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New Office-bearer For Gills Harbour Ltd

8th April 2018

Gills Harbour Ltd, the community body that owns and runs Gills Harbour on Caithness's North Coast, has a new office-bearer.

At its recent Annual General Meeting, Mr Mark Gibson of Northern View, John O'Groats KW1 4YS, was unanimously appointed as the body's Vice-Chairman.

He succeeds Mr Gordon Shearer, of Seater, Canisbay, who had indicated his wishes to stand down.

This ends a direct link with his family that extended for more than a Century. Gordon's grandfather, the late James Shearer, of Warse, Canisbay, chaired the 'original' Gills Bay Pier Committee in Edwardian times and oversaw the 150-yard-long pier's construction in 1905. Gills Harbour lies at the inward head of the Bay, on the shores of the Pentland Firth's Inner Sound.

Mr Gibson, a former senior civil servant, was also recently voted on to the Dunnet & Canisbay Community Council, as was his partner Ms Carole Whittaker.

Local Kirk minister the Rev. Lyall Rennie remains Gills Harbour Ltd's honorary secretary, with Harbour-master Mr Thomas Meikle, of Mey, as GHL treasurer and ex-Councillor Mr Bill Mowat, of John O'Groats, being appointed as its chairman for a further year.

 

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