Tanya was a highly amusing and unusual person - a true original. She was a transexual who started out life as Ronald McHattie, although that was a LONG time before I knew her. I have taken the liberty of reproducing her photograph and the article about her which appeared in today's paper:
Tanya Federova Arkipova
Rest in Peace
Life won't be quite so colourful this coming spring and summer in Nairn.
UPDATE: (Thursday 2FEB06 13.55 GMT) Funeral arrangements are - funeral service on Monday 6th February at 12 midday at the United Reformed Church, Nairn, interment thereafter. Important notice: (through D Chisholm & Sons, Funeral Directors) - NO BLACK TO BE WORN.