28 May 2014

'Free Crossing for Corran' Meets Council

The drive to secure the future of the Corran Narrows crossing took a positive step forward this week as consultations began between the Free Crossing for Corran campaign and Highland Council, current operators of the Corran Ferry.

The sustainable future of the crossing was at the heart of discussions, with additional commitments from the council to consult more widely on the impact of increasing fares on business and communities.

The Free Crossing for Corran campaign also secured a commitment from Highland Council to negotiate an improved maintenance schedule for the ferries serving the Corran Narrows. Currently the MV Corran’s annual re-fit takes place in October, clashing with the highly popular Mull Rally, and causing dangerous tailback queues and frustrating delays at Corran, spilling out onto the main A82 trunk route north.

FCC Chairman, Tony Boyd said, “ Highland Council recognises the vital nature of this connection for our businesses and communities. Its future must be secured as we cannot survive the impact of the current fares regime and we are looking to Highland Council and the Scottish Government to support the crossing and the communities of the peninsulas and beyond.”

The current ferry crossing bridges a 500 metre stretch of water on Loch Linnhe in West Highland Lochaber, providing a lifeline connection for businesses and communities on the Ardnamurchan and Morvern peninsulas and on to the Isle of Mull.

The service - the second busiest in the whole country - has come under increasing pressure over the past two years with massive fares increases of up to 40% over a single 12 month period. Amidst outrage and genuine fears for the viability of life and work on the north side of the water, a campaign – Free Crossing for Corran – was established to work towards a long-term sustainable free crossing at the Corran Narrows.

Members of FCC met with Highland Council convenor Drew Hendry, and Community Services chairman and director, Graham MacKenzie and William Gilfillan. The meeting was convened and chaired by Lochaber Area leader Cllr Thomas MacLennan.

FCC member, David Ogg, from Acharacle Community Council said, “This was a positive and frank discussion, and we hope the fresh approach of the new heads of Community Services will help produce an imaginative and sustainable solution for future of the crossing. FCC will ensure that the Council has the full picture on the impact of the fares increases on our communities before councillors meet in November to agree their way forward.”

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

KILCHOAN

The service on Sunday 1st June will be at 11.00am and will be conducted by John Thomson.

27 May 2014

Community Council meeting - Agenda for June meeting

The agenda for the meeting to be held on Monday 2nd June is available here.

Clare Holohan Visit

Clare's next date for massage and herbal medicine treatments at the Kilchoan Learning Centre will be Monday 16th June.

Clare Holohan, BSc (Hons) MNIMH
Medical Herbalist, Massage & Aromatherapist

The Manse, Lochaline, Morvern, PA80 5UU
07903 922 781
www.westhighlandherbal.co.uk

22 May 2014

Football Match

Kilchoan FC v Mallaig.  This Saturday, 24th May, Kilchoan Community Centre pitch, kick-off 4.30pm.

Pink Ribbon Event

Glenborrodale Castle invites you to a 'Pink Ribbon Event', Saturday June 21st, 7.00pm.
Click on poster to enlarge.

19 May 2014

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

KILCHOAN

The service on Sunday 25th May will be at 2.00pm and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

Please note please if you need the services of the church while Rev. Fiona Ogg has no phone please contact Ella Gill on 01967 431 834 or Bridget Cameron on 01972 510 284.

14 May 2014

Sunday Service



CHURCH of SCOTLAND

KILCHOAN

The service on Sunday 18th May will be at 11.00am and will be conducted by Jean Whitton.

Please note please if you need the services of the church while Rev. Fiona Ogg has no phone please contact Ella Gill on 01967 431 834
or Bridget Cameron on 01972 510 284.

11 May 2014

Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid week is from 11th to 17th May. The Sunday School will be doing a sponsored walk again. If you would like to donate/sponsor a child (or join the walk) please contact Bridget Cameron or May Angus before 18th May.

7 May 2014

Sunday Service



CHURCH of SCOTLAND

KILCHOAN

The service on Sunday 11th May will be at 2.00pm and will be conducted by John Shields.

Please note please if you need the services of the church while Rev. Fiona Ogg has no phone please contact Ella Gill on 01967 431 834
or Bridget Cameron on 01972 510 284.