New re-elected Dounreay Stakeholder Group (DSG) chairman Struan Mackie has acknowledged his predecessor Bob Earnshaw’s service to the corps.
Mr. Earnshaw, who was most recently an honorary member, has now resigned.
Speaking at DSG’s Annual General Meeting in Thurso on Wednesday evening, Mr Mackie said: “I would like to express our thanks to Bob for his commitment to DSG as an honorary member and past president.
“His contribution over the years to DSG and the wider community has been appreciated and he will be missed.”
Giving his annual report, Mr Mackie said DSG’s work continued to be affected by Covid restrictions, with almost all meetings held online.
But he added: “Despite the restrictions, we have continued to operate as well as possible and over the last calendar year we have arguably had more DSG activity than in any other I can remember.”
Covid was largely responsible for a projected underspend of £12,000 in DSG’s annual budget of £30,000.
Mr. Mackie was re-elected unopposed, as was Vice-President Davie Alexander.
Mr Alexander was also re-elected as Chair of the Socio-Economic Group, while Gillian Coghill continues to Chair the Site Restoration Sub-Group.