Tributes have been paid to a man with strong connections -and commitments - to Sleat and Raasay.

The latest edition of Am Bratech, Raasay’s community newspaper, has announced the recent death of 65 years old David Dickson.

Writing in the paper, Donnie Oliphant said: “We are very sad to learn that David Dickson, who divided his time between Sleat and Edinburgh, died in August after a short illness.

“It was David who worked for the community to prepare the first Local Development Plan for Raasay, in 2011. During that time he made many friends here, and grew to love Raasay. Later, he brought an international team of young volunteers back to the island to help RCA paint and decorate the Hall.

“In 2013 he was successful in getting funds for the South Sleat Community Moorings Association to develop the pier and moorings at Armadale. His wife Pat wrote to say that he very much enjoyed his time working here and that he valued the friendships he made on Raasay.

A celebration of the grandfather of two’s life was held at Warriston Crematorium, Lorimer Chapel.