>> 23 June 2015
Members of Aberdeenshire Council’s Buchan Area Committee observed a minute’s silence at the start of their meeting today for former committee member Jim Davidson, who died at the weekend.
The popular former SNP councillor served on Banff & Buchan District Council from 1988 and on Grampian Regional Council from 1990 until their replacement by Aberdeenshire Council, on which he served until retiring at the 2007 election.
Buchan Area Committee Chairman, Cllr Stuart Pratt said:
“Jim and his wife Jean spent a lot of time in the Far East doing work for the Salvation Army and until quite recently he continued as a preacher in various local churches filling in for Ministers when they were absent or on holiday. He will be a great loss to the community.”
Peterhead South & Cruden councillor Stephen Smith, who succeeded Jim as SNP candidate at the 2007 council elections said:
“Jim gave me a lot of good advice when I was elected in 2007 and is remembered fondly by his former constituents.”
Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson also paid tribute saying:
“He was a dedicated councillor and always a source of wise advice who will be sorely missed.”
Local MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford said: