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Lochinver News and Calendar

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]

28/12/2006

North West Highlands Geopark Newsletter Issue 1 June 2019

North West Highlands Geopark Newsletter Issue 1 ... [more]

02/06/2019

Asssynt Development Trust Limited

The Luis Gouveia Fund - Grants available for young people of Assynt In the early 1990's a youth exchange was set up ion Assynt to send a group of young Assynt teenagers to Madeira. The following year Assynt hosted a visit from young Madeirans. At that time a fund was established to organise more youth exchanges. These exchanges never took place but the fund continues to provide financi ... [more]

12/02/2019

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]

23/11/2018

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]

01/01/2017

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]

26/08/2017

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]

01/09/2015

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]

04/12/2014

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]

21/08/2018

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]

16/09/2015

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]

01/04/2016

Yoga in Lochinver

Yoga in Lochinver ... [more]

12/03/2018

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]

15/10/2018

Highlife Mobile Library West Route Timetable 2019

Mobile Library West Route Timetable 2019 ... [more]

29/01/2019

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger Walks in Assynt area 2019

High Life Highland Countryside Ranger Walks in Assynt area 2019 All the walks are led by one of the Rangers. It is important though that you think of your own safety and that of any children for whom you are responsible. Remember too that these are country walks in the Highland weather so please dress accordingly. Bring sturdy shoes, or boots, a picnic and a sense of fun. Sorry watching wil ... [more]

11/03/2019

CALENDAR

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04/05/2012

In search of dark red helleborines at Inchnadamph

Tuesday 25th June In search of dark red helleborines at Inchnadamph Guided walk with the Ranger in the valley of the trolls, where unbelievable forces in the earth have created deep caves and dry rivers. Hear about the unique wildlife of the limestone pavements where rare flowers such as the dark red helleborine grows. This is a walk not to be missed. Suitable for over 18’s only. Br ... [more]

25/06/2019

Black-throated divers in Lochinver

Thursday 27th June Black-throated divers in Lochinver Ranger led guided walk to see the unique black-throated diver, in spectacular full summer plumage– a speciality of the North Highlands. The walk will take us through some amazing scenery, with lots of other wildlife to see. Bring packed lunch. 6km walk. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Meet at L ... [more]

27/06/2019

Assynt Field Club Outing

Sunday, 30th June. Loch Beannach, Little Assynt, for insects. Exploring the insect life on the eastern side of the loch, as far round as Ruigh Coinich, with Stephen Moran. Meet by the pool at NC143252 (or old road opposite) at 11a.m.; bring lunch. Distance c.4km, off paths; waterproof footwear recommended. Rescheduled 2018 meeting, which was cancelled ... [more]

30/06/2019

John Muir Trust Nature Walk

John Muir Trust Monday 1st July Walk with local naturalist Ian Evans along old route of the South Side of Quinag and explore the wildlife and plants Meet at Layby on A837, grid ref NC202260. 11am-2pm. All walks are led by John Muir Trust staff. You are responsible for your own safety and that of your children. Dress appropriately for changeable Highland weather and bring good ... [more]

01/07/2019

Exploring Rockpools at Clachtoll

Thursday 4th July Exploring Rockpools at Clachtoll Explore the wonderful world in a rockpool. Hermit crabs, starfish and much, much more - meet some of the really weird wildlife living here. Rocks can be steep and slippery. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Adults must book on also. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Please phon ... [more]

04/07/2019

We Are Macmillan Cancer Support

Friday 12th July From 10am, there will be a baking sale from Car Boots in the main car park. ... [more]

12/07/2019

Coastal walk to the sandstone arch at Rubh’ an Dúnain

Tuesday 23rd July The natural sea archway at Rubh’ an Dúnain near Stoer Coastal walk to the sandstone arch at Rubh’ an Dúnain. Great place to see seabirds, bonxies, peregrines, seals and we may even see some dolphins or otters. We will explore the Iron-age fort and the lazy beds on the point and stories of shipwrecks. Path is boggy in places. Bring packed lunch. 3km. Suita ... [more]

23/07/2019

Assynt Field Club Outing

Sunday, 28th July Laxford River, for riverside and woodland flowers. Meet at Laxford Bridge (NC236467) at 11.00 a.m.; bring lunch. We shall be exploring the area along Creag nan Suidheag Mor (NC2546), where twinflower Linnaea borealis occurs. Distance 2+km on riverside path (quite strenuous). Contact: Gwen Richards (01571 844032). ... [more]

28/07/2019

Mountain Life: Cul Mor, Coigach

Tuesday 30th July Mountain Life: Cul Mor, Coigach On the boundary of Wester Ross and Sutherland, Cul Mor is a Corbett with spectacular views from the top. It is a hard but worthwhile climb and we will be searching wildlife including a rare plant called Norwegian Mugwort. Suitable for adults only. Participants must have good fitness for ste ... [more]

