I am delighted to report that I have been nominated as the new Vice-Chair of the Highland Council’s Caithness Area Committee and part of this role will incorporate the reinstated Provost of Thurso position.
I am incredibly grateful that I have been given the opportunity to take up this exciting new role: one that combines support to the Committee Chair and civic duties for the Thurso and Northwest Caithness Ward.
Our new committee structure allows Councillors to pursue the issues that really matter to our community and recognises both burghs' unique civic traditions.
Although substantial engagement with Highland Council and our officers must now begin in earnest, we will not shy away from the extensive lobbying that must be done with partner bodies such as NHS Highland and both Scottish and UK governments.
I look forward to working closely with Councillor Sinclair and Provost Mackay to ensure that the Caithness Committee becomes a powerful and proactive voice for the people we represent and delivers real, tangible change.
Provost Struan Mackie Councillor for Thurso and Northwest Caithness