Community Trust raises more than £20,000 for family of man killed in Skye shooting

MORE than £20,000 has been raised for the family of a man who was killed in the shootings on the Isle of Skye earlier this week. 

John MacKinnon, 47, died after a firearm was discharged on the Isle of Skye on Wednesday morning.

Gunshots were then also heard on the mainland at Dornie, Wester Ross during a series of incidents. 

A crowdfunding page was set up by the Sleat Community Trust to help support Mr MacKinnon’s family with an initial target of £5000.

READ MORE: Highland councillors and residents react to Skye and Wester Ross shooting incidents

On Saturday morning, this target had more than quadrupled.

Skye’s MP Ian Blackford had encouraged people to donate via social media. 

MacKinnon’s family released a statement via the police following his death. 

It said: “John was a loving husband, father of six, brother, uncle and grandfather to his family, and was a much-loved member of the community. 

“John loved the outdoors, was a keen motorcyclist and, as a loved father, shared his activities with his family.”

On Friday, Finlay MacDonald appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court charged with the murder of MacKinnon and attempted murder in relation to three other people.

The 39-year-old did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody.

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