We had some very sad news this week at the Council, with the passing of Councillor Sandy Stuart.
Many colleagues have been sharing memories of Cllr Stuart, from his work as a councillor and his passion for football as he was an ardent Tartan Army supporter.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this time, and on behalf of the Council, I send my condolences to them.
Cllr Stuart was first elected in 2012, and was a well-liked and respected councillor throughout the whole of the organisation.
He was esteemed by both officers and fellow councillors, was a highly regarded member in the Council Chamber, and was very passionate about health and social care.
Cllr Stuart was city-educated and loved the city he lived in. He was educated at Hilton Junior School, Hilton Secondary, and then Aberdeen College. After school, he worked in his parents’ Donview Bar in the Bridge of Don, then became a plumber, a sales representative, and was also a taxi driver.
As mentioned before, he was a huge football fan and proud member of the Tartan Army, and his love of football translated into helping the community by carrying out a lot of work helping youngsters’ football teams.
He will be sadly missed, and will be remembered by many people throughout the Council for his hard work and dedication to the city.