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The Friends of the Far North Line
Cairdean Na Loine Tuath
the campaign group for rail north of Inverness - lobbying for improved services for the local user, tourist and freight operator

Henry (Harry) Miller 1927 - 1999

After several months of being unwell, Harry Miller's death, on 29 April came as a shock to his family and many friends throughout the north.

Harry was born in Caithness, where after acquiring his own farm holding at Forss he went on to become a respected figure in the farming community. In 1962 he bought a farm near Tain and moved to Easter Ross. It was then that he developed his other great interest, politics and public service. He was elected to Tain Town Council in 1969 and was to go on to serve Ross and Cromarty and Highland Regional Councils, holding committee chairmanships. He was a Justice of the Peace and a member of the Cromarty Firth Port Authority. It was almost at the end of his active life that Harry became the first chairman of The Friends of the Far North Line, a position from which he retired in 1997.

There was no side to Harry; he was a warm supportive friend to many. As our chairman he exercised a calm patience and could break into an open smile.

Above all Harry was a family man whose final intention was for the good of the generations ahead. He cared too for the 'have nots' in society and strove for their betterment.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy, their three daughters and grandchildren. Our thoughts go out to them in their loss at this time. Harry will be missed by many.