Ser­vice will hon­our MP

The Oban Times - - News -

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

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