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An EGM of Plockton Hall was held in Plockton Hall on May 10 after the AGM the previous week decided some younger members were needed for the committee.

A total of 16 people attended, five new people were elected to the committee and the following were elected:

Chairman, Jimmy Ferguson; vice-chairperson, Jane MacKenzie; secretary, Jill Charnley; treasurer, Gill Bennett; auditor, Bob Anderson.

Committee: Mick Coe, Alasdair MacKenzie, Ewen Cameron, Kenny Gollan, Charlie M. MacRae, Ian James. Mairi McGhie, Shiela Harvey, Lucy Downie, Alex Hendry and Shona Jones.

Geoff Webster, aged 91, stood down from the committee after 54 years, while Charlie M. MacRae stood down as secretary after 60 years but remained on the committee.

Kenny Gollan stood down as chairman after 17 years but he also remained on the committee. Johnnie Nicolson stood down as vice-chairman after 17 years, while Gill James stood down from the committee after 27 years. Fiona Williams stood down from the committee after 16 years.

New members on the committee are Shiela, Lucy, Alex, Shona and Ian.

The committee is to appoint a part-time hallkeeper and will review the rates due to the increase in electricity, at the first committee meeting on May 24.

The secretary Charlie M. MacRae thanked all who had helped him over the 60 years and was delighted Jill Charnley agreed to be the new secretary.

The chairman thanked Charlie for all his long service and also all who had retired from the committee, especially Geoff Webster who had served for 54 years.