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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

Lochinver Information Centre

The Visit Scotland Information Centre has moved to the former Mission Building beside the Harbour. Contact Details 01463 244118 e-mail: Lochinver I Centre Address: The Mission, Culag Park, Lochinver, Sutherland, IV27 4LE Opening Times Open 3 Apr 2017 - 29 Oct 2017 Monday 10:00 16:30 Tuesday 10:00 16:30 Wednesday 10:00 16:30 Thursday 10:00 16:30 Friday 10:00 16:30 Satur ... [more]

07/04/2017

Bill Smith is Assynt Highland Games Chieftain 2017

Bill Smith of Clachtoll Cottage and Croft has been selected as Games Chieftain 2017. ... [more]

12/04/2017

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

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]

09/11/2016

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

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]

01/01/2017

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]

01/01/2017

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]

07/06/2016

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]

25/04/2016

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]

20/08/2016

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

Scotbus Timetable for Service 809 Drumbeg to Ullapool

Local Bus Timetable 809 ... [more]

01/11/2016

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]

16/08/2016

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

Assynt Highland Games - STALL BOOKINGS

We would like to invite local stall holders to register for a pitch at the Highland Games to be held on Friday 11th August at the games field Lochinver. For more information and to register contact Helen Acreman on 01571 855215 or helenacreman@hotmail.co.uk ... [more]

11/08/2017

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

CALENDAR

Calendar is immediately below. To get News, Updates and Programmes, scroll down. ... [more]

04/05/2012

We are Macmillan Cancer Support AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Assynt Branch Committee will be held on Wednesday 26th April in the Assynt Centre at 7.30pm. We are looking for new helpers and Committee members. SCO 39907. ... [more]

26/04/2017

Bingo Night for RNLI

Friday 28th April in the Wayfarers Bar of the Culag Hotel at 7.30pm. £1 per bingo card. Chips at half time courtesy of Ken and Sheila. maximum 10 tables each with 4 persons. Various cash prizes, £50 sweepstake and raffle. Bookings with Karen Stewart (01571 844318) ... [more]

28/04/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Clachtoll Coastal walk

Tuesday May 02, 2017; 11am – 3pm Achmelvich coastal walk Come and see brilliant orchids, jewelled rocks and marvellous machair as we walk along a coastline steeped in crofting history, to the old mill at Altanabradhan. Meet at Achmelvich Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 058248. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk ... [more]

20/04/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Achmelvich coastal walk

Tuesday May 09, 2017; 11am – 3pm Bone Caves, Inchnadamph This is a fascinating 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. Meet at Bone Caves car park, 2.5miles south of Inchnadamph. Grid ref: NC 254179. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy 01571 84465 ... [more]

02/05/2017

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market Friday 5th May | 10am - 4pm 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. Refreshments sold to raise funds for local charities Location: Lochinver Village Hall Website: w ... [more]

05/05/2017

Wild Wood Weekend at Culag Woods Lochinver

Saturday 6th May at the White Shore, Culag Woods, Lochinver 6.30pm. Further details from Fiona at 01571 844368 or CCWT ... [more]

06/05/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Bone Caves, Inchnadamph

Tues 9 May Bone Caves, Inchnadamph 11-3pm Meet Bone Caves Car Park B Reindeer and ring ouzels, polar bears and eagles. All the walks are led by one of the Rangers. It is important 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 ... [more]

09/05/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Clachtoll Coastal walk

Tuesday May 23, 2017; 11am – 3pm Clachtoll Coastal walk Join us on this beautiful 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. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Co ... [more]

23/05/2017

Ranger Led Walk - The lost township of Dubh Clais

Thursday May 25, 2017; 11am – 3pm The lost township of Dubh Clais, Lochinver We will search out the ruins of the clearance township at Dubh Clais and learn about how they lived. Lots of woodland and river edge wildlife to see as well. Meet at Lochinver Village Hall, Main Street Lochinver. Grid ref: NC 094225. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy 01571 8 ... [more]

25/05/2017

Assynt Field Club Meeting

Sunday 28th 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) at 11 am. Finish at Stoer Lighthouse for lunch and compare scores. Prize for the winners. Contact: David Haines (01571 833361) ... [more]

28/05/2017

Gaelic in the landscape - a Guided Walk

29 May – Gaelic in the landscape A walk through woodland down to the coastline with a chance to explore place names and landscape features in Gaelic with local Gaelic tutor Clarinda. - Meet at lay-by on B869 above river at Torr a’ Ghamhna, grid ref. NC214323. - 11am-3pm. All walks are led by John Muir Trust staff. You are responsible for your own safety and that of your children. Dress ... [more]

