School memorial library set to be a fitting tribute to tireless councillor

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THE family of a much-missed councillor are set to fund a school library in his memory.

Relatives of Campsie and Kirkintilloch North councillor Charles Kennedy, who passed away last year at the age of 63, have donated £1,500 to St Machan’s Primary School, in Lennoxtown.

The money will be used to purchase books, with the school library renamed in honour of the campaigning former leader of Strathkelvin District Council.

East Dunbartonshire Council’s education committee last week green-lighted the plans and announced that a memorial plaque would be mounted on the wall of the library later this year.

Milton of Campsie Community Council also plan to create a memorial garden in honour of Councillor Kennedy - who chaired the community council, as well as being honorary secretary of Milton of Campsie Senior Citizens Association and founder of Craighead Youth Club.

Councillor Eric Gotts, the council’s convener of education, said: “This is a very generous donation of books for the library of St Machan’s Primary School from the family of the late Councillor Charles Kennedy.

“Given his own love of literature this is a fitting gift for the school and I am delighted that as a lasting memory the school library will be named after him.”

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