Christmas cheer and meetings by Zoom

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On the evening of December 23, seven carol singers went round the village and raised more than £300 for Skye and Lochalsh food bank.

The next day, a tractor with lights and decorations drove through the village with none other than Santa Claus on the trailer, which was enjoyed by the children watching.

The Lochalsh branch of the British Legion Scotland distributed 20 food parcels in the locality at Christmas.

Despite no door-to-door collections this year, Plockton and Duirinish still raised £1,007.30 for the Earl Haig Poppy fund.  Kyle raised £825.54.

Plockton Harbour committee held its AGM by Zoom on December 19. Thirty-one members joined the meeting, many more than a normal AGM.

The treasurer’s report and reports on diving operations, mooring inspections and pontoon works were submitted.

The existing nine directors were re-elected and two new ones added, Alexander Mackenzie and David McGhie.

Income was well down due to the lack of yachts in the summer but the association made a donation to the children’s playpark.

Plockton and District Horticultural and Arts and Crafts Society held its AGM with a zoom meeting on November 23. All 11 committee members were re-elected.

Plockton and District Community Council met via Zoom on December 14.

Among the items discussed were the state of the roads, especially Strathy. The community council hopes to organise a clean up with skips, as there were no skips in 2020.

The community council was backed by local fishermen in objecting to plans for further usage of Kishorn, to the detriment of the area’s fishermen.

Electric fencing is still in place despite crofters stating it would be removed in November. The next meeting is on February 8.

Recent deaths with a local connection to Lochalsh and Glenshiel have been Kelvyn Inch, Margaret Robertson, Brenda Hamilton and Ann Lamont.