Skye Camanachd have cancelled their fixtures this week-end as a mark of respect to a departed old friend.
The club have sadly announced the passing of Portree man Mr Tommy Wilson who for many years in his occupation as a bus driver was responsible for the safety of players as they travelled to and from fixtures
Mr Wilson passed away earlier this week and the club said: “Tommy Wilson had not kept the best of health in recent years and before he retired he was a bus driver based in Portree. This occupation would see him take Skye teams on away trips on occasion.
“His son Thomas Wilson is a current player with the Skye Camanachd second team whilst his other son, Alister was a youth player with the Islanders. Tommy Wilson’s widow Chirsty Mairi Wilson is a regular fund raiser for Skye Camanachd.”
“Tommy Wilson’s funeral will take place at the Church of Scotland, Portree on Saturday 3 September 2016 and thereafter to Portree Cemetery for the internment. A number of Skye Camanachd players and officials will be in attendance.
“There will be soup and sandwiches in the Skye Camanachd Clubhouse afterwards and both Skye Camanachd fixtures this weekend have been postponed as a mark of respect.