Solo Piping Adjudicator Seriosuly Wounded in Highland Shooting

Solo piping judge John Don MacKenzie (circled) was shot and seriously wounded in yesterday’s violent incident in the the Highlands which left one man dead and three injured.

John Don, an osteopath, was attacked in his home village of Dornie, Wester Ross. He is receiving treatment in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. His wife Fay, a mental health nurse, was also injured in the attack and is being treated at a hospital in Broadford on the isle of Skye.

John Don

The man who died was named as 47-year-old John MacKinnon, a father of four. There were two scenes of violence, one on Skye and the other in Dornie. Both are linked. A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attacks.

John Don is a popular judge around the northern Highland games circuit and had a number of engagements later this month. He was a successfull prizewinner in his playing career.

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4 thoughts on “Solo Piping Adjudicator Seriosuly Wounded in Highland Shooting

  1. Wonderfully kind man JD Mackenzie you treated me years ago.
    I hope both you and Fay make a full recovery.
    Sincere Best Wishes
    And many thanks for helping me when I was injured over 20 years ago. I have never forgotten your cheery can do manner and generosity.

  2. I shall never forget his kindness to me at Oban in 1994. I wish him and his wife a full and speedy recovery.

  3. I am saddened and shocked to hear of this. Definitely, we will all be keeping a good thought for JD and Fay for a full and speedy recovery.

  4. Shocking news of a great friend of the piping world in the Highlands and beyond. A couple of photos here of JD which illustrate the man and his character.
    Best wishes JD and Fay for the recovery ahead

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