Author to open new cancer service in Fort William

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Author Alexander McCall Smith is to open a new drop-in service for people in Lochaber who are affected by cancer.

Based at Fort William Library, the service is run by Macmillan Cancer Support in partnership with NHS Highland and Highland Council.

Almost 9,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the NHS Highland area every year, Macmillan said.

Writer Mr McCall Smith's books include the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

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