12/03/2019

Rockpool exploring at Clashnessie

Thursday 1st August Rockpool exploring at Clashnessie Explore the wonderful world in a rockpool. Hermit crabs, starfish and much, much more - meet some of the really weird wildlife living here. Rocks can be steep and slippery. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Adults must book on also. Meet at Clashnessie Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 057309. ... [more]

01/08/2019

Clachtoll Coastal walk

Tuesday 06th August Clachtoll Coastal walk Ranger led guided coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and catastrophic collapse. Find extraordinary ancient life forms. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Bring packed lunch. 4km walk. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park ... [more]

06/08/2019

Walk to the Inchnadamph Bone Caves

Thursday 8th August Bone caves, Inchnadamph Guided walk back in time to the ice-age where the bones of reindeer, polar bears and even humans were discovered in the caves. Stout footwear is essential. Bring packed lunch. Good path but steep in places. 5km. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Meet at Bone caves car park 4km, south of Inchnadamph. ... [more]

08/08/2019

Assynt Highland Games at Lochinver

Friday 9th August 2019 The Annual Highland Games and associated Flower, Produce and Craft Show will be held in the Assynt GamesFfield from 1.30pm. ... [more]

09/08/2019

John Muir Trust Map & Compass Skills

John Muir Trust Monday 12th August Map and compass skills. Learn basic map features, how to take a bearing, walking to a point on the map using a compass. Meet at car park north of Skiag Bridge, grid ref NC233274. 11am-2pm All walks are led by John Muir Trust staff. You are responsible for your own safety and that of your children. Dress appropriately for changeable Highland weath ... [more]

12/08/2019

Clachtoll Sand Sculpture competition

Tuesday 13th August Clachtoll Sand Sculpture competition (in the morning) & Seashore Activities Day. Why not enter the contest for the best sand sculpture. Judging and prize giving at 1.30pm or just come along to admire the many amazing sculptures for free! Loads of really good prizes. This event will be followed by seashore activities in the afternoon. Great day out for the fam ... [more]

13/08/2019

Clachtoll Coastal walk

Tuesday 20th August Clachtoll Coastal walk Ranger led guided coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and catastrophic collapse. Find extraordinary ancient life forms. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Bring packed lunch. 4km walk. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park ... [more]

20/08/2019

Assynt Field Club Outing

Sunday, 25th August Fungus Foray at Dundonnell House, Wester Ross, with Bruce Ing By kind permission of the Dundonnell Estate. Meet just off the road to the House at NH113857 at 11.00 a.m.; bring lunch. Distance short. Contact: Ian Evans (01571 833241) to arrange sharing transport. ... [more]

25/08/2019

John Muir Trust Walking in the Wild Skills

John Muir Trust Monday 2nd Sept Walking in the wild. Learn basic survival skills and how to enjoy being in the outdoors safely. Meet at car park north of Skiag Bridge, grid ref NC233274. 11am - 3pm All walks are led by John Muir Trust staff. You are responsible for your own safety and that of your children. Dress appropriately for changeable Highland weather and bring good sturdy s ... [more]

02/09/2019

Harbour seals at Oldany, Drumbeg

Tuesday 3rd September Harbour seals at Oldany, Drumbeg The estuary and salt marsh area of Oldany is great for wildlife. We will look for greenshanks and other waders at the water’s edge. We will watch harbour seals basking on the rocks and there is always a chance of seeing the resident otter. Suitable for over 18’s only. Bring packed lunch. Short 3km walk but can be boggy in places. ... [more]

03/09/2019

Fungi in the Culag woods

Tuesday 10th September Fungi in the Culag woods, Lochinver Explore the marvellous world of fungi. Meet the different characters and learn their secrets in one of the best woods for fungi in Sutherland. Suitable for over 18’s only. Bring packed lunch. 3km walk. Meet at Woodside car park, Culag Woods, past Lochinver Primary on the road to Inverkirkaig. Grid ref: NC 093215. P ... [more]

10/09/2019

Clachtoll Coastal Walk

Wednesday 18th September Clachtoll coastal walk Ranger led guided coastal walk through a crofting township rich in wildlife, to the iron-age broch. Hear the stories of skeletons, ancient saunas and catastrophic collapse. Find extraordinary ancient life forms. Suitable for over 18’s only. Bring packed lunch. 4km walk. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. ... [more]

18/09/2019

Assynt Field Club Outing

Sunday, 22nd Sept. Traligill Valley, Inchnadamph, to explore watercourses and caves, with Pete Harrison of the North West Highlands Geopark. Meet at the Inchnadamph carpark (NC251216) at 11.00 a.m.; bring lunch. Distance c.6km, mainly on paths. Contact: Clarinda Chant (01571 844137). ... [more]

