Skye Camanachd is certain to be well represented at the funeral of a Portree grandmother with strong connections to the club.

Mary Gillies’ son John Angus Gillies is a former Skye Camanachd player and was part of the club’s 1990 Camanachd Cup winning squad. John Angus is also currently a Grade 1 referee, officiating each week at top games throughout the country.

His son, Mary’s grandson, John Gillies, broke into the Skye Camanachd first team at the start of last season and the Scotland U21 cap has been an ever-present since then.

The Club said: "The condolences from everyone at Skye Camanachd go out to John Angus, his sister Dolina and the extended family and there will be a minute’s silence ahead of both Skye Camanachd fixtures this coming weekend."

Mary Gillies’ funeral service takes place at the Free Church Continuing, Portree, Isle of Skye on Wednesday 19 April at 11am and onwards to Portree Cemetery thereafter.

Family flowers only and donations, if desired, can be made to Crossroads Care.