Tribute to Dr Donald Taylor

Dr Donald Taylor was one of the early pioneers of the PST project.

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Everyone at Point and Sandwick Trust is deeply saddened at the recent passing of Dr Donald Taylor – one of the early supporters of the community wind farm project.

In a statement, Point and Sandwick Trust said: ‘Donald was one of the early pioneers supporting the PST project and one of the original board members from inception in 2005.

‘He remained a stalwart and enthusiastic supporter after retiring from the board three years ago, and was a frequent and welcome visitor to the office to have a coffee and catch up with our gossip.

‘He was also the founder, first chairman and mainstay of the Young at Heart club in Tiumpan, and was tireless in his work for the senior citizens of Point, latterly as a Befriending volunteer with Point and Sandwick Befrienders.

‘Donald had deep roots in Northend Shulishader, and he was the instigator and driving force behind the Shulishader Geodha project, keeping a critical and encouraging eye on progress, and very pleased when the project was completed a few weeks ago.

‘A lively and gregarious character, tremendously big-hearted and no-one who asked Donald for help or advice on any matter would go away empty handed.

‘Donald was held in high regard and cherished by everyone in our community and we will all miss him. Our deepest sympathy is with his family and friends at this time.’

Dr Taylor, a Glasgow University graduate, was a pharmacist with ICI before moving to Stornoway to work as a chemist and later establishing Back Pharmacy.