30 Jun 2017

CLOSING DOWN

This site is closing down.

To replace it, there are two boxes in the right-hand column of the Kilchoan Diary, one for 'Upcoming Events' and one for 'Local Services & Information'.

28 Jun 2017

Sunday Service



CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 2nd July, will be at 11.00am, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

21 Jun 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 25th June, will be at 11.00am, and will be conducted by Rev Stuart Robertson.

15 Jun 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 18th June, will be at 2.00pm, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

7 Jun 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 11th June, will be at 11.00am, and will be conducted by Rev John Thomson.

30 May 2017

Upcoming Learning Centre Events

Nature Printing Workshop

On Friday 9th June Jill Blease will be taking a workshop on Nature Printing between 2pm – 5pm. She will be teaching how to create beautiful hand printed images using natural objects e.g leaves, flowers, shells, feathers and fish to make prints on paper and fabric. The fee for this course is £10, this includes materials.

Due to a limit in numbers please contact us to book your place.

Elephant Conservation in Malawi Talk

On Thursday 6th July a talk on Elephant Conservation in Malawi will be given by Hannah Pollock at 7pm. The fee for this talk is £5 and all proceeds from this event will go towards this very worthy conservation cause.

It would be helpful if booking were made in advance for this talk.

If you would like to book for either one or both events or require any further information please contact us at: 01397 874260 or Email: claire.pepper.whc@uhi.ac.uk or dianne.frame.whc@uhi.ac.uk

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 4th June, will be at 11.00am, and will be conducted by Rev John Thomson.

24 May 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 28th May, will be at 11.00am, and will be conducted by Rev John Shields.

17 May 2017

WACC Minutes

The draft minutes of the recent West Ardnamurchan Community Council meeting are available here.

Kilchoan Runathon

The 2017 Kilchoan Runathon will be both ending at and passing by the Community Garden. There will be tea and cake for both onlookers and runners - with all proceeds going to the Community Bus fund. See you there.

Gill Blease

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 21st May, will be at 11.00am, and will be conducted by Rev John Shields.

26 Apr 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 30th April, will be at 11.00am, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

19 Apr 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 23rd April, will be at 2.00pm, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

16 Apr 2017

Coffee Morning

Ardnamurchan Parish Church is holding a coffee morning at Kilchoan Community Centre on Easter Monday, 17th April, between 10.30 and 12.30 - there's home baking available!

12 Apr 2017

Marine Protected Area - Talk

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Easter Sunday Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service on Easter Sunday, 16th April, conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg, will be at 11.00am and will include communion.

11 Apr 2017

WACDC Board Minutes

The draft minutes of the recent meeting of the directors of the West Ardnamurchan Community Development Company are available to download here.

5 Apr 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 9th April, will be at 2.00pm, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

Community Council Meetings

The WACC AGM on Monday will be followed by....
....the usual monthly meeting.

29 Mar 2017

Sunday Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 2nd April, will be at 11.00am, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

23 Mar 2017

Plant Propagation Course

Plant Propagation Course
Only a few places remaining!

When: Friday March 31st
Where: Kilchoan Centre
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Gill Blease
Cost: £10.00 including free plants!
Please contact Claire at Kilchoan Centre by midday on Monday 27th March if you would like to book a place.

22 Mar 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 26th March, will be at 2.00pm, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

20 Mar 2017

WACC Minutes

The draft minutes of last Monday's West Ardnamurchan Community Council meeting are available for download here.

15 Mar 2017

8 Mar 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 12th March, will be at 2.00pm, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

6 Mar 2017

Courses at Kilchoan Learning Centre

Claire Pepper at Kilchoan Centre adds, "We have been approached by members of the community and asked to arrange the following courses: Quad Bike; Ride on Mower Training; and Dog Scent Training. We are keen to arrange these but we have to have a minimum number of participants before the course can go ahead. If you are interested in attending one of these courses please contact me on 01397 874260 or email claire.pepper.whc@uhi.ac.uk"

Fish Van to Visit Kilchoan

Looking for fresh fish? The Buckie Fresh Fish van will start fortnightly visits on Wednesday March 15th. It'll be outside the shop between 2.30 and 3.00pm, and at the Community Centre from 3.00 to 3.30pm.

It's starting this service on a trial basis. To make these visits worthwhile, it will need regular support.

