Glencoe

The Oban Times - - Districts -

GLENCOE Her­itage Trust has re­ceived a gen­er­ous do­na­tion of £2,300 from Colin and Norma MacInnes of the Clan MacInnes Aso­ci­a­tion UK/Aus­tralia.

Thanks to the late Don­ald MacInnes, who lived in Cum­ber­nauld, Clan MacInnes has sup­ported the trust since it was formed. When Don­ald passed away, Colin and Norma took up the reins and have been stal­wart sup­port­ers ever since. When the last re­main­ing lands of Lord Strath­cona’s Glencoe Es­tate came up for sale in 2002, a com­mu­nity bid was un­suc­cess­ful and it looked as though the his­toric lands would be lost from the com­mu­nity.

But res­i­dent Alis­tair Mac­Don­ald, a de­scen­dant of the Mac­Don­alds of Glencoe, se­cure loans to raise the £105,000 ask­ing price and Glencoe Her­itage Trust was formed.

Colin McInnes hands Ros­alin Mac­Don­ald the cheque.

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