I was greatly saddened to learn earlier today of the passing of Bruce Mackie, former City Councillor and Leader of the Conservative Group.
Bruce made a huge contribution to the civic life of our city over many years – representing Broughty Ferry from 1966 right through to his retiral from the council in 2007.
He was respected by all as a hard-working councillor who always stood up for his beloved Broughty Ferry but above all Bruce was an approachable, cheerful colleague.
In retirement, Bruce continued to keep a close interest in local issues and he called me as recently as a fortnight ago for a chat about the V&A project. It was typical of Bruce that he didn’t even mention his illness – his interest was always for the good of our city and its people.
Bruce will be really sadly missed – a lovely, friendly man who made a real contribution to Dundee over many years. My thoughts are with Roberta and the family at this sad time.