New depute Provost appointed for Fife

Councillor Ian Chisholm
Councillor Ian Chisholm

A NEW Depute Provost has been appointed for the Kingdom of Fife.

Councillor Ian Chisholm was appointed to the role at the meeting of Fife Council on Thursday June 30.

Depute Provost Chisholm succeeds Councillor Lizz Mogg who decided to step down from her civic role to concentrate on her constituency work.

Provost of Fife Councillor Frances Melville praised the work Cllr Mogg had carried out during her time as Depute Provost and presented her with a bouquet of flowers at the council meeting on behalf of Cllr Mogg’s colleagues in the SNP group.

She said: “On behalf of everyone at Fife Council I’d like to thank Councillor Lizz Mogg very much for the way she has carried out her duties and supported me in my role as Provost.”

Councillor Mogg added: “It has been a real honour and a privilege to serve as Depute Provost. The role has given me the opportunity to meet some wonderful people and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me and made me feel so welcome.

“I’d also like to thank the Provost for the help and advice she has given me and for her lovely and thoughtful gift of the picture of Crail harbour which means so much to me, especially since it shows my great grandmother’s house.”

Depute Provost, Cllr Ian Chisholm, said he was looking forward to beginning his new role.

He added: “I’m delighted to have been nominated to take on this civic role and am honoured to represent Fife Council in this way.”

Cllr Chisholm is one of the ward councillors in Ward 9: Lochgelly & Cardenden.

He is a member of the council’s Planning Committee, Environment Enterprise and Transport Committee and Social Work and Health Committee.

As well as being on the board of FETA and SEStran he is also representative to NSC Education and Innovation Group and was a founder member of the Fife Book Fair as part of Celebrating Fife 2010.

He is 66 years of age and retired from running his own Marine Electronics company five years ago.

He is married to Diana and is step dad to Lorna, Kirsty and Keith. 

After education in the Borders at Hawick High School and Leith Nautical College, Ian spent time at sea as an officer in the Merchant Navy and worked abroad for international companies before setting up on his own in Dundee in 1974. 

Cllr Chisholm lived in Kincardine for five years before settling in Kirkcaldy.  He has a passion for hill walking and has bagged 200 Munros.