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Veteran Moray councillor Joe Mackay, 86, dies

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Image caption Joe Mackay was elected in 2004

Tributes have been paid after the death of a veteran Moray councillor at the age of 86.

Independent Buckie councillor Joe Mackay was admitted to hospital at the weekend after falling from his mobility scooter, and died on Monday.

The retired fishing skipper was elected in 2004, and was re-elected in 2007 and again in 2012.

Political group leaders on the council praised his contribution to the local authority.

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