>> Sunday, 16 September 2012
SNP councillors in Aberdeenshire were among those present at today’s civic reception to honour North-east Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
Today’s civic event was arranged after Shadow Leader of the Council Hamish Vernal approached Provost Jill Webster suggesting an event be held to recognise North-east athletes.
Among those present was Cllr David Aitchison, who represents Westhill, home town of medallist Tim Baillie who was one of the athletes honoured today. Commenting, Cllr Aitchison said:
“All of them made a tremendous contribution in their own way and have done Scotland proud."