THE NEW Lord Provost of Aberdeen City Council, George Adam, has a strong Montrose connection.
His mother, Helen, and late father, also George, moved to the town 30-odd years ago. Provost Adam is a frequent visitor to see his mum.
Mrs Adam told the Review that the family was at Fithie Farm where her husband was stockman until he was made redundant.
However, after the move to Montrose, Mr Adam, snr., became hall-keeper at the Town Hall, a post he held for a good number of years.
Young George was educated at Farnell School and then Brechin High. He took a course at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, and graduated as a graphic designer.
His ambition was to have his own business in Aberdeen and he realised this with ‘The Presentation Business’.
He has always had an interest in politics, and is serving his fourth term as an Aberdeen Councillor. He had a brief spell as a member of the former Labour administration, but was unanimously elected Lord Provost.