MAY WAS the driest month since October 2016 in Plockton with only 1.5 inches of rain and 19 dry days. The warmest day was a record high for May at 28.3°C and coolest was 5.1°C
The Lochalsh branch of Legion Scotland continues to raise funds by holding bingo sessions at Balmacara House and on Wednesday June 14 members raised £252.
Lochalsh Junior Pipe Band, recently crowned British champions in its category at Paisley, played at Plockton car park on Monday June 5 and Monday June 12. Many locals and visitors enjoyed the performances.
Plockton and District Community Council held a community consultation drop-in session on Monday June 12. More than 50 residents attended and gave their views on ‘Plockton-the road ahead’. Top of the agenda was more car parking spaces.
Plockton and District Horticultural, Arts and Crafts Society held its annual summer outing on Saturday June 10 when 30 members visited Dundonnell House and Durnamuch garden and nursery at Poolewe.
On Friday June 16, around 70 people enjoyed the Stenton Footlights performance of
The Derners by Mary Strathie, a comedy set in a Galashiels mill in 1953, in Plockton Hall.
The annual football match between Plockton and Kyle primary schools was held in June in Plockton. Kyle won 3-2 after extra time to take home the Mackenzie cup.
Over the last 17 years, Calum Mackenzie, who runs seal spotting trips from Plockton in his boat Sula Mhor, has given all the money raised to charity, donating £25,000 to Macmillan Cancer, Marie Curie, Highland Hospice, Skye and Lochalsh young carers and Kyleakin Connections. He is now nearing £ 50,000 total mark. Treasurer of Macmillan Cancer Marie Finlayson said the running total for Lochalsh, Kintail and Glenelg fundraising is more than £400,000 since 1984.
A memorial service was held in Plockton Hall on Saturday June 3 in memory of fisherman Bruce Fewell, who tragically drowned in April. More than 200 people packed the hall where Dave McGie and Bob Kennedy led tributes to Bruce.
Wreaths were cast into the sea from the pontoon.
A collection raised £1,026 which was given to the emergency services.