29/05/2017

AGM of Culag Community Woodland Trust

Monday 29th May in the Community Room, Lochinver Village Hall at 7.30pm. Further details from Fiona at 01571 844368 or CCWT ... [more]

29/05/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Drumbeg peat road

Tuesday May 30, 2017; 11am – 3pm Drumbeg peat road Stunning walk in the remote Assynt "cnoc and loch" landscape. We will be walking through the Drumbeg common grazing land full of history and teeming with wildlife. Meet at Drumbeg view point car park. Grid ref: NC 120330. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highla ... [more]

30/05/2017

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market 2nd June | 10am - 4pm 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. Refreshments sold to raise funds for local charities. Location: Lochinver Village Hall Website: www.ma ... [more]

02/06/2017

Target Zero Fun Run

The Target Zero Fun Run will be held on 9th June at the All Abilities Path, Little Assynt, south of Lochinver starting at 11am. Further details from Fiona at 01571 844368 or CCWT ... [more]

09/06/2017

Discover the secrets of Gleann Leireag

Tuesday June 20, 2017; 11am – 4pm Valley of the Trolls, Inchnadamph Walk with us on this brilliant walk in the valley of the trolls and see the fantastic flowers and view the evidence of stunning forces which have built mountains and created deep caves. Meet at Inchnadamph car park. Grid ref: NC 251216. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy 01571 844654 o ... [more]

12/06/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Valley of the Trolls

Tues 20 June Valley of the Trolls 11-4pm Meet Inchnadamph Car park C Secret caves, limestone plants, waterfalls. All the walks are led by one of the Rangers. It is important 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/ bo ... [more]

20/06/2017

Ranger Led walk - Clachtoll coastal walk

Thursday June 22, 2017; 11am – 3pm Clachtoll Coastal walk Join us on this beautiful 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. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00 ... [more]

22/06/2017

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market Friday 23rd June | 10am - 4pm 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. Refreshments sold to raise funds for local charities. Location: Lochinver Village Hall Website ... [more]

23/06/2017

Assynt Field Club Meeting

Sunday 25th June Bio Blitz at Glencanisp. Accompany Stephen Moran and Ian Evans for a bio blitz near the head of the loch and Abhainn Bad na h-Achlaise. Meet at Glencanisp Lodge car park at 11 am. (NC116221) Bring lunch. Contact: Andy Summers (01571 855309) ... [more]

25/06/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Achmelvich coastal walk

Tuesday June 27, 2017; 11am – 3pm Achmelvich coastal walk Come and see brilliant orchids, jewelled rocks and marvellous machair as we walk along a coastline steeped in crofting history, to the old mill at Altanabradhan. Meet at Achmelvich Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 058248. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.u ... [more]

27/06/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Glen Leireag

Thursday June 29, 2017; 11am – 3pm Secrets of Glen Leireag, Drumbeg Visit the lost township of Glen Leireag and discover the secrets of this magical woodland glen. Seek out moorland wildlife and golden eagles. Meet at Nedd Bridge, 2 miles east of Drumbeg. Grid ref: NC 148315. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov ... [more]

29/06/2017

Walk an old route along the south side of Quinag

3 July – Walk an old route along the south side of Quinag Explore the wildlife and plants with local naturalist Ian Evans. - Meet at Layby on A837 alongside Loch Assynt, grid ref. NC202260. - 11am-1pm. 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 ... [more]

03/07/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Bone Caves, Inchnadamph

Thursday July 06, 2017; 11am – 3pm Bone Caves, Inchnadamph This is a fascinating 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. Meet at Bone Caves car park, 2.5miles south of Inchnadamph. Grid ref: NC 254179. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy 01571 ... [more]

06/07/2017

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market Friday 7th July | 10am - 4pm 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. Refreshments sold to raise funds for local charities. Location: Lochinver Village Hall Website: ... [more]

07/07/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Elphin to Lochinver

Tuesday July 18, 2017; 7.30am –5pm Elphin to Lochinver The long but fantastic journey through the heart of Assynt past the foot of Suilven. 14 miles 23km. Booking essential. Meeting place given out on booking. Grade D. Adults £15.00, conc. £7.50. Contact Andy 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk All the walks are led by one of the Rangers. It is important that you ... [more]

18/07/2017

Ranger Led Event - Rockpools at Clachtoll

Thursday July 20, 2017; 11am – 2pm Rockpools at Clachtoll Beach We have some of the best rock pools in the British Isles. Join us and meet some of the really weird wildlife living here. Rocks can be steep and slippery. Booking essential. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Children £3.50. Contact Andy 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk All the walk ... [more]

