Chairman of Skye and Lochalsh sports council stands down

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The chairman of Skye and Lochalsh Sports Council, Charlie MacRae, stood down at the group’s annual general meeting.
The meeting was held in Broadford Hall on Monday April 24, with the usual attendance of 10.
In his opening remarks, Mr MacRae, who has been chairman for the past 18 years, told the meeting he was retiring from the council.
He joined the sports council at its inception 32 years ago and attended 127 meetings, missing only one because of snow.
He thanked the committee, especially secretary and treasurer Peter Gordon.
Also discussed at the meeting was the difficulty the sports council faced in maintaining how much they give to sports clubs in the area, as the Highland Council continues to cut its funding.
In the past year, 22 clubs joined the sports council covering 12 sports and grants totalling £4,648 were given to clubs. No sports club was refused a grant in the past year.
Funding proposed for 2018/19 of £2,380 was not guaranteed.
A new chairman could not be found at the meeting but a committee of 12 was elected with the hope of a new chairman being appointed at the next meeting in Kyleakin Hall on July 10.
Peter Gordon was re-elected as secretary/treasurer.