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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]


Changes to Out of Hours at Assynt Medical Practice

From 1st March 2017 the out of hours will be covered by NHS 24. From 8am till 6pm, Monday to Friday call 844755. 6pm till 8pm, Monday to Thursday call 844226 or 844755 to find out the number for contacting your doctor. Outside these hours phone 111 for NHS 24. If you phone the surgery you will be diverted to NHS 24 at 111. ... [more]


Closure of Lochinver Visitor Centre

Closure of Lochinver Visitor Centre Rumours have been circulating as to the future of the Visitor Centre in Lochinver, and there has been much activity to try and retain it as an important resource for tourists. Sadly it will cease to be this, as the landlord has decided to seek new tenants, and is unwilling to come to an arrangement with the community as to its future use. It is important ... [more]


Assynt Learning Centre - New Courses

Conversational French Sessions Wednesday Evenings from 6pm till 7.30pm. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd February and 1st March Conversational German Sessions Wednesday Evenings from 6pm till 7.30pm. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March and 5th April. Hand Built Pottery Workshops Monday Afternoons from 1.30pm till 4.30pm. 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th February. Managing Your memories A Step by Step Guide on ... [more]


Achmelvich Road Closures due to Laying of New Water Supply

Taking care of your water supply in Achmelvich. What we are doing. We are laying a new 4.3km water main from the junction of the A837 and the B869 – just north of Lochinver to Achmelvich Water Treatment Works. This work will ensure you continue to enjoy clear, fresh drinking water, and reduce the chance of pipes bursting. This work is part of a larger scheme which will take around 12 months to ... [more]


Public Meeting to discuss the future of the Assynt Visitor Centre, 9 November 2016, Lochinver

Public Meeting to discuss the future of the Assynt Visitor Centre, 9 November 2016, Lochinver • 37 people attended the meeting chaired by Helen Acreman. • Madeline MacPhail gave a brief history of the Assynt Visitor Centre which opened in 1995. Visitors to the centre said they were more likely to stay longer and return to Assynt. In 2003 the owners of the building, Highlands and Island Enter ... [more]


Orchard Revival Survey

Sue Pomeroy is asking for anyone who has an orchard (which is 5 or more fruit trees) to please get in touch. I’m looking for orchards new and old to register and survey for orchard Revival, I will send you the web page which explains everything. I for my sins have been asked to act through Wester Ross Environmental Network as a facilitator for this project, which covers from Durness to below ... [more]


Consultation on Creating a Development Group for Assynt

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Community Care Assynt Day Respite Service

Community Care Assynt and The Assynt Centre are pleased to announce the start of a tear'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]


Volunteering with Culag Community Woodland Trust

Woody Group Dates for Autumn 2016 to Spring 2017 Like the idea of fresh air and exercise? Why not join the Woody group, a happy band of volunteers who meet fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons to undertake light maintenance work in Culag Woods or at Lille Assynt. Sessions start at 1pm and usually last a couple of hours - refreshments are provided. Dates for the coming season are: 5th Oct ... [more]


High Life Highland Libraries West Route Timetable

West Route 2017 Mondays – 09 Jan, 30 Jan, 20 Feb, 13 Mar, 03 Apr, 24 Apr, 15 May, 05 Jun, 26 Jun, 17 Jul, 07 Aug, 28 Aug, 18 Sep, 09 Oct, 30 Oct, 20 Nov, 11 Dec 2017. Oykel Bridge 10.00 Cottages 10.15 Hotel (Summer Only) Benmore 10.30 Shed Altnacealgach 11.00 Hotel Ledmore 11.10 Lay-by Elphin 11.30 Resallach 11.50 Glackbain 12.20 Avalon 12.25 Viewpoint Lochinver 14.25 ... [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 incid ... [more]


Culag Community Woodland Trust Chairperson's & Project Officer's Reports 2016

CULAG COMMUNITY WOODLAND TRUST Urras Coille Choimhearsnachd Chulaig Chairperson’s report 2016 Another year of growth in the woods – and at Little Assynt Estate there are areas that the new trees have come away such that they really look wooded. It is an ever increasing delight to walk in them at all times of the year. Just as Culag Woods is welcoming in all weathers, so some of the walks ... [more]


