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  • After more than 30 years’ service as secretary of the Royal British Legion Scotland branch in Plockton, Charlie MacRae ‘marched off the parade ground’ into a well-deserved retirement at the branch AGM last year.

As a tribute to his long service, a special presentation service was held at the local war memorial back in August which saw Mr MacRae receive a framed certificate from the Highlands and Islands area council of the RBLS, in recognition of his valuable and worthy service to the legion, as well as an inscribed quaich.

Mr MacRae first joined the branch in 1963, two years after leaving the army, when annual membership cost one shilling – it is now £15.

He then joined the committee in 1970, becoming secretary in 1987, which saw him travelling to Kyle for the meetings and he never missed one.

The presentations were made by branch president Andy Will and chairwoman Linda Raby.

  • Plockton and District Horticultural and Arts and Crafts Society held its annual show in August, when  a total of 419 entries made what many said was one of the best shows in recent years.

Suzanne Hazeldine, new owner of Duncraig Castle, who has moved to live here recently presented the cups and prizes. Star of the vegetable section was Julie Maclennan, who won all three vegetable trophies.

  • Communion was held in Kyle Free Church on Sunday September 8, when
    the visiting minister was Rev Alasdair Macaulay,of  Tain and Fearn FC.