Com­mu­nity pulls to­gether to help griev­ing fam­ily of Kayla

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sup­port her fam­ily through this dif­fi­cult time.

Kayla lived in Dun­beg with her mum Ka­rina MacPher­son and her dad Alas­tair (Et­tie) MacDonald and two younger brothers.

A memo­rial ser­vice will take place for Kayla at Oban Par­ish Church on Tues­day at 1pm.

The Just­Giv­ing page was set up by Lachie Brown, Mr MacDonald’s cousin.

Mr Brown said: “The pur­pose of this is to try and get them through th­ese next few months. Nei­ther of them will be work­ing.

“I have only spo­ken to Et­tie a cou­ple of times since Sun­day, clearly he is very dis­tressed. Et­tie is a re­mark­able char­ac­ter. The re­silience that both he and Ka­rina have shown in the last cou­ple of days in pulling the fam­ily to­gether and mak­ing ar­range­ments for Kayla’s memo­rial next week is just ex­tra­or­di­nary.

“I am not sure I would have been able to do that.

“The fam­ily is very proud of the re­silience Et­tie has shown in pulling ev­ery­body to­gether. He is clearly still shocked and dev­as­tated.”

He added: “I had a lot of con­tact from peo­ple look­ing to send flow­ers and to do some­thing.

“I de­cided to put this page up so that peo­ple could show their sup­port.

“I only thought about this yes­ter­day. I put it on on Thur­day at 8pm and I’m as­ton­ished at the sheer gen­eros­ity of peo­ple from Tiree, Oban and all around.

“It is truly as­ton­ish­ing, just hum­bling.”

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