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Diamond anniversary sparkles for Plockton couple

A couple from Plockton, Charlie G. Macrae and his wife Pat, marked a remarkable milestone as they celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary on March 28. Former residents of Plockton, the couple relocated to Inverness several years ago. The occasion was marked by greetings from the King and Queen, as well as the Provost of Inverness. As part of their jubilant festivities, they revisited Plockton, spending three days in the beloved locale.

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Their enduring love story began 61 years ago when Charlie met Pat during her participation in a course at Duncraig Castle.

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In other news from the scenic village, Calum Mackenzie initiated his renowned seal trips on March 30, a beloved tradition eagerly anticipated by locals and visitors alike.

Meanwhile, the annual service at the Plockton Open Air Church site took place on Easter Sunday, presided over by Rev. Gordon Matheson.

Celebrations continued with notable birthdays, as two residents, Jim Greer and Peter Davies, both turned 80 last week, adding to the tally of octogenarians in the village, which now stands at 15 males and 11 females.

Additionally, Ian James from Sabhal na Mara, Plockton, completed a half marathon in Inverness, raising an impressive £1,240 for the Highland Hospice.

The Plockton and District Horticultural and Arts and Crafts Society organized a thriving annual spring bulb and baking show in Plockton Hall on March 23, drawing a large crowd who delighted in the diverse exhibits.

Sadly, recent losses in the community include Ishmay Clark from Kyle, Robert Roscoe from Kyle who was 93, Miller Frondiguin, formerly of Kyle, Alastair Macrae from Ardelve, Donina Stewart from Balmacara who reached 100 years of age, John Taylor from Plockton, and Margaret Mackenzie from Plockton who was 96. Heartfelt sympathies are extended to the bereaved families.

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