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Tiree’s new police officer

Tiree’s resident population increased by two recently with the arrival of Stephen Tanner and his partner, Lorna MacArthur.

Stephen has been appointed Tiree’s resident police officer, a position which has been unfilled since the departure of Kevin at the end of last year.

Stephen has seventeen years service in the police force, both as a uniformed Officer in Paisley and more recently as a Surveillance Officer in the CID based at Pitt Street, Glasgow. He was born and brought up in Kilwinning, Ayrshire and moved to Renfrew when he joined the police in 1992.
He has moved here from Erskine, where for the last eleven years he and Lorna have been spending their time doing up their house.

The couple are no strangers to the island, having been here numerous times in the past for holidays and to visit members of Lorna’s family. One of the reasons they have moved here is because of the way of life on the Island and they are looking forward to the challenges that Island life brings and to joining in with the community.

Stephen enjoys walking and running and he and Lorna have two Jack Russell dogs which will get plenty of exercise in the coming months exploring the Island.

PC Tanner is keen to develop links with the public and aims to introduce himself to everyone over the next few weeks.

Helicopter Visit To Tiree By Strathclyde Police Force

police_visitAssistant Chief Constable John Neilson and Convener of Strathclyde Police Authority Paul Rooney helicoptered into Tiree to spend the day with P.C. Kevin Harrison.
The morning was spent visiting the Airport and the Radar station. The afternoon plan was to rove around the island.
An Tirisdeach caught up with them before they lunched at Elephant’s End with some of the island’s invited luncheon guests.
Mr. Neilson told An Tirisdeach “the purpose of the visit is to let the people of Tiree know that they have the full support of the Strathclyde force.”
The choice of helicopter was due to time limitations as well as accomodation issues. The Chief Inspector of Oban was also due to come over, but cancelled flights on Monday 22nd June meant she was unable to do so.
Mr. Neilson also stated that there is a training package in the pipeline for Tiree for Special Constables which would bring training to the island instead of islanders having to go to the mainland to pursue such a career.