31 Dec 2014

Sunday Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

KILCHOAN


The service on Sunday 4th January will be at 2.00pm and will be conducted by Rev. Fiona Ogg.

24 Dec 2014

Sunday Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

KILCHOAN

The service on Sunday 28th December will be at 11.00am and will be conducted by Rev. Fiona Ogg.

22 Dec 2014

Clare Holohan Visit

My next date for herbal medicine and massage treatments in Kilchoan will be Monday 5th January if you would like to make an appointment. 

I would also like to wish you a joyful festive season and a happy, healthy 2015

Best Wishes,

Clare Holohan, BSc (Hons) MNIMH
Medical Herbalist, Massage & Aromatherapist
07903 922781

Kilchoan Hotel - Opening Hours

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17 Dec 2014

Christmas Week Church Services

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

KILCHOAN

The service on Sunday 21st December will be at 2.00pm and will be conducted by Rev. Fiona Ogg.

The Christmas Eve service of carol will be at 4.00pm.

15 Dec 2014

Community council minutes - December

The meeting minutes are available here.

Many thanks to Ritchie for taking the minutes in my absence :)

Shop Opening Hours

The Ferry Stores
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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Tuesday 23rd Dec Open 9.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 5.30

Wednesday 24th Dec: Open 9:00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 4.30
Post Office closed from 12.30pm

Thursday 25th Dec - Happy Christmas!

Boxing Day 26th Dec: Open 11.30 - 3.00
Post Office CLOSED. Newspapers Available.

Saturday 27thDec: 9.15 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 5.30
Post Office closed from 12.30 pm


Sunday 28th Dec: Open 11.30 - 2.00
Newspapers Available.

Monday 29th Dec: Open 9.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 5.30

Tuesday 30th Dec: Open 9.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 5.30

Wednesday 31st Dec: Open 9.00 - 1.00 and 2.00 - 5.30
Post Office closed from 12.30pm

Thursday 1st Jan - Happy New Year!

Friday 2nd Jan: Open 11.30 - 3.00
Sorry, no ferry, no newspapers

13 Dec 2014

Church Breakfast

There is breakfast at 10am at the church tomorrow, Sunday, before the Family Service at 11am.

11 Dec 2014

Sunday Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

KILCHOAN

The service on Sunday 14th December will be at 11.00am and will be conducted by Rev. Fiona Ogg.

9 Dec 2014

Hand Made Wreaths for Sale

Peggy May is preparing some Christmas wreaths for sale at the Christmas Fair this Thursday and Friday 1pm to 7pm in the Kilchoan Gallery and Craft Shop. She was out in the storm this afternoon collecting different foliage from around the hills to make these beautiful wreaths. There is a limited amount so pop in earlier to get your handmade wreath.

Church Event Called Off

Due to the forecast bad weather, tomorrow's Advent Tea & Coffee event in the church has been cancelled.

WACDC Minutes

The minutes of the latest meeting of the West Ardnamurchan Community Development Company are available for download here.

As its name suggests, this is a locally-run company dedicated to the improvement of this community.  It is based on a membership which currently stands at 19 out of a local population of over 250.  The company is therefore very anxious to increase its membership, particularly as it faces important decisions in the coming months.

The current directors are Rachael Haylett (Chair), Jac Crosbie (Secretary), Jessie Colquhoun, Rosie Curtis, Davie Ferguson, Ritchie Dinnes, Maggie Hallsworth, Jon Haylett, Gill Haylett, Sharon MacLachlan.  They will be approaching people over the coming weeks asking them to join.

Alternatively, contact the Kilchoan Diary by email, and you'll be sent an application form.

8 Dec 2014

Advent Coffee & Teas

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Clare Holohan Visit

My next date for herbal medicine and massage treatments in Kilchoan will be Monday 15th December if you would like to book in.

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

07903 922781

4 Dec 2014

Christmas Fair

Kilchoan Crafts

Christmas Fair

@ The Steading


Thursday 11th and Friday 12th
from 1pm to 7pm

May's baking, mulled wine, mince pies
and a selection of gifts for Christmas

Sunday Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

KILCHOAN

The service on Sunday 7th December will be at 2.00pm and will be conducted by Rev. Fiona Ogg.

3 Dec 2014

Corran Battle Continues

This is the text of a press release from Free Crossing for Corran, issued today:

The community campaign to secure the future of the Corran crossing is seeking legal counsel to dismiss Highland Council claims that EU ‘State Aid’ rules prevent them from supporting the lifeline ferry service that connects some of the most fragile rural communities in the Highlands and Islands to the rest of the mainland.

This follows high-profile support from MSP John Finnie and former Council leader Dr Michael Foxley, who have both dismissed the authorities claims as a smokescreen.

The campaign is also calling for transparency in Council accounts and a place at the table in government talks to determine the future of the lifeline.

Following the recent Highland Council report and meeting on the current Corran Ferry service and its ever-increasing fares, and other council visits to the area, FC Corran met to respond to accusations from the council of a lack of community interest and claims that ‘State Aid’ prevented any local government financial support for the service.

Convenor, Tony Boyd, said, “The State Aid argument is simply a smokescreen for a council who are unwilling to deal proactively with this service. The EU rules do not apply and we are currently seeking legal advice on this. We are delighted that Mr Finnie has spoken out so categorically on the issue.”

The main obstacle to progress remains a lack of clear information on the true costs of the service, with no real picture on whether the service really runs at a loss, or if it is self-supporting.

Tony Boyd said, “The problem for the community and the campaign is that we are working in an information vacuum. Highland Council have supplied some figures in isolation, but what is needed is a complete audit of the ferry budgets to see the true picture of the finances of the operation, which is the second busiest crossing in Scotland.

“Local councillor Thomas MacLennan requested an audit back in the spring of this year on our behalf, and we are still waiting.”

The FCC group have also drawn up a list of key challenges for Highland Council and await the authority’s response with interest.
  1. Highland Council must provide accurate figures on Profit & Loss accounts and overall budget for the Corran Ferry, and carry out an audit as officially requested several months ago.
  2. Highland Council should publish the legal opinions on which they base their assertions on ‘State Aid’. FCC are seeking their own independent advice. 
  3. Highland Council must work with the community to look at cost savings, without compromising the service, rather than continuing to increase fares. The group welcome the new approach of the HC to have real consultation with the representatives of the group, but remain conscious of several recent ‘tick-the-box’ public engagements. 
  4. Highland Council must ensure that FCC and the community are clearly represented at the planned meeting between Highland Council and the Scottish Government - an ideal opportunity to demonstrate the Government’s stated aim of transparency. 
  5. Highland Council must take clear and committed action to ensure a long term, and sustainable, solution to the Corran Crossing, whether a fixed link or new vessels.