Published: 17/04/2017 02:00 - Updated: 16/04/2017 15:16

Ross widow moves into husband's tribute street

Jennifer Barclay has moved into a house in Barclay Drive, Fortrose, which was named in honour of her late husband, Billy Barclay.
Jennifer Barclay has moved into a house in Barclay Drive, Fortrose, which was named in honour of her late husband, Billy Barclay.

WHEN Black Isle Highland councillor Jennifer Barclay found out that a street in Fortrose was to be named after her late husband, she was so pleased that she decided to live there.

Tulloch Homes has named one of the streets in its Chanonry Park development Barclay Drive, in memory of popular local councillor Billy Barclay.

Mr Barclay, who was also a farmer, died suddenly in October 2013 aged 62. He served for 10 years on the Highland Council and was succeeded on the council by his wife.

The late Billy Barclay.
The late Billy Barclay.

Mrs Barclay has now bought a three-bedroom detached villa in Barclay Drive and has moved in.

She said: "I felt quite lonely on Boggiewell Farm after Billy died, so my thoughts were on eventually moving in to Fortrose.

"Then when I heard Barclay Drive had been named after him, and everyone saying what a nice tribute it is, I just had to go there and see for myself. The result of my visit is that I now live there!

"I enjoy being back in the village where it’s at the heart of it all and easier to see people. The street is so peaceful but it’s also lovely to hear children playing."

Lynne Boyd, Tulloch Homes sales director, said: "We felt it highly appropriate to name Barclay Drive after a man who was so highly respected locally. But it’s a real bonus to now be able to welcome Jennifer Barclay as a new occupant of the street. I’m sure her husband would have approved."

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