The donation of around 250 FFP3 facemasks was made to the hospital as smelter workers have very little need for them in day-to-day work.
It is exactly 90 years to the day that the very first aluminium was cast at the Lochaber smelter on December 30, 1929.
With shock news the proposed alloy wheels plant earmarked for a site at the Lochaber smelter in Fort William could be in doubt, calls are growing for the transfer to community ownership of some of the 114,000 acres of the estate lands that went with the smelter takeover to be more of a priority.
Lochaber-based Jahama Highland Estates, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance, was honoured at last week’s Royal Highland Show for its extensive tree planting programme on lands surrounding the group’s aluminium smelter and hydro power station at Fort William.
It was the first village in the world to have every house connected to electricity – now over a century on, Kinlochleven has witnessed the switch on of a new multi-million pound hydro power scheme.
Bosses of the multinational giant behind plans for an aluminium car wheel factory in Fort William, say they see no major obstacles and no concerns to the plant being up and running by 2020.