31 Jul 2013
29 Jul 2013
This year’s West Ardnamurchan Show & Sports was another resounding success with large crowds packing Kilchoan Playing Field. The success of the day was largely due to the perfect weather conditions which surpassed all expectations. The day hadn’t started out as planned with a sea fog stopping the first ferry from Tobermory running; this in turn affected the start of the Agriculture Show as we waited for the Sheep Judge to arrive from Mull. However the delay didn’t affect the running of the event and only provided for a well supported and entertaining Show. Thanks this year go to Sis MacDougall from Tobermory who judged the competitions and commented on the high quality of the entrants.
The main events of the day ran like clockwork, largely due to the support of volunteers and the hard work of the Committee.
My thanks go to everyone who attended the Show & Sports and donated money so generously at the gate. A huge thanks also has to go to the large number of volunteers who make all the difference to the success of the Show, this includes: all those who prepared the Playing Field; everyone who assisted with the setting up of the Show Field; all those to assisted with the tidy-up and repacking operation; Marjorie and Dodi; competition Judges; Emergency Responders; Lynn Prewitt; Kilchoan Community Centre; BBQ & Bar helpers; all those who assisted with competitions & races throughout the day.
Lastly, a massive thanks to the Show Committee members, family and friends for their continued hard work and commitment.
A full list of all prizewinners is available for download here.
Gus MacLean (Show Chairman)
25 Jul 2013
Anyone who has a doctor's appointment in the Community Centre is warned that the Senior event isn't likely to finish much before 2.15pm, so it would be advisable to get to the surgery in plenty of time.
All competitors should meet the organisers at midday, with their prams, at the car park below the shop.
24 Jul 2013
Saturday 27th: Kilchoan Football Club meets Mull Thistle, at the Kilchoan football pitch next to the Community Centre, kick off 2.30pm.
Sunday 28th: the Ardnamurchan Transitions team, the archaeologists who found the Viking boat burial, will be holding their Annual Open Day at Swordle. It runs from 10.30am to 3.30pm - follow the signs on the Swordle road.
Monday 29th: the Transitions team will be giving a talk at the Kilchoan Community Centre at 8.00pm entitled "Past, Present & Future: Archaeology in Ardnamurchan". All Transitions team events are free.
Looking ahead, the Kilchoan Regatta is on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd August.
17 Jul 2013
16 Jul 2013
Hope to see you then.
Clare Holohan, BSc (Hons) MNIMH
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Corran Ferry, Lochaber: Low tides affect heavy goods vehicles
The operation of the Corran Ferry will be affected next week by extreme low tide.
Heavy goods vehicles will not be able to use the ferry between:
Every effort will be made to continue the service for cars but this is at the skipper’s discretion and will only be done if it is safe to do so. Actual times of disruption may vary slightly.
The Highland Council wishes to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause
15 Jul 2013
All entries should be taken to the show marquee between 10am and 11am on the morning of the show. Judging will start at 11.15am.
Children’s entries - £1 no matter how many classes are entered
Adult entries - £1 per class entered
If you have any questions please contact Pat Glenday on 01972 510354, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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The course fee is £375 and the tutor is Michael Currie.
If you would like to book a place please let me know, or if you know anybody who might be interested, please pass on this message.
If you have any queries or want to book, please get in touch on 01397 874260 or Pat.Glenday.email@example.com.