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Silver celebrations

A trio of anniversaries marked the first week in February in and around the Plockton area. Donald Macintosh, florist, Inverinate; Gilly Langton, jeweller, Plockton and the Plockton Inn all celebrated 25 years in business.

Charitable contribution

Plockton continues to raise money for local charities. Following Calum’s Seal Trips, Katie Davies’ charity shop and carol singers, now Mr and Mrs Ewen Cameron have donated £500 to crossroads. Money was raised in a collection box from people coming to see magnificent Christmas decorations on their house and in their garden.

Community Council

Plockton and District Community Council met in Plockton Hall on February 14.

Following the resignation of chairman David Mcghie the new chairman elected was Peter Mackenzie, who also agreed to be secretary.

James Krisp continues as vice-chairman.

Among the items discussed were the following.

1 Keep clear spaces on Harbour Street are to be replaced by yellow lines by Easter.  The keep clear signs were newly painted last year

2 Invitation to pay charging machines will be installed in the main car park soon

3  Housing near the shinty pitch. A feasibility study is to be carried out.

4 The community council will apply to the Highland Council’s discretionary budget for funds to clear the bank above the car park

5 Discharge of sewage at Rhu. The community council is to write to Scottish Environment Protection Agency and request it to take action.

6 The long overdue sign to stop campervans going along Harbour Street has still not appeared.

Next meeting is on March 14.

Musical interlude

On February 16 there was a good attendance at a concert in Plockton Hall when Paul Mackenna and his band was the attraction.

Deaths

The following were among recent deaths in the area with local connections: Donald Angus Macleoad (Kyle); George Mitchell (Kyle); Peggy Madden (Kyle); Olive Campbell (Dornie); John Mackenzie (Plockton); Chrissie Mackenzie (Plockton); Norrie Matheson (Conon).

Sympathy is expressed to sorrowing relatives.