21st May 2018

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Plans for college merger pushed forward by education committee

• Councillors hear of plans for a full business case to be built up by October

• Officials have lately been busy whittling an initial nine options down to a preferred shortlist of two

• George Smith says it is ‘absolutely imperative’ members get behind the proposals

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New fenders installed at Sullom Voe Terminal

• A “major piece” of work completed on one of the four jetties at Sullom Voe Terminal.

• Jetty number two has seen new fenders installed to accommodate oil tankers.

• Four new rubber cone fenders, each weighing around 18 tonnes, have now been fitted.

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John Smith named as council’s new infrastructure director

• Council gives head of infrastructure job to John Smith

• The post has been vacant since former director Maggie Sandison took on the role of chief executive

• Mr Smith joined the council in 1994 as IT manager and has also worked in organisational development, performance management and change management roles

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Council finance manager moves on to face ‘new challenges’

• Jonathan Belford is leaving his job in the isles to face ‘new challenges’ south

• Mr Belford first took up his position at the council in 2014 initially as part of a partnership agreement with Aberdeen City Council

• He will head back to Aberdeen City Council to take on the role of chief finance officer

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