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Lochinver News and Calendar


If you wish material put into the calendar please contact us via the Contact page with your e-mail address and we will get back to you with an e-mail contact for the person who is maintaining the site. This rather devious method has been brought about by the spammers who have been targeting e-mail addresses on the site. The previous Bordernet contact address with Charlie has been stopped. All ... [more]


Assynt Community Council Website

The website is now operational. Keep up to date with the matters being dealt with in your name and on your behalf. Assynt Community Council ... [more]


A Brief Plea to Visiting Drivers

A Brief Plea to Visiting Drivers It’s immensely gratifying to see so many visitors to Assynt this year, and I hope everyone enjoys their visit, be it the first time or an annual event; long may it continue. I would just like to make a request on behalf of many people who live and work locally, who have to use the single track roads of which there are many. There appear to be increasing inc ... [more]


We Are Macmillan Cancer Support - Thanks for Your Support

Thanks to all who supported this year' Christmas sale. £2230 was raised for the Charity and £70.25 from the sale of Christmas cards on the day. Thanks particularly to Spar for providing the Christmas Tree and to all who helped on the day. SCO 39907 ... [more]


The Assynt Fallen 1914 - 1919

Trish and Malcolm Bangor-Jones are working to produce a booklet and an exhibition detailing the lives and background of the 64 men of Assynt who gave their lives in the Great War. They would appreciate any information, photographs or other memorabilia relating to the First World War and the men of Assynt. Of particular interest would be to find an Assynt "Death Penny". Tel: 01571 ... [more]


Culag Community Woodland Trust Chairperson's Report 2017

CCWT Chairperson report 2017 I am starting this report on a rather sad note. After chairing the Culag Community Woodland Trust for more than 15 years Anna Mackay has decided to step down as Chair. We are very fortunate to have had Anna as our Chair for so many years and are grateful for her countless contributions and her dedication. We are very happy to announce that she will remain a member of ... [more]


CCWT - Project Officer’s Report

AGM: CCWT 29th May 2017 - Project Officer’s Report – Fiona Saywell While this past year has had its funding challenges as in recent years, some success has materialised from the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. With the much anticipated go ahead received in June 2016, a project staff team was put in place and the first projects got underway on 1st ... [more]


Community Care Assynt Day Respite Service

Community Care Assynt and The Assynt Centre are pleased to announce the start of a year's pilot for a new service - Day Respite Service (funded by Short Breaks Fund). We have been funded for one year to provide day respite support service for 8 families living in Assynt. This will enable us to provide support to individuals who provide live-in care to a family member for up to 10 days per ... [more]


Royal Bank of Scotland Mobile Bank Timetable

Drumbeg: Monday every two weeks 1.45pm till 2.05pm parked outside the hotel. Lochinver: Every Tuesday from 2.15pm till 3.15pm in Bayview Car Park. Every Friday from 10.15am till 12.30pm in Bayview Car Park. ... [more]


New History Group in Stoer

Assynt History Group has been established in Stoer. The elected office-bearers are: Chairman: Garry Allighan (Stoer) Vice Chairman: Hugh Matheson (Drumbeg) Secretary: Isobel MacPhail, Clashmore (Stoer) Treasurer: Ishbel MacAuley (Stoer) Committee Members: Kenny Mackenzie (Lochinver), Agnes Dickson (Inverkirkaig) ... [more]


School Term Dates Session 2018 - 2019

Autumn •Autumn term starts - 21 August 2018 •Autumn term ends - 12 October 2018 Winter •Winter term starts - 29 October 2018 •Winter term ends - 21 December 2018 Spring •Spring term starts - 7 January 2019 •Mid term break - 18 and 19 February 2019 •Spring term ends - 5 April 2019 Public holidays •Good Friday - 30 March 2018 •Easter Monday - 2 April 2018 •May Day - 7 May 2018 ... [more]


Stoer Hall Craft Group

As a result of the success of the pilot meeting, the group will meet on: Wednesday 16th September in Rhu Stoer Hall from 2pm till 4pm. Thereafter on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. A charge of £2 each will be made to cover Hall hire, and refreshments. ... [more]


An Cala Cafe and Bunkhouse at Lochinver

Situated at the Harbour end of the village, behind the Games Field, in the former Lochinver Mission premises, An Cala provides snacks and meals to eat in or take away. Opening times: Monday to Saturday 9am till 8.30pm Sunday Closed. Bunkhouse also open Phone 01571 844598 e-mail: An Cala Café and Bunkhouse Bunkhouse Bookings on website: An Cala Café and Bunkhouse ... [more]


