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03-Dec-13, 22:28
John Green to be honoured at Groats next week
FORMER Highland councillor John Green will become the first person ever to receive the Freedom of John O'Groats, next week.
The rare honour is being bestowed on Mr Green in recognition of his tireless service of more than 30 years, on his community's behalf. He was nominated by local organisations and businesses. The freedom ceremony is scheduled to take place at the renovated John O' Groats hall next Tuesday night. (December 10)
Highland Council convener, Jimmy Gray, who belongs to Caithness and is expected to come north for the occasion said: "John has been a terrific public servant both in the his local community and the wider Highland area and he richly deserves this accolade."The last person to receive the county honour was Prince Charles, in 2008.