Family Notices



Tragically on 28th May 2020, the loss of an innocent life, Dwayne Roddy MacLeay, aged 28 years. Much loved son of Julia MacLeay, Inverness and David MacLeay, Oban, precious brother of Claire, Lucy and Archi, loving uncle of Anthony and Nova, beloved grandson of Elsie MacLeay, Dornie.

Family funeral service on Friday 10th July at 11.00 a.m. in the Funeral Home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness, thereafter to Kirkton Burial Ground, Lochalsh for 2.00 p.m.

A live link is available on request from the funeral directors, Tel: 01463 243232. Arrangements by William T Fraser and Son, and D. N. Munro, Glenshiel, Tel: 07799217120.

MacDougall Allan William
(Clermiston, Edinburgh/Colbost, Skye)

It is with great sadness that Allan passed away peacefully at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on April 16th 2020.

Allan, the beloved husband of the late Margaret, brother of Andrew and Uncle of Colin and Kenneth.

The family regrets that the funeral will have to be private due to current restrictions.

A memorial will be held at a later date.


Ina (Alexanderina) McCoard née Ferguson, of Glasgow and North Uist.

Ina sadly passed away at home on 23rd April in her 91st year. She was the wife of the late Gordon, mother to Christine, granny to Andy and Ian, great-granny to Lauren, Freya and Isla and sister of Archie and Neil.

Ina was a past Secretary of the Uist and Barra Association and served on the committee of An Comunn Gàidhealach for many years.

A memorial service will be held on North Uist at a later date.


Ruth Duncan Maclean/Black née Macmillan. 02/02/1923 – 24/04/2020

Peacefully on April 24th in her 98th year, Ruth, beloved wife of the late Calum Maclean [Calum a’ Chìobair] Varcasaig, and the late Keith Black, Edinburgh.

Loving mother of Kirsteen, Elspeth, Fiona and Angela. Granny to 11, great-grandmother of 15, and friend to many.

Ruth was the last surviving family member of the Rev Angus and Kate Macmillan, Lemreway Isle of Lewis, Argyll and Edinburgh.

Private funeral on Wednesday 6th May 2020. A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at a later date.