Memo­rial to girl killed when trapped by logs

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - LOCAL NEWS - BY RITA CAMP­BELL

The fam­ily of an eight-yearold girl who died when she was trapped by logs in an Ar­gyll for­est this sum­mer is in­stalling a bench in her mem­ory.

A spe­cial ded­i­ca­tion to Kayla Mac­Don­ald is be­ing made as what would have been her ninth birth­day ap­proaches.

The bench will be placed in­side Dun­staffnage Cas­tle near Kayla’s home in Dun­beg, where she lived with her mum Karina MacPher­son, dad Alas­tair (Et­tie) Mac­Don­ald and two younger broth­ers.

Fam­ily and friends will meet on Fri­day De­cem­ber 15 at 3.30pm in the cas­tle and there­after will go to Soroba House in Oban to think of Kayla in the lead up to her birth­day, De­cem­ber 20.

Jan­ice Ferguson, Kayla’s grand­mother, said: “Kayla would have been nine on De­cem­ber 20.

“This is a way to re­mem­ber her life.

“My mum, my daugh­ter and my sis­ter, the three fam­i­lies, all live straight across from the cas­tle.

“Kayla spent a lot of time over there from a young age play­ing.

“We thought it was the perfect spot to have a bench for peo­ple to go and sit and re­mem­ber her.”

The hor­rific ac­ci­dent took place on Beinn Lora at Ben­der­loch on July 23.

Kayla was out for a walk with her grand­fa­ther Ewen MacPher­son and his 12-year-old daugh­ter Caitlin at the time.

Caitlin was also in­jured.

Kayla Mac­Don­ald

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