Island priest passes away

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Eriskay priest Fr Calum MacLellan has died at the age of 86.

Fr MacLellan, a former Vice-Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, was extremely well known throughout the Western Isles and beyond.

Last year he starred in the BBC’s An Island Parish programme.

Fr MacLellan had been in Raigmore Hospital for the last few weeks and passed away on Saturday.

His funeral will take place on Eriskay on Friday.

Bishop of Argyll and the Isles Joseph Taol paid tribute to Fr MacLellan on the Diocese website.

Fr MacLellan’s body will be brough to St Columba’s Cathedral in Oban before returning to Eriskay for the Funeral Mass and burial. Requiem Mass will be held in the Cathedral on Thursday at 1pm. The Funeral Mass and burial will take place in Eriskay at 11am on Friday morning.