Yoga in Lochinver

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Culag Community Woodland Trust Woody Group Dates

Like the idea of fresh air and gentle exercise by helping CCWT to do light maintenance work at Culag Woods or Little Assynt? Wednesday afternoons, starting at 1pm and usually lasting a couple of hours with refreshments provided. Meet at the container in the main car park at Culag Woods unless otherwise posted. Contact is Mel Chapman on 01571 844424 Dates: October 3rd, 17th and 31st ... [more]



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Assynt Field Club Meeting

Thursday 21st February The North Coast: a botanical odyssey – (500 and counting….) Ian Evans All indoor meetings begin at 7.45 pm. and are held in the Community Room in Lochinver Village Hall, apart from the last one on 18th April, which will be held at 7.45 pm at Stoer Hall. Refreshments are provided after the talks. Admission for all is £3 (apart from the A.G.M., which is free). ... [more]


Assynt Field Club Meeting

Thursday 21st March The Secret Life of the Sea Trout Dr. Shona Marshall (West Sutherland Fisheries Trust) All indoor meetings begin at 7.45 pm. and are held in the Community Room in Lochinver Village Hall, apart from the last one on 18th April, which will be held at 7.45 pm at Stoer Hall. Refreshments are provided after the talks. Admission for all is £3 (apart from the A.G.M., which ... [more]


Assynt Field Club Meeting

Thursday 4th April Black Isle Red Kite re-introduction programme Duncan Orr-Ewing (RSPB Scotland) All indoor meetings begin at 7.45 pm. and are held in the Community Room in Lochinver Village Hall, apart from the last one on 18th April, which will be held at 7.45 pm at Stoer Hall. Refreshments are provided after the talks. Admission for all is £3 (apart from the A.G.M., which is fr ... [more]


Assynt Field Club Meeting

Thursday 18th April at Stoer Hall Life down the Microscope: Analysing the Environmental Remains from Clachtoll Broch Jackaline Robertson (AOC Archaeology) All indoor meetings begin at 7.45 pm. and are held in the Community Room in Lochinver Village Hall, apart from the last one on 18th April, which will be held at 7.45 pm at Stoer Hall. Refreshments are provided after the talks. ... [more]


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Assynt Foundation - Glencanisp Lodge now available for Letting

Relax, unwind: unfold yourself into a larger sort of space! For a limited time, book a week in this magical building for as little as £3700! 20 or more people can sleep, eat and relax in comfort. Get your family together; how about a reunion of friends? Courses and conferences are possible too. The Lodge is set amid breathtaking wild hills and lochs. Ravens and eagles soar above, curious ... [more]



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Highlife Highland Countryside Ranger Guided Walks in Assynt 2018

Highlife Highland Countryside Ranger Guided Walks in Assynt Ranger Service Guided Walks in ASSYNT 2018 (a short summary) Date Time Meeting place Booking reference Tues 3 April Glen Leireag 11-3pm Nedd Bridge, 2m east of Drumbeg. 000703ULLA Mon 30 April Clachtoll Coastal walk 11-3pm Clachtoll Beach car park 000704ULLA Tues 8 May Bone Caves, Inchnadamph 11- ... [more]


John Muir Trust Quinag Guided Walks 2018

Quinag guided walks programme 2018 Join our expert local guides for a walk in 2018 - here's the programme of what's coming up at Quinag 4 June – A look at woodland regeneration and signs of badgers and otters near the coastline. Meet at lay-by on B869 above river at Torr a’ Ghamhna (waterfall layby) grid ref. NC214323. 11am-2pm 2 July – Crofting and working with nature ... [more]


Assynt Field Club Winter Programme 2018

Assynt Field Club WINTER PROGRAMME 2018/19 www.assyntwildlife.org.uk Thursday 18th October Scottish Wildcat Action: The Complicated Conservation of a Critically Endangered Cat. Dr. Keri Langridge (Scottish Natural Heritage) Wednesday 24th October Family Wildlife Surveying Day. Start and finish at Flossie’s beach store, Clachtoll; 11am-1pm Thursday 15th November Monterey: Ha ... [more]


Assynt Indoor Bowls Club - New Season

Held in the Assynt Leisure Centre from 7pm till 10pm on Thursday evenings from 13th September. Ladies' Section also on Mondays from 3pm. New members very welcome - come along! ... [more]


Lochinver Rifle Club

The club is now open every Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Community Room of Lochinver Village Hall. New members are welcome to come and see and try. All persons under 16 years of age MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult ... [more]


