Ronnie Campbell, one of Lochaber’s best known characters, has diedi n Mosspark Care Home in Caol, Fort William. He was 90 last July and had been living with dementia for some time. “Ronnie the crofter” as he was known to many and as he identified himself on numerous occasions, was a singularly important figure in the preservation of the rich heritage and tradition of Bohuntin and Brae Roy where he was born and raised. From a remarkable family with connections across the world from Australia to Cape Breton, Ronnie captained Lochaber’s notable Sutherland Cup-winning team in 1965 and is the second member of that team to pass away in recent weeks, Colin MacFadyen having died recently.

Ronnie was one of a family of seven and marked himself out as a character of extraordinary personality and diligence in his various endeavours preserving the history of Lochaber and, in particular, in relation to his beloved Cille Choireil church.

A full tribute and details of the funeral arrangements will be published in due course.