They are nearly there. Skye's famous ferry,Glenachulish, is just a few hundrd pounds short of its £5,000 target figure.
At the start of the week Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company launched an appeal to raise the money to help pay for a new wheelhose for the boat, now hailed as the last manually operated turntable ferry in the world.
And, today (Mar 03) the company announced that they have had a massiv e £4,700 donated so far.
The community company commented: "A remarkable total from you extraordinarily generous and supportive folks.
"We know we have the best ferry in the land - now we know we have the best fans too.
"Glenahulish is the very last of her kind in the whole, wide world - she is certainly worth supporting. If you know of someone who hasn't yet donated, give them a gentle nudge today. They'll be glad you did."