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On November 23, as part of the Blas Festival, a concert was enjoyed by more than 50 people.

Plockton and District Horticultural and Arts and Crafts Society held a gingerbread house competition on December 4. It had many entrants.

Plockton Amateur Dramatic Society presented its play ‘Lockdown in Plockton’ on December 10. The one-act play by David Tristram was enjoyed by a full hall curtailed by social distancing.

Plockton High School held two socials in the hall on December 14 and December 21 which were enjoyed by the children and well organised by Margaret Ann Matheson.

The usual yoga, table tennis, playgroup, panto and drama were also held weekly.

The poppy collection for the Earl Haig Fund in Plockton and District, including Duirnish and Drumbuie, raised £1,613. The collection in Achmore and Stromeferry raised £168.10.

A coffee morning in Plockton Hotel on December 4 raised £290 for Plockton Drama Club funds.

Once again this year, 2 Frithard Road, Plockton, is attracting a lot of attention as Ewen and Sybil Cameron have decorated their house with a fantastic display of Christmas lights.

Plockton High School Music School moved online this year to stage its seasonal gig.  The annual Christmas concert was streamed live on Facebook and Youtube on December 11. This was the school’s first gig since the pandemic and it was enjoyed by many who all thought it was a great idea.

Sam Bilner, along with the Plockton Facebook page’s annual calendar of Plockton photographs, raised £900 for Kyle lifeboat.

Recent deaths in the district included: Mary Joan Sangster, Erbusaig; Bill Carruthers, Glenshiel; David Preston, Plockton, who died in Australia; Kathleen Sutherland, Stromeferry, and Catherine MacPhee, Kyleakin.

Morag Baird passed away in a nursing home in Glasgow at 93. Morag was born at 39 Harbour Street, Plockton, and was the village’s oldest resident.

Sympathy is expressed to sorrowing relatives.

The large palm tree in the Plockton Hotel garden was blown down during a gale on December 12.

Planted in the 1950s, the palm trees are a big attraction on Harbour Street.

Mr Tom Cload, who was the gardening expert at The Oban Times, came to live in Bank Street, Plockton, in the 1950s and brought the palm tree plants. Thirty years ago, Plockton Primary School pupils counted them. There were 52 in Plockton.

Photograph (NO_F53_PlocktonPalm): The large palm tree in the Plockton Hotel garden was blown down during a gale on December 12.