Appeal for Information Following Death of Woman

Road policing officers in the Highlands are again appealing for information following a now fatal road crash near Kyle of Lochalsh. 

The incident happened around 1pm on Sunday, 22 August, 2021, when a Honda Jazz car and a Skoda Rapid car collided on the A87 between Balmacara and Kyle of Lochalsh.

Valerie MacKinnon, aged 73 from Sleat in the Isle of Skye, who was a passenger in the Skoda Rapid, was seriously injured in the crash. 

She was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where she died on Wednesday, 15 September, 2021.

Her family are aware.

The two other people injured in the crash, the 58-year-old male driver of the Honda and his 55-year-old female passenger, were both released from hospital after treatment.

Sergeant Ewan Calder, Highland and Islands Road Policing Unit, said:

“Our thoughts are with the family of Mrs MacKinnon at this time. 

“Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries in relation to this collision and would appeal to anyone who has not yet been spoken to get in touch with police. 

“Information can be passed to officers via 101. 

“Please quote reference number 1969 of Sunday, 22 August, 2021, when calling.”