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Bike SilhouetteWe’re putting final arrangements in place for the celebration of Ali’s life. It will take place at noon on 4th January at Clachan Church, Applecross. All are welcome, including children, if parents wish to bring them. Friends and family will be speaking and there will be lots of music. The wearing of woolly jumpers and/or kilts is encouraged but is not compulsory.
We are removing most of the chairs from the church, as we anticipate that there may be too many attending for everyone to get a seat. There are seats upstairs in the balcony, and there will be some chairs available downstairs for anyone not able to climb stairs, or if the balcony is full.
Parking at the church is limited, so we encourage those attending to walk, cycle or share cars if possible. There will also be a minibus service from the car park at the Applecross Inn.
Soup and sandwiches will be served at the Applecross Inn afterwards. Many thanks to Judith and her staff for their support.
Weighing prawnsWe have set up a Crowdfunding page for Ali https://www.crowdfunder. co.uk/manageprojects/core/in-celebration-of-alasdair-macleod/ so anyone who wishes to can make a donation in his memory.
There are still Applecrosslife calendars for 2018 (featuring Ali’s photos) available at the Applecross Inn; all profit from these goes to Applecross Community Company.

There will be a collection dish at the celebration for anyone attending in person who would like to contribute that way.
Creels at Sunset



Comments on: "The Celebration of Ali’s Life" (7)

  1. Don MacLeod said:

    Devastated to hear this news. Only met him a couple of times at the Inn.
    A great guy who left a lasting impression and, I’m sure, a lasting legacy.
    Sincere and heartfelt sympathies to his friends and family.

  2. Martin Watt said:

    Here in Applecross to honour, respect and remember Ali and offer love and support to his family and community. We all knew different sides of him and it has been lovely to hear the many different appreciations of my friend. I always told him he was a special and rare warm spiritual light in Applecross and Scotland and we shared many deep spiritual experiences on adventures in various parts of the world. He was always an authentic great ambassador for Scotland and particularly Applecross and I cannot picture this place without him. Though he died over 6 weeks ago the feeling of loss here is potent and today’s memorial gathering will be a very difficult farewell to a rare son of Scotland who did not get to share all the light he had to give and others must continue in his stead. This is far more words than Ali would want. Bye for now friend and spiritual brother, we will miss you greatly, please be at peace after a life well led. M.

  3. Hi Alison
    I can’t get on to the crowd funder site – it’s saying website not recognised by safari. Could you just check it when you get a chance?
    Joe and I were so glad we came over to the service today. Of course it was a sad occasion, but a true celebration of a life well lived. You must have been very proud of your boys in particular.
    I feel very fortunate to have met Ali and read his blog. He is the kind of Highlander we would all aspire to be, in harmony with the world and his place in it. A fine man indeed.

  4. …For some reason it worked OK from the wordpress link so disregard the above!

  5. thank you for so courageously and kindly keeping us informed. what a great man he was — i only know him from his blog, which i read regularly for several years. he reminded me of montaigne — serving his community, writing about what a man is and should be. it was montaigne who wrote the great riposte to self-absorption and death — let death find me cultivating my cabbages. i like to think mr. mccleod achieved this.
    with love and thanks from new mexico.

  6. I only learned of Ali’s passing today and would like to pass on my condolences to Ali’s family, friends and the folk of Applecross. We met Ali a couple of times in the Inn and were visitors to his blog although not recently. A true gentlemen whose life was lived in a fashion, that is a selfless example to all of us.

  7. kaltmamsell said:

    I still can’t believe that Ali is gone – have been reading his blog for years getting insights into the life and politics of his community, always inspiring. Thanks for sharing the information about his memory.
    All the best for Applecross
    from Munich, Germany

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