One of the many homes created by A. Fraser Builders

Builder Iain Fraser's support for others over the years has brought official recognition.

For the Lochalsh based tradesman has found himself singled out by the Isle of Skye Rotary Club for his outstanding contribution to the local community.

During a special ceremony staged at Sleat's Duisdale Hotel, last night (January 24) Iain, who runs Inverinate based A Fraser Builders stepped forward to receive a special presentation of the Maurice Nicol Award to mark his achievement.

Highlighting just why they chose him the Club said: "Iain together with his wife Anne has over the last 34 years passed on his skills and craftsmanship to over 16 apprentices many who continue and work in the area.

"Even throughout the building recession Iain continued to employ local apprentices some who have gone on to run their own business.

"The award is presented each year to an individual or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the local community."

Maurice Nicol himself was a Yorkshireman who made Skye is adopted home, a carpenter by trade he was President of the then Portree and District Rotary Club 1990/91