council in 1998 from Ayrshire and has worked on a wide range of planning projects right across the Highlands since then.
He said: "I am delighted to have been appointed in this challenging role at an exciting time for the Highlands. I look forward to leading the Planning & Building Standards team to deliver high quality developments in the right places while improving our performance and customer service."