20/07/2017

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market 21st July | 10am - 4pm 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. Refreshments sold to raise funds for local charities. Location: Lochinver Village Hall Website: www.m ... [more]

21/07/2017

Assynt Field Club Meeting

Sunday 23rd July Flowers of the Limestone beside Na Luirgean and Loch Urigill. Meet at the path on the north side of the A835, east of the bridge over the Ledmore River (NC231121 or nearest safe place) at 10.30 am. Bring lunch. Contact: Ian Evans (01571 833241) ... [more]

23/07/2017

Ranger Led Event - Rockpools at Clashnessie

Tuesday July 25, 2017; 2pm – 4pm Rockpools at Clashnessie Hermit crabs, starfish and much, much more! Join us and meet some of the really weird wildlife living here. Rocks can be steep and slippery. Booking essential. Meet at Clashnessie beach car park. Grid ref: NC 058310. Children £3.50. Contact Andy 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk All the walks are led by one of ... [more]

25/07/2017

Ranger Led Event - Bothy Tales & Marshmallows

Thursday July 27, 2017; 11am – 3pm Bothy Tales and Marshmallows, Lochinver A walk from Glencanisp Lodge to Suileag Bothy near the foot of Suilven, kindle a fire and toast marshmallows and hear some 'tales of the bothies' with story teller Griogar Dawson Allen. Meet at Glencanisp Lodge - carpark behind the lodge. Grid ref: NC 116222. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family ... [more]

27/07/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Clachtoll Coastal walk

Thursday August 03, 2017; 11am – 3pm Clachtoll Coastal walk Join us on this beautiful 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. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24. ... [more]

03/08/2017

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market 4th August | 10am - 4pm 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. Refreshments sold to raise funds for local charities. Location: Lochinver Village Hall Website: www. ... [more]

04/08/2017

Ranger Led Event - Clachtoll Sand Sculptures

Tuesday August 08, 2017; 11am – 3pm Clachtoll Sand Sculpture Contest and Seashore Day Why not enter the contest for the best sand sculpture starting 11am? Judging and prize giving at 1.30pm .bOr just come along to admire the many amazing sculptures for free! Loads of really good prizes. Followed by seashore activities in the afternoon. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 0 ... [more]

08/08/2017

Ranger Led Event - Treasure hunt, Culag Woods

Thursday August 10, 2017; 2pm – 4pm Treasure Hunt in the Culag Woods, Lochinver Family fun in the Community woodland. Search for animal clues and gather the evidence! Meet at Woodside car park, Culag Woods, past Lochinver Primary on the road to Inverkirkaig. Grid ref: NC 093215. Grade A. Adults free, kids. £3.50. Contact Andy 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.gov.uk All ... [more]

10/08/2017

Mountain walk up Quinag with Rangers

Monday August 14, 2017 10.00am - 5.00pm Quinag Mountain Walk Explore this fantastic Assynt mountain (808m). Look for Mountain Hares and Ptarmigan. If the weather is not good we will do a shorter low level walk. This is a joint walk with the John Muir Trust. Booking essential. Meeting place given on booking. Grade D. Adults £15.00, conc. £7.50. Contact Andy 01571 844654 or andy.s ... [more]

14/08/2017

Mage in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market Friday 18th August | 10am - 4pm 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. Refreshments sold to raise funds for local charities. Location: Lochinver Village Hall Websi ... [more]

18/08/2017

Assynt Field Club Outing to Forsinard

b]Monday 21st August Train from Lairg to R.S.P.B. Forsinard. Catch the 08.53 train from Lairg station to arrive in Forsinard at 10.21. Spend about three and a half hours at the reserve and visitor centre. Leave there at 13.47 to return to Lairg at 15.12. Share transport to Lairg if possible and book your own ticket beforehand. Bring lunch (hot drinks sold at visitor centre). Ent ... [more]

21/08/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Bone Caves, Inchnadamph

Tuesday August 22, 2017; 11am – 3pm Bone Caves, Inchnadamph This is a fascinating 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. Meet at Bone Caves car park, 2.5miles south of Inchnadamph. Grid ref: NC 254179. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy 01571 ... [more]

22/08/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Suilven

Tuesday August 29, 2017; 9am – 6pm Suilven Mountain Walk Join us on a walk to the top of Assynt’s most famous mountain, with some wonderful views. This is a strenuous walk. If the weather is not good, we will do a shorter low level walk. Booking essential. Meeting place given out on booking. Grade D. Adults £15.00, conc. £7.50. Contact Andy 01571 844654 or andy.summers@highland.go ... [more]

