Jul 282017
 

Gairloch Heritage Museum Volunteers Presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The award, which is the equivalent of the MBE, was presented at the Gairloch Sheep Dog Trials by the Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Janet Bowen.
More on Page 17

Gairloch Heritage Museum Queen's Award

Also in this issue:

  • G&DT goes online!
  • Free Inverewe Scottish Adventure Travel Film Festival Leaflet
  • Gairloch Boat Club Course Success!

And lots more!
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Jul 142017
 

Gairloch Primary Pupils Raise Over £800 for the RNLI, Coastguard and School Funds!

Find out more on page 11.

Gairloch Primary Pupils with the Crew of the Portree Lifeboat and Presenting the Cheque to Colin Pickering of HM Coastguard

Gairloch Primary Pupils with the Crew of the Portree Lifeboat and Presenting the Cheque to Colin Pickering of HM Coastguard

Also in this issue:

  • Gairloch & District Show Schedule and Set Recipe page 10
  • West Coast Arts Programme page 15
  • Laide Wood Update page 39

And lots more!
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Jun 302017
 

Bualnaluib Primary Rise to the Challenge!

Bualnaluib Primary walked away with two awards at the National Final of the First Minister’s Reading Challenge Awards Ceremony. Find out more on page 16.

Teacher Jennifer Coatsworth and pupils Albey Antony and Isla Maciver with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Teacher Jennifer Coatsworth and pupils Albey Antony and Isla Maciver with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Also in this issue:

  • Gairloch Highland Gathering schedule page 11
  • Gairloch High school FilmG Launch page 15
  • Local Celtman Success page 27

And lots more!
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Jun 162017
 

New Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team Base Opened

Team members, family and friends gathered for the opening of the new base in Dingwall on June 10th by Dave “Heavy” Whalley BEM MBE. Find out more on page 6.

New Dundonnell Mountain Rescue team base opened in Dingwall

Photograph by Angus Mackie, Scotland360

Also in this issue:

  • S1 Cairngorms Trip page 11
  • Gairloch Highland Gathering page 5
  • Community Events Galore page 6

And lots more!
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Jun 022017
 

On the Beach!

Thanks to a team of enthusiastic helpers led by Wester Ross Ranger Jenny Grant and SYHA Manager Mat Webster Red Point Beach was cleared and fifty bags of rubbish were removed! More on page 7.

Fifty bags of rubbish removed from Red Point beach

Also in this issue:

  • Sitooterie transformation!
  • 1st Wester Ross Air Scouts on Camp!
  • Lots of local wildlife activity!

And lots more!

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May 192017
 

Step-It-Up Walkers Delighted to be able to Sit Down

A new bench along the River Ewe provided a welcome rest for some of the Step-It-Up Walkers

A new bench along the River Ewe provided a welcome rest for some of the Step-It-Up Walkers (see page 24)

Also in this issue:

  • Successful Loch Ewe 75: WWII Festival pages 18 & 19
  • And lots more!

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May 052017
 

Young Photographer—Rotary Competition

Young Photographer Competition winners

[left] Charlotte, Arlene and Lucy with their certificates. [right] Natasha with her photograph and Brian Wojtunik of Dingwall Rotary Club

Lucy Hildrey (S2), Charlotte Brady (S2) and Arlene Morrison (S4) were recently awarded Commended Certificates for their entries into the Rotary International Young Photographer Competition. Natasha Browne from P5 Gairloch Primary School was the winner in the District heat for her age category. Two representatives from the Dingwall Rotary Club attended school assemblies at the end of last term to present the pupils with their framed certificates. Their photographs on the theme of ‘reflections’ are currently on display in the library for all to view. Well done to all the girls for their efforts.

Also in this issue:

  • GAMS installs new benches in Poolewe page 3
  • West Coast Arts Summer Programme revealed page 17
  • New RACP Exhibition Centre opens
  • Laide Wood update
  • And lots more!

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Apr 212017
 

Latest Improvement to the Sitooterie gets the Thumbs Up!

Russell enjoying the improved access to the Sitooterie with Jean and Jim Brown

Russell enjoying the improved access to the Sitooterie with Jean and Jim Brown

Russell Francis of Mellon Charles was delighted to be the first to try out the new paved areas in his wheelchair. “It’s great, so much easier than the last visit” said Russell, “and thank you so much to those who thought of us and provided this lovely easy access to such a beautiful garden.” More on Page 24

Also in this issue:

  • Gardens open page 41
  • Ullapool bus service update page 5
  • RoomHub? What’s that? page 39
  • And lots more!

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Apr 072017
 

Local Charity Hands over £162,000 to Highland Charities!

The Poolewe based charity, The Great Wilderness Challenge, has handed over £162,000 to nineteen Highland charities at an event in Inverness. Local beneficiaries include GAMS, Gairloch Community Car Scheme, Poolewe Swimming Pool and Gairloch Heritage Museum. Find out more on page 7.

The 31st Great Wilderness Challenge has handed over £162,000 to nineteen Highland charities

Also in this issue:

  • Loch Ewe WWII Festival page 24
  • Wildlife Column page 39
  • Red Squirrels arrive at Inverewe page 44

And lots more!
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Mar 242017
 

Congratulations to Gairloch High School Musicians on their first Competition Win!

Find out more on page 16.

Congratulations to Gairloch High School Musicians on their First Competition Win!

Also in this issue:

  • Inverewe Wins UK Top Garden Award page 45
  • Gairloch Community Council Minutes page 6
  • Wester Ross Marine Protected Area Celebrates 1st Birthday page 43

And lots more!
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