Two community stalwarts who died in tragic conditions are to be honoured at a tribute
event this weekend.
Donald and Maureen Macmillan were found dead outdoors in freezing temperatures in
Community to remember tragic couple
19 Sept 2017
The married couple - who operated the local post office - were discovered near each
other outside their home in Gravir.
They had no children and devoted much of their time to helping good causes in the
The pair were active in the Pairc Historical Society where Maureen was treasurer.
They were involved with the Ravenspoint Centre in Kershader and were at the forefront
of fund raising for many local groups.
Mrs Macmillan, 67, also managed the mailing for the local magazine, Tional.
A spokesperson for Comunn Eachdraidh na Pairc said: “The community wishes to honour
their friendship and contributions over so many years.”
The event will be held at Ravenspoint at 4pm on Saturday.
Two benches inscribed to their memory will be placed permanently outside the Ravenspoint
café with a spectacular view across Loch Erisort.
A booklet on the history of the Gob na Milaid navigational light on the Minch coast
of the district - which the couple were researching at the time – will also be launched.
Mr Macmillan, 73, known locally as Boy, had clocked up around 50 years in the post
office and was the third generation of his family to run the service for almost a
Maureen (née Morrison) was originally from Cluer in the Bays of Harris, and it is
hoped that many Hearachs will attend the event.