22/09/2019

Bone caves, Inchnadamph

Tuesday 24th September Bone caves, Inchnadamph Guided walk back in time to the ice-age where the bones of reindeer, polar bears and even humans were discovered in the caves. Stout footwear is essential. Bring packed lunch. Good path but steep in places. 5km. Suitable for over 18’s only. Meet at Bone caves car park 4km, south of Inchnadamph. Please phone Andy if you need a ... [more]

24/09/2019

We Are Macmillan Cancer Support

Friday 27th September World's Largest Coffee Morning in Lochinver Village Hall from 10am. ... [more]

27/09/2019

John Muir Trust Nut Collection Walk

John Muir Trust Monday 7th October – Nut collection walk. Working with our partners at Coigach-Assynt Living Landscape (CALL) join us on a foraging walk, collecting seed sources for the native tree nursery. Meet at Lochinver car park next to church/bus stop, grid ref NC094227 10am - 2pm. All walks are led by John Muir Trust staff. You are responsible for your own safety and that of ... [more]

07/10/2019

Stories and Art in the Culag woods, Lochinver

Thursday 17th October Stories and Art in the Culag woods, Lochinver Family event: Create your own natural sculptures around the woodland trails. Search for images hidden among the trees and rocks. Release your inner creativity - for all the family. With guest story teller Griogar Dawson Allen. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Bring packed lunch. ... [more]

17/10/2019

We Are Macmillan Cancer Support

Saturday 7th December The We Are Macmillan Cancer Support Group Christmas Sale will be held in Lochinver Village Hall from 2pm. ... [more]

07/12/2019

News, Reports and Updates

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31/12/2011

Assynt Foundation - Glencanisp Lodge 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]

14/03/2019

PROGRAMMES OF EVENTS

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15/12/2004

Ranger Guided Walks in ASSYNT 2019

Ranger Guided Walks in ASSYNT 2019 Date Time Meeting place Booking reference Tues 9 April Rockpool at Clachtoll 3.30-5pm Clachtoll Beach 001669ULLA Tues 30 April Bone Caves, Inchnadamph 11-2pm Bone Caves car park 001672ULLA Tues 7 May Clachtoll coastal walk 11-3pm Clachtoll beach car park 001674ULLA Tues 14 May Drumbeg peat road 11-3pm Drumbeg view point car park 001676ULLA Tues 2 ... [more]

09/04/2019

Assynt Field Club Summer Programme 2019

Assynt Field Club SUMMER PROGRAMME 2019 Sunday, 26th May Annual Bird Race. How many birds can you see in a couple of hours on the Stoer peninsula? Join us for a bit of fun. Come with a team or be allocated to one when you arrive. Meet at Stoer Hall (NC041297) for 11a.m. start. Finish at Stoer Lighthouse car park at 1 p.m. for lunch (bring your own) and to compare scores. Pr ... [more]

01/04/2019

Quinag Guided Walks Programme 2019

John Muir Trust Quinag Guided Walks Programme 2019 Monday 6th May Come out early and listen to the dawn chorus in the woodland. Try your id skills and enjoy waking up to bird song. Meet at lay-by on B869 above river at Torr a’ Ghamhna (waterfall layby) Grid ref.NC214323 8am - 10am Monday 3rd June Part a mountain walk up some of Spidean Coinich. This walk offers spectacular views ... [more]

06/05/2019

Assynt Leisure May/June 2019

Monday (Open 10am till 8pm) Courts available all day. After School Juniors 3.15pm - 4.30pm. Tuesday (Open 9.30am till 9pm) School PE 9am - 11am Teen Spin 5pm - 5.45pm S1 - S6 (Studio) HLH Active School Junior Football 6pm - 7pm (P1 - P3), 6pm - 7.30pm (P4 - P7) Indoor Cycling 6pm - 7pm (Studio) Wednesday (Open 10am - 8pm) Yoga 11am -11.45am Junior Gym 3.30pm - 4.30pm P6 & ... [more]

01/05/2019

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]

13/09/2018

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]

08/12/2005

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]

01/03/2018

Dancing at Lochinver Village Hall

The Dance Club now takes place on the second Monday of each month from 2pm till 4pm in Lochinver Village Hall restarting 13th May. All are welcome to attend. ... [more]

01/05/2018

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]

17/06/2010

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]

15/10/2011

ARCHIVED MATERIAL

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04/12/2005

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]

01/08/2013

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]

11/12/2007

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]

06/10/2007

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]

21/04/2007

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]

24/11/2006

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]

21/06/2005

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]

22/06/2006

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]

29/07/2005

The New Old Map of the Highlands

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26/10/2015

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