Cockburnspath Community Council sadly said goodbye to their chairman, John Hay last Wednesday evening.
John has tirelessly served the local community for 40 years as a member of the community council - many of those years as chairman.
Community council secretary Kate Tulloch said: “John will be sadly missed, but will continue to attend as many meetings as possible in an advisory capacity - his wealth of knowledge and experience will not therefore be lost, and the new chair (Pauline Hood) is very grateful to him for this.”
In a brief speech, John was sincerely thanked and referred to as the “elder statesman” of Cockburnspath.
John now intends to put his feet up and enjoy a well deserved rest!
Presentations were made to John and other members of the commubnityy council who are also retiring.
They are Marnie McGregor, Tom Dean and Clifford Bertram - all of whom were also thanked for their unstinting service amounting to many, many years”