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Plockton and district community council met in Plockton Hall on Monday September 11.
Among the items discussed were.
1, The junction at the railway bridge which is on going for many years regarding children’s safety.
3, Parking at Coral Beach
4, Traffic in the village
5, A new 20 mph sign is now in place in Duirinish
6, Roads to Coral Beach urgently needs repaired
Janitors house – Work is expected to begin by the end of the year.
Houses at the shinty pitch – This should be out for consultation by the start of 2024.
Fireworks and bonfire – This would be on Saturday November 4.
Car park meter – The CC has identified three projects for a share of the money raised by the meter and a reply is awaited.
Community Council Elections – Nominations must be received by October 3.
Dead Roedeer – Eight have been found in the village in the last few months.
Skips – Despite many requests for the annual provision of skips the community council has decided not to have any this year.
War Memorial – The crofters have promised that cows will not be allowed on this area in the future.
Next meeting – Monday October 9, which will be the last meeting of this council.
In other news Doug Yarrow, Bank Street, held the third annual leek competition, judging in his front garden on September 14.
Ten locals grew one leek and the winner was Martin Bliss, his leak weighed 2 lbs 6 oz.
Bob Kenned presented the cup.
The AGM of Plockton Drama Club was held in Plockton Hall on Thursday September 14. All officials were re-elected.
Margaret MacKenzie, Rhu Plockton, celebrated her 96th birthday in Acarsaid Nursing Home, Broadford, on September 9.
A record 21 swimmers took part in the annual swim from Kyleakin to Kyle on Saturday September 9.
Result: 1, Ben Giles (Achnandarach); 2, Cathy Kitson Jones (Dornie); 3, Robbie Cant. David Hay (Achnandarach) was sixth.
Photograph: Plockton leek growers from left: Bob Kennedy, Gary Phoenix, Brian Harvey, Andy Will, Jimmy Fergusson, Mick Gray, Alasdair Mackenzie and Doug Yarrow. Sadly Martin couldn’t make the prize giving. NO_F39_PlocktonLeekGrowers