More than £20,000 raised for family of man killed in Skye shooting

John MacKinnon, 47, died after a gun was shot at his home on Wednesday morning.

More than £20,000 raised for family of John MacKinnon killed in Skye shooting Police Scotland

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 gun was shot at his home in Sasaig less than an hour after a woman was stabbed in Tarskavaig on Wednesday morning.

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

A fundraising page set up by a pastor on the Isle of Skye to support Mr MacKinnon’s family with a target of £5,000 has already raised four times the amount.

Congregations across the island and the nearby mainland, including that of Free Church minister Gordon Matheson, planned Sunday services in remembrance of Mr MacKinnon and those hurt in the attacks.

Mr MacKinnon’s family released a statement through 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.”

Skye’s MP Ian Blackford said the loss of Mr MacKinnon was a tragedy and encouraged people to donate on social media.

On Friday, Finlay MacDonald appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court charged with the murder of Mr 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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