HAVING read Clydebank Post (January 13), 13/01/16 pots and kettles spring to mind.

The word 'opportunist' used to condemn Councillor Marie McNair was ill-chosen in view of the motion put by Councillor Kath Ryall to change the rules by which community councils have operated successfully since their inception in 1973. 

Their main purpose is to collect and put forward views, questions and complaints from the public to the proper authority, regardless of politics.

The rules regarding eligibility to serve as a community councillor are very clear, although the same trick was tried many years ago and was very firmly stamped upon then, as now.

Indeed, a neighbouring council has updated its rules to exclude members of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Rhona Young, Old Kilpatrick