Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



SNP Councillor for Forres, Aaron McLean, has announced that he is to stand again in May’s council elections. Cllr McLean lives with his fiance and daughter and the Pilmuir area of Forres has been a Forres councillor since 2012.

Cllr McLean said:

“It is a real privilege serving as a councillor in the community in which I have grown up, attended school and worked in and I am asking the people of the Forres area for their support once again.

“I have worked hard in the Council raising both individual concerns and the issues that affect Forres and its surrounding communities as a whole. I am particularly passionate about education and leisure and helped to introduce the popular ‘Fit Life’ leisure scheme.

“For many years now we have had a Tory/Independent Administration in place in Moray Council that lacks leadership and is failing to take big decisions on key issues, especially the Council’s finances.

“I believe we need a serious change of direction and that the SNP are the party to deliver that change of leadership and direction. That is why I am seeking the votes of the people of Forres to help make that change.”

Aaron McLean Biography:

Aaron Mclean has been the Forres councillor for the last 5 years but still works at Tesco as well and has done so for 20 years. He attended Applegrove and Forres Academy and lives in Pilmuir with his fiance and daughter Niamh with another child on the way later in the year.

He is a Trustee at Forres Golf Course and tries to play as much as he can and attends as many Forres Mechanics games as possible. He still sometimes turns out for the local cricket team to.

Aaron is currently the SNP's spokesperson for the Communities committee and has been heavily involved in the Leisure Review at the council. He helped introduce the Fit Life scheme to Moray which has been a resounding success in increasing revenue and participation at Council Leisure facilities.

With his daughter about to start school and another child on the way, Aaron is passionate about education priorities and leisure facilities and opportunities for young people.