Monday, February 16, 2015

Bruce Mackie

Bruce Mackie
I was greatly saddened to learn earlier today of the passing of Bruce Mackie, former City Councillor and Leader of the Conservative Group.

Bruce made a huge contribution to the civic life of our city over many years - representing Broughty Ferry from 1966 right through to his retiral from the council in 2007.   

He was respected by all as a hard-working councillor who always stood up for his beloved Broughty Ferry but above all Bruce was an approachable, cheerful colleague. 

In retirement, Bruce continued to keep a close interest in local issues and he called me as recently as a fortnight ago for a chat about the V&A project.   It was typical of Bruce that he didn't even mention his illness - his interest was always for the good of our city and its people.

Bruce will be really sadly missed - a lovely, friendly man who made a real contribution to Dundee over many years.   My thoughts are with Roberta and the family at this sad time.