News from Plockton and district

A user friendly parking meter has been installed in the car park.

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Among the items discussed at the March meeting of Plockton and District Community Council were:

Duncan Gass, Duncraig Castle, was co-opted onto the council in place of Dave Mcghie, who resigned for health reasons.

Numerous road matters were discussed, including a sign to stop campervans going along harbour street.

Highland Council promised all matters would be dealt with by Easter.

Plockton’s first user-friendly parking meter has been installed in the car park.  Councillor Biz Campbell said 50 per cent of money from parking charges is put back into the community.

Martin Bliss was appointed an associate member of the community council, representing local fisherman.

Plockton Primary School held a sponsored silence in aid of the Ukraine appeal and raised £2,740 – an amazing sum for a small school.

Congratulations to Max and Jessie Woolard, who live in Australia. The happy couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary on March 30. Jessie was born in Plockton.

Plockton villagers were sorry to hear of the death of Ralph Riach, better known as TV John of Hamish Macbeth fame. He was popular in Plockton and came back in August 1999 to re-open Plockton Post Office.

Joan MacLennan, Plockton, Donald MacVicar, Inverinate, and Christine Sutherland who has a holiday house in Badicaul also died recently. Sympathy is expressed to all their families.

Plockton Primary School has been working on a project with Ashley Mackenzie-White from the National Library of Scotland. They created an album of their own photographs and stories which will become part of the national library’s collections.

The first craft fair of the season was held in Plockton Hall on April 8 and 9 April. The next one is on May 6 and 7.