Donald was one of the new Councillors elected to Angus Council in 2007 and
is one of the four Councillors for the Arbroath East and Lunan Ward, which
stretches from the woods at Montreathmont in the north across to Lunan Bay
along the coast, as well as half of Arbroath itself.
He is keen on recycling and the environment and has been pressing the
Council in implementing new ways in which recyclable materials can be
collected. Having lived near a nuclear facility as a child he is against
nuclear power, especially given the waste issue and believes that Scotland
should be at the forefront of renewable energy instead, harnessing the
power of the seas around our coast, as well as offshore windfarms.
Mhairi is a native of Arbroath, having lived in the town for over 30 years. She has also been employed with Angus Council’s Education Department, Community Learning and Development Service for over 6 years, working in the Arbroath area.
Her role as Community Learning and Development Worker has seen her get involved with different community groups, organisations and individuals, providing them with support, training and guidance in order to enable them to work towards their goals. Mhairi finds this work very interesting and rewarding as it allows her to meet people from many different backgrounds and ethnicities, working with them to make a difference for themselves and the communities they live in. She is also a moderator for Youth Achievement Awards which provides young people with formal recognition for activities they are already involved in.