On a post on social media that Tracey shared this morning she stated “With a heavy heart, following yesterday’s Full Council budget setting meeting, I have had to resign my role as Provost of Dumfries.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me in this position. It has been an absolute joy and privilege to be ambassador of my hometown.
I hope my time as Provost has helped to highlight the wonders and beauty that is Dumfries and encouraged more residents and visitors to love it as much as I do. I may not be Provost anymore but I will never stop championing all that is Dumfries.
Finally… to Dumfries, the town that raised me, thank you for all that you gave me – and you gave generously.”
Tributes to Mrs Little flooded in afterwards –
Anne McLauchlan commented on facebook – “So sorry to hear this Tracey you are an delight in your role and brought warmth and colour to the role. Inspiration to young women considering politics. Well done x”
Barry McIntyre commented on the post “Thank you for all that you have done as Provost! I am particularly grateful for the attention and care shown to Locharbriggs Primary school community, the school that raised you. You don’t need to be Provost to continue that positive relationship and we all wish you every success with future projects. Well done Provost Tracey Little”
John Caskie Stated ” Tracey, you’ve been a great supporter of Dumfries, and the many things I’m involved with too. You’ll be missed by us all, but I’m sure you have more to give.What ever your next chapter brings, I hope it’s with much success.I’ll miss your cheery smile, your enjoyable company, and your wise words, at the various events we attend. Continue being you, and being an ambassador for Dumfries, only without the title or the chain.”