An incredible £22,000 has been raised by a kind-hearted crew aboard a busy tourist boat on the west coast.
The “Sula Mhor” boat, that makes trips around Plockton as part of Calum’s Boat Trips, presented the money instead of keeping tips for themselves.
Calum Mackenzie and his crew from his Seal Trip Boat ‘Sula Mhor’ made its annual presentation ceremony aboard the boat to MacMillan Cancer Support, Highland Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer Care, as his season nears the end.
Passenger tips that he and his crew received over the 2019 season were collected for charity.
Cheques for £868.95 each were presented to the three charities. Receiving them were Pat Mucklow for the Highland Hospice, Audrey Sinclair for Marie Curie and Marie Finlayson for MacMillan.
After adding up the figures, Ms Finalyson said that Calum’s Seal Trips, Plockton had given more than £22,000 to MacMillan over the last 20 years.
For more than 30 years Calum Mackenzie and his crews have taken thousands of visitors on many hundreds of cruises to see the famous seals of Plockton.
Mr Mackenzie said: “We were delighted to present our charity cheques yesterday to Highland Hospice, MacMillan and Marie Curie.
“Each received an equal share from £2606.85.
“Many thanks to everyone who supported us this year and donated to these wonderful charities.”
Destination management organisation Skye Connect said “Massive congratulations to Calum and the crew for the amazing donations this year to popular and life-changing charities, in turn from all of the seal trip trippers.”