Man in court charged with murder and attempted murder of his wife after firearms incident on Isle of Skye | UK News

A 39-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murder as well as the attempted murder of his wife and two other people following a series of firearm incidents in northwest Scotland.

Finlay MacDonald, from Skye, appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court on Friday and did not enter a plea.

MacDonald was committed for further examination and remanded in custody.

Officers were called to a property in the Tarskavaig area of Skye shortly before 9am on Wednesday, where a 32-year-old woman was found with serious injuries and taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow.

About half an hour later, gun shots were reported at another property about eight miles away in the Teangue area of the island, where 47-year-old John MacKinnon was pronounced dead by emergency services.

Isle of Skye victim John MacKinnon
John MacKinnon

Another man, 63, was taken to hospital and was in a “critical” condition on Thursday.

The injuries of the 32-year-old woman, named locally as Rowena MacDonald, have been described as “serious”.

Police at the scene of an incident in Tarskavaig, a crofting village on the West coast of Sleat on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Police Scotland said officers were initially called to the Tarskavaig area on Skye shortly before 9am on Wednesday after a report of a 32-year-old woman having been seriously injured at a property. She has since been taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for treatment. Picture date: Thursday August 11, 2022.
Police at a property in Tarskavaig

A 63-year-old woman was taken to Broadford Hospital in Skye and released after treatment.

Ian Blackford, MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, said the events have “shocked the place to the core”.