Plockton and Lochalsh district news

A group of eight MG cars visited Plockton last month. NO F24 MG cars in Plockton
A group of eight MG cars visited Plockton last month. NO F24 MG cars in Plockton

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Plockton and District Community Trust recently held its first annual general meeting and elected trustees who will progress the work of the development group.

The following office-bearers were elected: chairperson Sandra Holmes; vice chairman Alaisdair Mackenzie; secretary David Skilling and treasurer John Maclean.

Committee: James Krisp; Mary Jane Campbell; Catherine Will; Alexander Mackenzie and Margaret Ann Matheson.

The main problem in Plockton is the lack of parking and showers. It is hoped the present car park can be extended and showers built.

The Plockton play park area group held its first annual genral meeting at the site on May 6 and the following office-bearers were elected: chairman Alex Glasgow; secretary Aileen McGhie and treasurer Joanna Maclean.

Plockton Small Boat Sailing Club which had its sailing races cancelled last year due to the pandemic, hopes to resume this year on June 12. Regatta fortnight will be held from July 26 to August 7. Commodore this year is Fiona Mackenzie and secretary is Neil MacRae.

Deaths in the last few weeks with Lochalsh, Glenshiel and Glenelg connections included: Jamie Fraser, Duncan Macrae and Adrian Mckinlay, all Kyle; Cathie Matheson, Balmacara; Yunnie Mackinnon, Glenshiel and Catherine Campbell and Christina Mackenzie, both Glenelg. Sympathy is expressed to relatives.

On May 21, a pleasant ceremony was held at Plockton car park. Dughall Leask from Aberdeen spent many holidays in Plockton with his wife Maureen.

Whilst in Plockton, Dughall was always carrying out jobs round the village, including cutting whins to clear the path to the war memorial and repairing benches.

Sadly, Dughall died two years ago but Maureen continued to visit Plockton and this year she presented a seat to the village which had been commissioned by their son Findlay.

The handover coincided with a visit to Plockton of eight MG sports cars, one of which formerly belonged to Dughall. It was a black 1954 model. Charlie M Macrae, a friend of Dughall and Maureen, accepted the seat on behalf of the village.

Maureen enjoyed a trip to Glenelg and over to Skye on the ferry in her late husband’s car.



A group of eight MG cars visited Plockton last month.

NO F24 MG cars in Plockton