The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A HAL­LOWE’EN party was brought back from the brink thanks to com­mu­nity sup­port.

Glen­coe Her­itage Trust (GHT) was asked to start or­gan­is­ing par­ties in 2002. Un­der the watch­ful eyes of the late Lucy McColl and her sis­ter, the late Cathy McColl, and friends, the events proved pop­u­lar with some at­tract­ing as many as 100 chil­dren from nearby vil­lages. This year how­ever, the cel­e­bra­tion was in jeop­ardy be­cause of a dou­ble book­ing.

Ros­alin MacDon­ald, trust sec­re­tary, ex­plained: ‘As GHT wished to give some­thing back to the com­mu­nity which sup­ported them, we agreed, al­though it was new ter­ri­tory for us.

‘ With the help of San­dra MacMil­lan, Bal­lachul­ish, we be­gan an an­nual event in Glen­coe vil­lage hall which con­tin­ued un­til this year when we tried to book the hall but were in­formed it was al­ready booked. We quickly con­tacted Bal­lachul­ish Hall Com­mit­tee who kindly of­fered their hall for the event.

‘Mums and dads from Glen­coe and Bal­lachul­ish dec­o­rated the hall and or­gan­ised mu­sic.’

Sixty-five chil­dren at­tended the party, now in its 14th year, and a raf­fle raised £150 which will go to­wards next year’s event.

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