Commenting on the news that Alistair Buchan has retired as Orkney Islands Council Chief Executive after 22 years in the role, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur said:
“Alistair Buchan can be justifiably proud of the contribution he has made over many years of public service. He has been a fierce and passionate advocate for our islands, though someone who has always been willing to work collaboratively with others to get things done.
“On a personal level, I am enormously grateful to Alistair for all his help, advice and guidance to me in my role as Orkney’s MSP. Being able to call on his experience was often invaluable and always appreciated.
“I wish Alistair, Lorraine and the family well for the future and look forward to continuing a friendship that I have valued greatly over the years”.