Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, Councillor Robin Currie said:
“We are so shocked and extremely saddened to learn of the passing of our colleague Councillor John McAlpine.
John served the area as a councillor over a number of years. He wanted the best for Argyll and Bute and we will remember him fondly for his commitment to the area.
Our heartfelt condolences go to John’s family at this very sad time.”
Councillor McAlpine was first elected to represent Kintyre and the Islands on 1 May 2003 and continued to be an elected member until 2017, before being re-elected in May this year.