Plock­ton

The Oban Times - - Districts -

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.

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