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Shock resignation of Provost of Dornoch

By Caroline McMorran

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The long-standing leader of a Sutherland community council has resigned, just months after she was re-elected to the body.

Yvonne Ross, chairwoman of Dornoch Area Community Council, today confirmed to the Northern Times that she had stood down from the organisation, which held its May meeting online last night.

Yvonne Ross declined to give the reasons for her resignation.
Yvonne Ross declined to give the reasons for her resignation.

Mrs Ross declined to give the reasons for the shock move.

It means she has also given up the position of Provost of Dornoch, which goes with the chairmanship of the community council.

Mrs Ross’s connection with the community council goes back years.

She was chairwoman and provost in 2010 when, wearing the provost’s civic regalia - a valuable, solid gold chain - she officially met then First Minister Alex Salmond during his visit to the town.

The process to re-form community councils throughout the Highland Council area was held only eight months ago with enough nominations received to hold an election to the nine places on the Dornoch body.

Mrs Ross was re-elected with 646 votes, the third highest out of all 10 nominees.

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