29/08/2017

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market Friday 1st Sept | 10am - 4pm 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. Refreshments sold to raise funds for local charities. Location: Lochinver Village Hall Website: ... [more]

01/09/2017

Ranger Led Event - Fungi at Culag Woods

Tuesday September 05, 2017; 11am – 2pm Fungi in 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. Meet at Woodside car park, Culag Woods, past Lochinver Primary on the road to Inverkirkaig. Grid ref: NC 093215. Grade B. Adults £4.50, conc. £3.50, family £15.00. Co ... [more]

05/09/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Culkein to Old Man of Stoer

Tuesday September 12, 2017; 11am – 5pm Culkein to Stoer Lighthouse Amazing cliff top walk round the point and past the Old Man of Stoer. Great for seabirds, bonxies, peregrines, seals and we may even see some dolphins. We will leave a vehicle at the lighthouse to take people back to their cars. Meet at the Beach at Culkein Stoer. Grid ref: NC 038332. Grade C. Adults £9.00, conc. ... [more]

12/09/2017

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market Friday 15th September | 10am - 4pm 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. Refreshments sold to raise funds for local charities. Location: Lochinver Village Hall We ... [more]

15/09/2017

Assynt Field Club Meeting

Sunday 17th Sept. Shell-collecting at Oldshoremore. Meet at 11 am. at the car park beside the cemetery in Oldshoremore (NC202584). Search for cowries, sunsets, arks, carpets, and gapers (to name but a few). You may even find a necklace, slit limpet or a pea urchin! Bring lunch. Contact: Ian Evans (01571 833241) ... [more]

17/09/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Lost township of Dubh Clais

Tuesday September 19, 2017; 11am – 3pm Dubh Clais Clearance village We will search out the ruins of the clearance township at Dubh Clais and learn about how they lived. Lots of woodland and river edge wildlife to see as well. Meet at Lochinver Village Hall, Main Street Lochinver. Grid ref: NC 094225. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24.00. Contact Andy 01571 844654 or ... [more]

19/09/2017

Ranger Led Walk - Clachtoll Coastal walk

Tuesday September 26, 2017; 11am – 3pm Clachtoll Coastal walk Join us on this beautiful 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. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Grade B. Adults £9.00, conc. £5.00, family £24. ... [more]

26/09/2017

Nut collection walk.with John Muir Trust

2 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-3pm. All walks are led by John Muir Trust staff. You are responsible for your own safety and that of your children. Dress appro ... [more]

02/10/2017

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market Friday 13th October | 10am - 4pm 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. Refreshments sold to raise funds for local charities. Location: Lochinver Village Hall Webs ... [more]

13/10/2017

Made in Assynt - Christmas Craft & Produce Market

Made in Assynt - Craft & Produce Market Friday 25th Nov| 10am - 4pm 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. Refreshments sold to raise funds for local charities. Location: Lochinver Village Hall Website: ... [more]

25/11/2017

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

Highland Council Ranger Service Guided Walks in ASSYNT 2017

Highland Council Ranger Service Guided Walks in ASSYNT 2017 (a short summary) Thurs 20 April Clachtoll Coastal walk 11-3pm Clachtoll Beach Car Park B Celtic Broch, dolphins, and ancient fossils. Tues 2 May Achmelvich coastal walk 11-3pm Achmelvich beach car park B Orchids, runrigs, otter tracks and clack mills. Tues 9 May Bone Caves, Inchnadamph 11-3pm Bone Caves Car ... [more]

20/04/2017

Quinag guided walks programme 2017 with John Muir Trust

Quinag guided walks programme 2017 29 May – Gaelic in the landscape A walk through woodland down to the coastline with a chance to explore place names and landscape features in Gaelic with local Gaelic tutor Clarinda. - Meet at lay-by on B869 above river at Torr a’ Ghamhna, grid ref. NC214323. - 11am-3pm. 12 June – Discover the secrets of Gleann Leireag Visit ancient dwellings and a ... [more]

10/04/2017

Assynt Field Club Summer Programme 2017

Assynt Field Club SUMMER PROGRAMME 2017 Sunday 28th 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) at 11 am. Finish at Stoer Lighthouse for lunch and compare scores. Prize for the winners. Contact: David Haines (01571 83 ... [more]

16/04/2017

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]

11/08/2011

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]

01/07/2007

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

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26/10/2015

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