THE Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has paid tribute to Councillor Kenneth Murray who passed away aged 64 this morning.

Cllr Murray worked at the Shawbost Mill as Director for 37 years and was elected to the Comhairle as a Councillor for Sgir’ An Taobh Siar agus Nis in 2007 and was re-elected in 2012. 

He was also appointed to the role of Chairman of Environment and Protective Services Committee in 2012.

Convener Norman A Macdonald said: "Kenny was a good man and was a very active participant in all of the Comhairle’s processes. 

"A keen sportsman, he also made a significant contribution through his involvement with Camanachd Leòdhais and the Lewis and Harris Sports Council over many years. 

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Annette, his extended family and friends."