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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

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

We Are Macmillan Cancer Support - Thanks for Your Support

Thanks to all who supported the Baking and Produce Car Boot Sale last month. As a result of your efforts £660 was raised. Special thanks also to those who collect coins throughout the year for the bucket collection. This year the bucket raised £190. SCO 39907 ... [more]

07/08/2018

Duncan Afloat Updates

23rd October Day 100 has proved disastrous for Duncan. His onboard electrics have failed and he sent for rescue before his communications failed totally. He is safe on a merchant tanker heading for New York. Get updates at: Duncan Updates ... [more]

26/08/2018

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

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]

03/07/2017

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]

03/07/2017

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]

24/02/2017

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]

21/10/2016

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

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12/03/2018

CALENDAR

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04/05/2012

Assynt Craft and Produce Market

Made In Assynt Craft and Produce Markets showcase talented artists, crafts people & crofters from Assynt and the surrounding areas, and provides access to a fine selection of locally grown and produced food. At each of these Highland craft fairs you are likely to find a great variety of goods for sale, including: local pottery, glassware, jewellery, clothing, knitting yarns, horn craft, book ... [more]

28/09/2018

Harvest Thanksgiving in Lochinver Parish Church

Harvest Thanksgiving Service in Church of Scotland at 10am on Sunday 30th September to which all are warmly invited. Harvest gifts will be taken to Blythswood for the Highland Food bank. Church open for donations on Saturday 29th from 11am till 1pm. Items such as tins of mince or stew and tins of tuna, jars of pasta sauce, sugar, cartons of HT milk and small packets of washing powder have ... [more]

30/09/2018

RNLI FIsh Supper & Quiz

On Friday 5th October in An Cala Restaurant at 7pm. £10 entry fee per person (inc fish and chips). Maximum 11 tables/ teams of 4 people. BYO Soft drinks, desserts, tea and coffee available throughout the evening. Call Karen on 01571 844318 ( Pre-booking essential) ... [more]

05/10/2018

Harvest Thanksgiving in Old Free Presbyterian Church Stoer

Service to be held on Sunday 7th October from 12.30pm till 1pm. Non-denominational Service taken by Reverend William Paterson. All very welcome. Please feel free to bring some produce eggs, cabbage, jam etc and take something away at the end. ... [more]

07/10/2018

Lichen Identification Workshop

Assynt Field Club has obtained funding from CALL to run an Identification Workshop for the Lichens of the Atlantic Hazel Woodlands in Assynt. Andy Acton is the leading lichen expert we have employed, who has carried out many Atlantic Woodland Surveys, including in Argyll, and also wrote the Plantlife Lichen leaflet, along with Anna. The course is 5 days long, and runs from Sunday, 14th October ... [more]

14/10/2018

Assynt Field Club Meeting

Thursday 18th October Scottish Wildcat Action: The Complicated Conservation of a Critically Endangered Cat. Dr. Keri Langridge (Scottish Natural Heritage) 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]

18/10/2018

Assynt Craft and Produce Market

Made In Assynt Craft and Produce Markets showcase talented artists, crafts people & crofters from Assynt and the surrounding areas, and provides access to a fine selection of locally grown and produced food. At each of these Highland craft fairs you are likely to find a great variety of goods for sale, including: local pottery, glassware, jewellery, clothing, knitting yarns, horn craft, book ... [more]

19/10/2018

Assynt Field Club Event

Wednesday 24th October Family Wildlife Surveying Day. Start and finish at Flossie’s beach store, Clachtoll; 11am-1pm 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 t ... [more]

24/10/2018

Assynt Field Club Meeting

Thursday 15th November Monterey: Having a Whale of a Time David McAllister 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). Any queries t ... [more]

15/11/2018

Assynt Craft and Produce Christmas Market

Made In Assynt Craft and Produce Markets showcase talented artists, crafts people & crofters from Assynt and the surrounding areas, and provides access to a fine selection of locally grown and produced food. At each of these Highland craft fairs you are likely to find a great variety of goods for sale, including: local pottery, glassware, jewellery, clothing, knitting yarns, horn craft, book ... [more]

24/11/2018

Macmillan Cancer Christmas Sale

Saturday 1st December The Annual Macmillan Cancer Support (Lochinver Branch) Christmas Sale will be held in Locniver Village Hall starting at 2pm. ... [more]

01/12/2018

Assynt Field Club Meeting

Thursday 13th December Life on Handa Jenny Grant (Countryside Ranger for Wester Ross) 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). An ... [more]

13/12/2018

Assynt Field Club Quiz and AGM

Thursday 17th January Quiz and A.G.M. (followed by wine and cheese) 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). Any queries to the S ... [more]

17/01/2019

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]

21/02/2019

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]

21/03/2019

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]

04/04/2019

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]

18/04/2019

News, Reports and Updates

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31/12/2011

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]

20/03/2006

PROGRAMMES OF EVENTS

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15/12/2004

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]

03/04/2018

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]

31/03/2018

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]

20/09/2018

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 Mondays from 2pm till 4pm in Lochinver Village Hall restarting 16th January 2017. All welcome. ... [more]

16/01/2017

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

This map can be downloaded at: Jury's Map of the Highlands ... [more]

26/10/2015

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