Bravery Awards for Lochinver Lifeboat Crew

The crew of Lochinver lifeboat have been recognised for their bravery while helping to save the lives of four fishermen in stormy conditions. Coxswain David MacAskill will be awarded the RNLI Bronze Medal for Gallantry - one of the charity's highest accolades. His six crew members will receive a Thanks of the Institution award. The men had to contend with gale force winds and 10-metre ... [more]


Lochinver Wildlife Watch Group - Update

Lochinver Wildlife Watch Group New Wildlife Club for Children 8 years and Over Interested in Wildlife? Programme includes photography, wildlife art, bug hunt, wildlife crime scene, amphibian/reptiles. Meeting at the Lochinver Visitor Centre fortnightly on Fridays from 3.15pm till 5pm. £1 per session. Remember always be prepared for going out. Coat, hat and wellies! Led by Andy, R ... [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]


Scotbus Timetable for Service 809 Drumbeg to Ullapool

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School Term Dates Session 2016 - 2017

School term dates 2016 - 2017 Autumn Term Starts - 16th August Autumn Term ends - 7th October Winter Term Starts - 24th October Winter Term Ends - 23rd December Spring Term Starts - 9th January 2017 Mid Term Break 20th and 21st February Spring Term Ends - 5th April 2017 Summer term begins – 24th April Summer term ends – 30th June 2017 Public holidays •Good Friday - 14th April ... [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]



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Assynt Field Club Meeting

Assynt Field Club Thursday 16th March Surveying for Marine Nature Conservation Dr. Lisa Kamphausen (Scottish Natural Heritage) All indoor meetings begin at 7.45 pm. and are held in the Community Room in Lochinver Village Hall. Refreshments are provided after the talks. Admission for all is £3 (apart from the A.G.M. which is free). Any queries to the Secretary: Gwen Richards (01571 ... [more]


Discover Assynt AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Discover Assynt will be held on 17th March at 7.30 in Lochinver Village Hall. Following the decision to close the Lochinver Tourist Information Centre, updated information on the future of the Tourist Information provision for the area should be available at this meeting. ... [more]


RNLI Charity Curry and Quiz Night

Saturday 18th March in An Cala Restaurant at 7pm. Maximum 10 tables/ Teams of 4 people. Entry £10 per person (includes curry) Vegetarian option MUST be booked in advance. Sweepstake. BYO but tea/coffee/soft drinks and desserts will be available for purchase. Pre booking essential with Karen Stewart 01571 844318 ... [more]


Assynt Field Club Meeting

Assynt Field Club Thursday 20th April R.S.P.B. Forsinard Flows: Is there anything out there? Paul Turner (Warden)] All indoor meetings begin at 7.45 pm. and are held in the Community Room in Lochinver Village Hall. Refreshments are provided after the talks. Admission for all is £3 (apart from the A.G.M. which is free). Any queries to the Secretary: Gwen Richards (01571 844032) or Ch ... [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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Assynt Field Club Winter Programme 2016 - 2017

Assynt Field Club WINTER PROGRAMME 2016/17 Thursday 20th October Lichen Hunting in Assynt Dr. Anthony Fletcher Thursday 17th November Ecosystem Fertility & Wildlife Production in Wester Ross Peter Cunningham (Wester Ross Fisheries Trust) Thursday 15th December Spiders (An Introduction) Hayley Wiswell (Highland Spider Group) - delivered by Ian Evans Thursday 19th January Qu ... [more]


Assynt Indoor Bowls Club

Held in the Assynt Leisure Centre from 8pm till 10pm on Monday evenings from October. Ladies' Section also on Mondays from 2pm till 4pm. Annual Subscription £10, evening match fee £3. 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 2pm till 4pm in Lochinver Village Hall restarting 16th January 2017. All 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: 01/03/2017

Lochinver News and Calendar