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Tributes paid to former Highland councillor for Inverness

By Andrew Dixon

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Councillor Jim Crawford.
Councillor Jim Crawford.

Former Inverness councillor Jim Crawford has died.

The businessman, who was a chiropodist in Stephen's Brae, died suddenly at his home at the weekend.

He was elected as a Highland councillor for the Inverness South ward in 2007 and 2012, serving as an independent councillor and then non-aligned councillor.

Inverness Provost Helen Carmichael said: “The sudden passing of our former colleague Jim Crawford has brought immense sadness to councillors and staff who served with him.

"On behalf of Inverness city councillors we extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends. On a personal note I was immensely privileged, when in 2015 Jim helped make history and seconded the nomination by Councillor Margaret Davidson to elect me as the first female Provost of Inverness. I am forever grateful to Jim for his support shown to me.”

Council convener Bill Lobban said: “I was truly saddened to hear that Jim had passed away as I have such fond memories of him in his last term in the council, especially his involvement with planning.

"He was a man who always stood up for his community without hogging the limelight and I feel sure he will be sorely missed not just by his family and friends, to whom I extend my deepest sympathy, but also the wider community as they have lost a stalwart supporter.”

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