Service will honour MP
A SERVICE in memory of Highland politician, Charles Kennedy, will be held in Dingwall next week.
The former Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP will be remembered at St Clement’s church in the town on the evening of Monday August 24, led by Father Roddy Macaulay, parish priest at the late Mr Kennedy’s local church, St John the Evangelist in Caol.
Following his death on June 1, tributes flooded in for the long-serving MP from Fort William and have continued since, with the Highland Liberal Democrats arranging the latest event.
Willie Rennie, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, will give a tribute and music composed by Mr Kennedy’s late father, Ian Kennedy, will be performed by the Kiltearn Fiddlers.
Duncan Mackay, chairman of the Ross, Skye and Lochaber Liberal Democrats, said: ‘So many people all over the Highlands were proud to call Charles Kennedy a friend. I know the family has been overwhelmed by the extraordinary number of kind messages and fond memories they have received in the weeks following his sudden and very sad passing.
‘The service is an opportunity for all who knew him to remember Charles and celebrate the contribution he made to our communities. Anyone who would like to attend will be very welcome.’
A Highland memorial service is to be held for Charles Kennedy