Yoga and Keep Fit at Rhu Stoer Hall

Yoga takes place on Tuesdays at 6pm Keep Fit is on Thursdays at 6.30pm. Come along and find out all about it. ... [more]


Dancing at Lochinver Village Hall

The Dance Club now takes place on Mondays from 2.30pm till 4.30pm in Lochinver Village Hall restarting 1st October 2018. Scottish Country and Ceilidh Dancing. £3 per session Children £1. Children (9 years and over) and absolute beginners welcome. ... [more]


1st Assynt Brownies and 1st Assynt Rainbows

1st Assynt Brownies and 1st Assynt Rainbows will be starting on Thursday 17th June in Lochinver Village Hall from 5.30pm till 7pm. We plan to meet for 4 weeks before the summer holidays. All parents who expressed and interest will be contacted soon with registration information. Any other girls wishing to join should contact Cle Jarvis at the Leisure Centre asap. Rainbows are girls aged ... [more]


Welcome Cafe at Assynt Centre on Wednesday Afternoons

There is now a Welcome cafe in the Assynt Centre every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm till 4pm where you can enjoy Tea or coffee or hot chocolate and home baking and meet locals in warm and comfortable surroundings. Come along and find out what you could be missing. ... [more]



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Allan MacRae - an Appreciation

ALLAN MACRAE, chairman of the Assynt Crofters Trust, died in the hill not more than an hour’s walk from his house at Torbreck, near Lochinver, on Monday of last week. A life-long bachelor, he was in his seventy-fourth year. “Now that the numbness is wearing off,” a friend said, “the enormity is sinking in. I can think of nothing comparable. We’ve had tragedy aplenty here, but nothing that touches ... [more]


Edmund Vestey

Edmund Vestey Businessman and owner of Assynt estate Born: 19 June, 1932, in London. Died: 23 November, 2007, in Norfolk, aged 75. Edmund Vestey was a member of one the wealthiest families in the UK and was closely involved with the management of the Vestey businesses for half a century. He ran their Blue Star Line division and, with considerable foresight, oversaw its modernisation and c ... [more]


Mrs Flossie MacPhail, Clachtoll

Mrs Flossie MacPhail, Clachtoll FLOSSIE MacPhail (nee Mackenzie), who died on 6th October, was born in Cacarraig, Clachtoll, on 25th February 1920. She attended Stoer School, and from there went to the domestic science school in Glasgow. Flossie loved dancing and attended many of Glasgow's dance halls where she met her husband, Donnie. During the war Flossie tended to and transported patie ... [more]


Mr Norman MacAskill, Lochinver

Mr Norman MacAskill, Lochinver NORMAN A MacASKILL of Lochinver, who died on 21st April aged 82, was a man of many occupations and even more enthusiasms. He was a crofter, fisherman, musician, public servant, writer, local historian and stalwart of the Assynt Games and many other community activities. Brought up in a family of seven on the family croft in Inverkirkaig, Norman moved to Glasgow ... [more]


Pat MacPhail of Clashmore

Mr Pat MacPhail, Stoer Published: 24 November, 2006 in Northern Times The funeral of Pat MacPhail, of 216 Clashmore, Stoer, took place at his home on Tuesday 14th November 2006. Pat’s life was celebrated at a ceremony attended by more than 200 people, including many from other parts of Scotland, England and France as well as family from Germany and Belgium. In addition, there was a conside ... [more]


A Guide to the Little Assynt Estate

With the completion of the All Abilities Pathway at Little Assynt, the Culag Community Woodland Trust have published a guide to their work. "Little Assynt Estate - Connecting People to the Land" details the History of Little Assynt and describes the various areas of work which the group has undertaken since its inception in 1995. The Waymarked Path, the All Abilities Path and the Culag ... [more]


The New All Abilities Path at Little Assynt

The All Abilities Pathway at Little Assynt For an up to date report and pictures from 2006: The All Abilities Path at Little Assynt ... [more]


HRH The Princess Royal Officially Opens the Assynt Leisure Centre

Having come ashore by launch, Princess Anne officially opened the Assynt Leisure Centre on Friday 29th July 2005. After being greeted by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant David Grant, Princess Anne was introduced to members of the Committee, toured the facilities and unveiled the plaque which had been made in Highland Stoneware, the local pottery. Throughout her visit, Princess Anne stopped to spea ... [more]


The New Old Map of the Highlands

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Last Update: 19/01/2019

Lochinver News and Calendar