A fund-raising film screening to help the search for missing botanist Jamie Taggart is being held next month.
Jamie, of Linn Gardens in Cove, disappeared while on a plant-hunting expedition in northern Vietnam on November 1, and search parties are combing mountainous areas of the country, battling extreme weather conditions.
Back on the Rosneath Peninsula, Cove and Kilcreggan Film Society will be holding a special Saturday cinema event on Saturday February 8.
Sunshine on Leith, described by Mark Kermode as the Proclaimers’ answer to Mamma Mia, will be shown in Cove Burgh Hall, with all proceeds going to the Jamie search fund.
Admission is £4 and there will be a raffle and tuck shop, or people are welcome to bring their own refreshments; Doors open at 7pm and lights will go down at 7.30pm.
There will also be a children’s matinee in the afternoon – details will be confirmed nearer the time.
Collecting cans for the appeal to help the search are now in Cove and Kilcreggan post offices, Walkers’ butchers in Kilcreggan, the Lighthouse pub, Knockderry House Hotel, the Buffet Shop in Helensburgh, St Modan’s and Craigrownie churches and GPs’ surgeries in Kilcreggan and Helensburgh.
Contributions towards the cost of the search can be made by a cheque made payable to ‘Friends of the Linn’ with the words written on the back, ‘for Jamie’.
The cheque should be sent to Mrs Rie Bellamy, treasurer, Friends of the Linn, Portkil House, Kilcreggan, Helensburgh, G84 0LF.
If a payment is to be made through a bank the details are as follows: Friends of the Linn, Bank of Scotland, Helensburgh branch, sort code 800831, account no 00704064. Again the words ‘for Jamie’ should be used.