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5 April 07
Convener Welcomes Executive’s Flooding Grant Aid
The Convener of The Highland Council Councillor Alison Magee has warmly welcomed confirmation from the Scottish Executive that it is to award the Council a grant of £4 million towards the cost of repairs caused by the storms in October 2006. The Executive has also said it will further consider what funding might be available in the current financial year for the balance of the damage costs, estimated by the Council to be £6.31 million. The news was revealed by the Convener at the last full council meeting before the 3 May elections. She read from a letter written by Transport Minister Tavish Scott.

5 April 07
The Highland Council Appoints New Chief Executive
The Highland Council has appointed a new Chief Executive. He is Alistair Dodds, the Council’s Depute Chief Executive. Mr Dodds will take over his new post when Arthur McCourt, Chief Executive, retires in July after 12 years at the helm. From Kelso, Mr Dodds moved to the Highlands in 1991 as Depute Director of Manpower Services with Highland Regional Council. In 1995, he was appointed Director of Personnel with the Regional Council.

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