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2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

James Alexander (Jimmy) Macintyre: funeral 7th February 2011

The coffin@Petty Cemetery

Jimmy's funeral on Monday afternoon was a very moving occasion. We estimate that there were over 400 people at the Crown Church in Inverness. The lower part of the church which holds about 350 people was completely full and there were probably some 50 or more in total upstairs.

An excellent tribute was given by the Reverend Dr Peter Donald, who drew extensively on the memoirs that Jimmy had set down over the last five years of his life. Telling the story of how Jimmy rose from a childhood of shoeless poverty being frequently evicted from their crofts and minimal schooling to Acting Chief Constable for Inverness.

The burial was at Petty Cemetery between Castle Stuart and the new Castle Stuart golf course.

Reverend Peter Donald – the undertakers follow with the coffin
Family group

View from cemetery towards Castle Stuart

The funeral directors were William T. Fraser & Son, who were well organised, thoughtful and sympathetic.


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