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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 Village Hall Needs Help - Urgently

The Committee is urgently seeking new, willing, hands-on, active members, especially people who are willing to give of their time to be an Office Bearer. They also need a Diary Secretary. If you feel able to help contact: Tina on 01571 844502. ... [more]

26/03/2018

Discover Assynt Survey

Discover Assynt (formerly Assynt Tourism Group) are asking for your help to complete this questionnaire. Visit Scotland have now pulled out of Assynt altogether and there will be NO visitor information hub in 2018. However they have promised the community a grant towards running some sort of visitor hub in the Old Lochinver Mission/An Cala building if we can pull together a business plan by ... [more]

14/01/2018

Friends of Assynt

The local Charity, the Friends of Assynt, has now been removed from the Scottish Charity Register. An emergency EGM in June decided to close the charity and disperse the funds. £2500 was donated to Community Care Assynt who run the Assynt Centre and £693 to Connect Assynt who provide community transport. Thanks to all who supported the Friends during their 28 year lifespan. ... [more]

21/11/2017

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

Clachtoll Broch Excavations

From 10th July 2017 until 30th September 2017, Monday to Saturday, excavations will be taking place at Clachtoll Broch. Come and see or volunteer to take part. Details about the dig and the chance to volunteer: Clachtoll Broch Excavations ... [more]

17/07/2017

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

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

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

School Term Dates Session 2017 - 2018

Autumn •Autumn term starts - 15 August 2017 •Autumn term ends - 6 October 2017 Winter •Winter term starts - 23 October 2017 •Winter term ends - 22 December 2017 Spring •Spring term starts - 8 January 2018 •Mid term break - 19 and 20 February 2018 •Spring term ends - 28 March 2018 Summer •Summer term begins - 16 April 2018 •Summer term ends - 29 June 2018 Public holidays •Good ... [more]

15/08/2017

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

CALENDAR

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

04/05/2012

Assynt Field Club Outing

Saturday, 26th May Visit to Handa Island organised by Loch Broom Field Club and led by Jenny Grant, former Handa Warden; meet at Tarbet pier in time for first boat about 10a.m; Further details from Ellie Ing (01854 613195) ... [more]

26/05/2018

Assynt Field Club Outing

Sunday, 27th 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 and to compare scores. Prize for the winners. Contact: Gwen Richards (01571 844032). ... [more]

27/05/2018

Highlife Highland Countryside Ranger Guided Walks in Assynt

Tuesday 29th May Clachtoll peat road 11-3pm Booking ref 000708ULLA Ranger led guided walk to see peatland wildlife, the Druid's cave and old rock carvings. Grade C; 8km. This event is donation only. No unaccompanied children. Booking is essential for all these walks. To book please visit https://booking.highlifehighland.com and use the booking reference number for this ... [more]

29/05/2018

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]

01/06/2018

Highlife Highland Countryside Ranger Guided Walks in Assynt

Tuesday 5th June Bone caves, Inchnadamph 11-2.30pm Booking ref 000709ULLA 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. Grade C. 5km. No unaccompanied children. Booking is essential for all these walks. To book please visit https://booking.highlifehighland.com a ... [more]

05/06/2018

Spoon Carving Workshop

Monday 11th June in Assynt Leisure Centre from 10am to 4pm £10. Suitable for age 11 and upwards. Booking Essential (susanpease1@gmail.com) Learn Scandinavian traditions of woodcarving. With expert tuition you will be guided to safely use hand tools such as a knife and axe to create your own spoon. ... [more]

11/06/2018

Assynt Field Club Outing

Saturday, 16th June Trip on Stornoway ferry to look for sea birds and cetaceans. Ferry leaves Ullapool at 10.30a.m. (check-in for passengers closes 10a.m.), arrives Stornoway 1 p.m.; leaves Stornoway at 3.30 p.m., (check-in for passengers closes 3.00p.m.) arrives Ullapool 6p.m. Buy your own ticket, cost £19.00 return. Contact: David Haines (01571 833361). ... [more]

16/06/2018

Highlife Highland Countryside Ranger Guided Walks in Assynt

Thursday 21st June Clachtoll Coastal walk 11-3pm Booking ref 000710ULLA Ranger led guided 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. Grade c; 4km. No unaccompanied children. Booking is essential for all these walks. To book please ... [more]

21/06/2018

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]

22/06/2018

Highlife Highland Countryside Ranger Guided Walks in Assynt

Tuesday 26th June The lost township of Dubh Clais, Lochinver 11-3pm Booking ref 000711ULLA Ranger led walk near Lochinver to 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. Grade B; 8km. Booking is essential for all these walks. To book please visit https://booking.highlifehighland.com ... [more]

26/06/2018

Assynt Field Club Outing

Sunday, 1st July Upper Badcall for coastal flowers. Meet at the road end (NC153417) at 11a.m.; bring lunch. Visiting an interesting saltmarsh and other shore-line/sea-cliff habitats. Distance c.1.5km, off paths. Contact: Ian Evans (01571 833241). ... [more]

01/07/2018

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]

06/07/2018

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]

20/07/2018

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]

03/08/2018

Assynt Field Club Outing

Thursday 9th August Walk to Stac Fada, site of the meteorite. Led by Pete Harrison North West Highlands Geopark. Meet at Stoer Cemetery at 6pm; 2km off path. This will be followed by a talk and discussion regarding new research into the meteorite at 7.30pm in Stoer Hall. Contact: Andy Summers (01571 844654) ... [more]

09/08/2018

Assynt Field Club Outing

Sunday, 12th August Loch Beannach, Little Assynt for insects. Exploring the insect life on the eastern edge 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. Contact: Ian Evans (01571 833241). ... [more]

12/08/2018

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]

17/08/2018

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]

31/08/2018

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]

14/09/2018

Assynt Field Club Outing

Sunday, 16th Sept. Fungus Foray, Little Assynt. Led by Bruce Ing. Meet at the main car park by the Tree Nursery at (NC153251) at 11a.m.; bring lunch. Distance c. 2km, on the Loop, Link and All Abilities Paths. Contact: Gwen Richards (01571 844032). ... [more]

16/09/2018

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]

28/09/2018

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 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

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 Summer Programme 2018

Assynt Field Club SUMMER PROGRAMME 2018 www.assyntwildlife.org.uk Saturday, 26th May Visit to Handa Island organised by Loch Broom Field Club and led by Jenny Grant, former Handa Warden; meet at Tarbet pier in time for first boat about 10a.m; Further details from Ellie Ing (01854 613195) Sunday, 27th May Annual Bird Race. How many birds can you see in a couple of hours on the St ... [more]

07/04/2018

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]

01/03/2018

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

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26/10/2015

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