Ryan Christie delivers touching message to the Isle of Skye

The emotional outreach of Ryan Christie to the people of Skye is due to ten deaths, per the BBC, that have  shocked the entire community shocked as the corona virus has reached them.

The spread of the novel corona virus has gripped us all, people are out of work, loved ones are separated, the virus has even taken some of them away.

The deaths occurred at the Home Farm Care Home in Portree, we now know that the elderly are particularly susceptible to COVID-19. As posting this article, 28 of the homes 34 residents have tested positive for the virus while 26 of the 52 staff have also tested positive. This is a shocking blow on such as small island, the relevant authorities are now doing their best to contain and recover from such tragic loss.

Christie, a proud Highlander himself, reached out to his people in a heartfelt message to the Highlands that he loves so well. He started off his football career with Caley Thistle, winning the Scottish Cup back in 2015. He moved to the Celtic F.C soon after, but it was not long before he was playing for his home team on a loan basis.

His words are complimentary of a community pulling together, with fans of Celtic FC getting a shout out for their efforts in raising money to help the people of sky. To the people of the Skye Community Response, Christie gives enormous credit for their efforts in this crisis in supporting those who were hurt most deeply by this tragic loss.

The Community Response directs people to the relevant authorities, on a volunteer basis, in these trying times. There can be confusion in where to go and who to call, but the group is there to guide those who are lost.

Last week following a visit from the Care Inspectorate, NHS Highland took over the running of the home as the locals came to terms with such a nightmare. The staff who tested positive are self isolating and knew staff are being introduced to the care home environment.

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