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Families of victims of the Covid-19 outbreak on Skye appoint lawyers


By Louise Glen

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Home Farm care home in Portree.
Home Farm care home in Portree.

Families whose loved ones died after contracting Covid-19 in a nursing home have appointed lawyers to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths.

10 people died as a result of the virus at the nursing home in Portree.

At the time of the outbreak in May up to 56 people contracted the virus.

Last week the home was purchased from the management of HC One, who ran the home at the time of the outbreak, to Highland Council.

The lawyers, Peter Watson at PB Law, has represented families in some of the most high profile cases in Scottish legal history including the Piper Alpha Disaster Group, the Braer Tanker Disaster Group, the Lockerbie Air Disaster Group, the RAF Chinook crash on the Mull of Kintyre, representing the families of 16 pupils in the Dunblane Primary school massacre.

It is understood that other family members are to be represented by an English lawyer.

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