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Long-serving Highland councillor John Ford dies

Highland councillor John Ford Image copyright Highland Council
Image caption John Ford was elected to Highland Council in 2003

Long-serving councillor John Ford has died, Highland Council has said.

Mr Ford, who was in his 80s, represented the Inverness ward of Culloden and Ardersier and was a member of the local authority's Labour group.

He had served as a councillor since being elected in May 2003.

Helen Carmichael, the provost of Inverness, said he had been "a very hard-working and conscientious councillor".

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