Former provost Winifred Sloan dies aged 70

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Tributes are being paid to former South Ayrshire provost Winifred Sloan who passed away at home in the early hours of November 25 aged 70.

Winifred Sloan held different political offices at local and national level, before being elected to the Kyle and Carrick District Council in 1992.

South Ayrshire Council was established in 1996 with Councillor Sloan representing the Ayr East Ward.

In 2006, Councillor Sloan was elected Provost by fellow councillors which was a role she carried out until May 2012.

During her term of office, Winifred was the Council’s Veterans Champion and was heavily involved with the Armed Forces, being one of the founders of Veterans First Point Ayrshire. Even after she retired from Council, Winifred continued to be very active in the community, was Vice Dean of Ayr Guildry and was actively involved with Headway Ayrshire.

Councillor Bill McIntosh, Leader of South Ayrshire Council said: “We are all saddened to hear of Winifred’s passing, and our thoughts are with her family at this time. Winifred was a tireless advocate for the people of her ward and also an outstanding ambassador for South Ayrshire. She will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered.”