Thursday, 19 December 2013

Remembering the MacLennans

After Trixie MacLennan died, her friends Rob and Joan Thompson arranged for a bench to be placed outside the house where the MacLennans used to live in Pier Road.  Sadly, that bench finally fell apart just in time for this year's Guy Fawkes bonfire, but....

....West Ardnamurchan Community Council arranged for the plaque to be moved to the bench which they provided at the viewpoint at the end of the Ormsaigbeg road.  The bench is in a very exposed position and has a nasty habit of being pushed over the edge of the slope both by the local sheep and by  the winter gales but, even at this time of year, it's a wonderful place.... sit for a few moments and watch the view, which includes the Raasay butting....

....and bouncing on her way across the Sound of Mull to Tobermory.

Many thanks to Tony Kidd for the pictures of the Raasay.


  1. In Devon, we have been experiencing violent storm force 11 with 70mm of the wet stuff. Fortunately, I can only imagine what sea travel would be like for your local traffic.

  2. I am glad to hear that a new spot has been found for the plaque commemorating Trixie and Peter MacLennan.
    Peter's father who, I think, was also called Peter came to Kilchoan as a gamekeeper for the Estate. By coincidence, he was from Raasay, the name of the ferry in today's photograph.
    Trixie was from Yeovil, Somerset. She and Peter met during the war and married after. Over the course of her long life she somehow managed to fit into Kilchoan.
    During the war, Peter fought his way up the Italian peninsula and, on reaching Rome, along with his brothers-in-arms, was received by the Pope, an unusual honour for someone whose family belonged to the Free Church.