I was very sad to learn of the death of long time SNP member and activist, Andrew Currie on Hogmanay. Andy was a huge figure in the SNP and Scottish politics and he was the father of my office manager and good friend, Kirsteen.
Rob Gibson said -
"Andrew Currie was a major force in the SNP both locally and nationally for decades. His work in organisation within the party helped form the modern structured approach which has given campaigns to this day a purpose and format to garner voter information and address the needs of people at every level of government. He stood in various national and local elections and acted as election agent and organiser particularly in Easter Ross where he settled when working in recruitment for Nigg and the Aluminium Smelter at Invergordon.
"His trenchant critiques of HIDB proposals and the need for local decisions fit for this part of Scotland set him out for many years for his wise counsel. Inevitably many parts of his work will come under discussion following his passing on Hogmanay. To those of us who worked with him and were friends for decades he will be sorely missed but none are so deeply affected as his daughter Kirsteen, the Cromarty Firth Branch organiser, and her brothers George and Tom. Our thoughts are with them in their hour of loss!"
He will indeed be sadly missed.