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.