A well-respected South Uist woman and former councillor has died following an accident in Glasgow.
Tribute has been paid to Mairi Bremner, 74, who died in hospital at the weekend.
Mrs Bremner of Carnan, South Uist, suffered serious injuries following the incident earlier this month.
The retired teacher, who represented Iochdar ward for 24 years from 1979 until 2003, died on Sunday.
She was chairwoman of social work from 1986 until she stood down as a councillor. She also served as vice chairwoman of the policy and resources committee as well as many other prominent positions including chairwoman of HR and as a Western Isles Council representative on COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities).
Mrs Bremner leaves a husband of more than 50 years, Robert, and two sons. The retired primary school teacher and ran her own business with her husband for many years.
She was a representative on the Local Health Council and latterly on the Western Isles Health Board.
She was a passionate advocate for the Gaelic language and culture, serving for many years on Comunn na Gaidhlig and the European Bureau of Lesser Used Languages.
Convener of Western Isles Council Norman A Macdonald, said: “Mairi was a tremendous voice for her community, serving in distinguished roles on the council, most notably as chairwoman of social work. Mairi was a robust campaigner for her community and for the islands and she was full of compassion and concern for the most vulnerable in our community. She was also a leading figure locally and nationally in health and care issues.
“Our thoughts at this sad time are with Mairi’s husband of over 50 years, Robert, her family and her many friends.”
She was also a board member of Hebridean Housing Partnership, a not for profit housing association.
The council flags at offices in Balivanich and Stornoway were flying at half-mast yesterday.