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New convener for Cairngorms National Park elected

Xander McDade was elected as convener of the Cairngorms National Park Authority in September
Xander McDade was elected as convener of the Cairngorms National Park Authority in September

A new convener for the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) has been elected.

Peter Argyle, Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside councillor, has been replaced by Xander McDade.

Mr McDade, 24, is a councillor for the Highland ward of Perth & Kinross Council.

He previously served as environment convener for four years on Pitlochry and Moulin Community Council, becoming the youngest ever community councillor in Perth andKinross.

Outgoing convener Peter Argyle said: “It has been both a privilege and a joy to have served as convener of the CNPA for the last three years.

“I am delighted to welcome Xander as my successor, he has a wealth of knowledge gained in his previous roles and I have no doubt the organisation will greatly benefit from his passion and energy going forward.”

Mr McDade added: “I am overjoyed to have been elected this morning, it is a tremendous honour. I am looking forward to working with my fellow board members and staff of the CNPA to continue to deliver the aims of national park and ensure that it is truly a place where people and nature can thrive.”

 

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