Councillor to stand for third term

Councillor Mark Salmond, who is seeking re-election on May 3.'Contributed photo
Councillor Mark Salmond, who is seeking re-election on May 3.'Contributed photo

Montrose independent councillor Mark Salmond has announced he is standing for re-election at the Angus Council election on May 3.

Mr Salmond was first elected to the council in 2003 to represent the Montrose Ferryden Ward and at the 2007 elections he was one of four councillors elected to represent the newly-created Montrose and District ward. He is married to Shona and has three school-age children.

Mr Salmond said: “Local Government should be about councillors who put their town and its residents first and foremost. I have an excellent track record of delivering for Montrose and ensuring that Montrose’s issues are a top priority within Angus Council.

“I worked to deliver the £9 million needed to build Montrose’s new swimming pool and I have secured nearly £4 million of new investment on the A92 Montrose to Arbroath at Big Tree Bends and removing three dangerous bends on the A935 Montrose to Brechin Road. I also initiated the Town Centre Regeneration Project which will see £50,000 of improvements invested in Montrose High Street.

“If re-elected I will continue to be a strong independent voice on all issues affecting Montrose and District and use my common sense and judgement to ensure Angus Council Tax payers’ money is spent wisely and sensibly on projects that are important to the Montrose public.”