An unspeakable tragedy
THERE was an overwhelming outpouring of grief following the tragic death of little Kayla MacDonald a few days ago.
Kayla, who was just eight years old and from Dunbeg, with strong family ties to Tiree, died after an accident near Benderloch.
This dreadful loss follows so soon after Eilidh MacLeod, the teenager from Barra, was killed in the Manchester arena bombing.
Our rural communities and the islands have been rocked to their core by these shattering events but there has been a tidal wave of sympathy and support from all over Argyll and Isles, as well as further afield.
People have been visibly shaken by Kayla’s death, and emotions have been left raw. One of the responses that resonated with me was how often people reacting on social media used the phrase ‘no words’. It was genuinely an unspeakable tragedy.
I cannot begin to imagine the pain that Kayla’s family are suffering but I offer my sincerest condolences.
One notable consequence was the decision to cancel this year’s Lorn Agricultural Show, which was to have taken place this Saturday, August 5.
The show was called off as a mark of respect to the MacDonald family following their grievous loss.
It was the correct decision.