In Appreciation

letter to the editor

As someone privileged to have been kindly invited to attend the recent celebration at An Talla of the legendary Tiree sea Captain, Donald MacKinnon of Heanish, I would like to thank all concerned, in particular Angus and Mary MacLean, whose untiring efforts and hard work made this memorable event possible, Lloyd and Robin Pitcher who travelled all the way from Australia and made a wonderful and informative presentation on the related families, Dr John Holliday, An Iodhlann and An Talla for their valuable support, and the 60 or so attendees on the night who came to pay homage to a famous son of their Island.

My wife and I – neither of whom have any connection with Captain Donald MacKinnon of the fast tea-clipper TAEPING – or Tiree, although both originally islanders ourselves, were captivated by your beautiful Island and the hospitality of its people – a big thank you everyone – moran taing!

Angus and Frances MacKinnon Troon, South Ayrshire and Eriskay, Western Isles

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