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Plockton Hall, Plockton paper shop and Plockton Free Church were pleased to receive hand sanitiser dispensers from Skye Community Response working with Kyle and Lochalsh Community Trust and Lochalsh Community Response.

They were fitted by Thomas Wilson of Isle of Skye Distillers. A total of 96 dispensers were fitted throughout Skye Raasay and Lochalsh.

Geoff Webster celebrated his 90th birthday on August 31.  Mr Webster has been a member of Plockton Hall committee for the past 52 years, 26 as chairman, and he still attends to the bins every week. He received a signed card and a gift from Plockton Hall.
Kate Havard has retired from running Plockton Post Office which was opened by Ralph Riach of ‘Hamish Macbeth’ fame in 1998. The good wishes of the community go to Kate on her retirement.

Robert and Meryl Kennedy, of 15 Harbour Street, celebrated 60 years of marriage on September 6. They received a telegram from the Queen. Both Robert and Meryl are both still active in the village.

The village of Plockton was saddened by the sudden death of Mrs Susan Mackenzie, Tigh An Turait, Plockton, on September 2.

Sympathy is expressed to her husband Donald and sons Ian in America, Gordon in Glasgow and daughter Jenny, also in America. The funeral was held at Inverness Crematorium on September 10, with the hearse having driven through the village in the morning when many villagers stood outside their houses.