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The friends of the Plockton playpark held their AGM at the playpark on the September 10. The treasurer submitted a satisfactory report and the following were elected: chairman, Alex Glasgow; secretary, Marlene Maclean and treasurer, Johanna Maclean. Committee members are Ann Margaret Pearson, Aileen Mcghie, Cat Camp and James Krisp.

Hand sanitiser has been installed at the park.  More bark will be in place by Easter, 2021.  The funds have benefited by a grant from the Kyle Co-op community fund, and also from donations from Plockton Harbour Association. A  sign has been ordered.

Plockton Drama Club held its AGM on September 19 with a Zoom meeting. Gill James, secretary for the past 22 years, retired and her replacement is Lizzie Baird from Achmore. However, Gill will continue to produce plays, although the future at the moment is uncertain.

Congratulations to 71-year-old retired school teacher, Peter Mackenna, Camus An Arbhair, Plockton, who has just completed climbing all 282 Munros.

His many friends in Plockton were sorry to hear of the death of Farquhar Matheson in Glasgow on September 10, at the age of 85.  Mr Matheson was a keen fan of Scottish dance music.  His passing was mentioned on Radio Scotland programme Take the Floor. Sympathy is expressed to his wife Maree, also a Plockton native and sons, Ross and Ian. Other recent deaths with local connections were Graham Waugh, Camuslinnie; Christina Anderson (Macgregor), Inverinate, and Billy Finlayson, Kyle. Sympathy is expressed to sorrowing relatives.

Plockton villagers were delighted to see the white ‘keep clear’ signs on Harbour Street getting repainted by Highland Council after a two-year campaign by the community council.