3 Mar 2017

The Ferry Stores - Community Meeting

The following are the main points from last night’s community meeting with An Roth Trading Ltd, which over fifty people attended:

An Roth have now completed most of the work they were contracted to do by the West Ardnamurchan Community Development Company, this including 
  • Three surveys of the shop premises - fuel station, house site and shop site
  • The shop was valued at £40,000, the house at £120,000, and the goodwill had no value
  • An Roth were unable to carry out a valuation of the stock
  • A subsequent specialist damp survey identified up to £70,000 of repairs which needed to be done in the shop and house, including woodworm and damp. This has to be factored in to the values of the house and shop.
  • A visual check of the petrol station identified no problems with the underground tank and electrics, but noted that the pumps needed to be replaced.
  • A survey of community opinion, to which there were 134 replies, identified about 8 volunteers who might work in the shop of whom all have had retail experience. It showed a majority who, if the shop was bought by the community, favoured that it be leased out.
  • Meetings with key stakeholders, such as local businesses and those involved in tourism
  • Two community meetings, and meetings with the directors of WACDC and a small, temporary working group
  • Advice to WACDC as to actions it needed to take if the shop suddenly closed
  • Background work on the models the community could develop to run the shop
  • Sources of funding for the purchase and repairs
  • Working with the executors of Jonathan’s estate to help to identify 'expressions of interest' from private purchasers of the shop, with the result that three parties, two wishing to lease, one to buy, have come forward.
However, our registration under the Community Right to Buy legislation is causing problems to the executors of Jonathan Ball’s estate as it discourages potential buyers and lessees. For example, if the executors enter into negotiations with a buyer, we could exercise our CRtB. We could also exercise it at time of purchase at the end of a lease, by which time the lessee might have much improved the business. If we don’t exercise it, then our CRtB immediately lapses, though it can be renewed.

At the end of the meeting, a secret, non-binding ballot was conducted. It offered two choices:

1. The community should take no action at this time, and should indicate that it will not exercise its option to buy under the CRtB legislation, thus freeing the executors to negotiate a sale or lease;
2. The community should enter into immediate negotiations with the executors with a view to buying the shop.

The result of the ballot was:

1: 43 votes
2: 3 votes.


An Roth’s final report should be presented to the directors of WACDC within two weeks. It is a public document and will be widely circulated.

WACDC’s board of directors meets on 29th March to discuss the report and make decisions, but will be heavily swayed by the result of last night’s ballot.

1 Mar 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 5th March, will be at 11.00am, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

28 Feb 2017

World Day of Prayer

Friday 3rd March 2017

On March 3rd men, women and children from many different backgrounds and traditions in over 180 countries will gather to observe the World Day of Prayer, using an order of service written by Christian women from The Philippines and translated into over a 1,000 different languages and dialects. The day will begin in Tonga and New Zealand in the east and continue throughout the day to Samoa and Alaska in the west.

The theme of the service is "Am I being unfair to you?”

Be part of this by joining us at Kilchoan's Ardnamurchan Parish Church at 10.30am.

The Ferry Stores: Community Meeting

All residents of West Ardnamurchan are invited to a meeting on Thursday evening, 2nd March, 7pm in the Community Centre, to discuss the shop. A draft report on the options open to the community will be presented by An Roth.

26 Feb 2017

Stewart Pote

Stewart Pote died last Tuesday.

There will be a celebration of Stewart's life next Saturday, 4th March, starting at 12 midday at the New Graveyard.

Those attending are asked to wear bright clothes.

22 Feb 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 26th February, will be at 2.00pm, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

15 Feb 2017

Machine Sewing Course


Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 19th February, will be at 11.00am, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

14 Feb 2017

Sonachan Rummage Sale

Join our Event page to get updates of all the items in the Big Shed Sale at Sonachan on Saturday 18th Feb 2017, 12-4 pm. You can get soup, teas coffees and home baking and maybe stovies if Sheen gets round to making them.

We're having our version of a yard sale with lots of handy things folk may be after:
Roll of carpet
Internal and external doors - including a nice set of ,Solid wood 3 door bi- fold patio doors.
Lots of indian tree crockery and other bit of retro and modern crockery
Glasses
Canvases, paintings, mirrors
Bedside cabinets
Headboards
Couches
Decorative 'knick knacks'
Light fixtures
....and lots of stuff to stock up your shed with plumbing bits and electrical spares
We also have a lovely cream Aga in good condition
Lots of other bits and bobs too, so come over on Saturday and have a rummage! And if you’re fancying some of the goods but can’t make Saturday let us know and we could arrange another day for you to check it out.

Photos being posted in the 'discussion' on this event page so have a wee look at https://www.facebook.com/events/181554458997806/.

CASH OR CARD

Ferry Stores - Meeting with An Roth


Community Meeting


The Future of the

Ferry Stores

A Report from An Roth


Thursday 2nd March, 7.00pm in the Kilchoan Community Centre


An Roth, the company which has been carrying out, on behalf of the community, an appraisal of the Ferry Stores, will report on its findings.



Come along and express your views.

9 Feb 2017

Ferry Stores Survey

If you haven't already done it, tomorrow, Friday, is the last chance to complete the survey on the future of the Ferry Stores. It's easiest to complete it on-line at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/F2ZPM9X or you can pick up a paper copy of the survey from the shop or Community Centre, and return the completed form to the same places - there are boxes available. Finally, you can download the form here and return it completed to the shop or Community Centre.

A public meeting to receive and discuss An Roth's draft final report will take place on Thursday March 2nd at 7pm in the Community Centre.

Jon Haylett

8 Feb 2017

Sunday Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 12th February, will be at 2.00pm, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

2 Feb 2017

Shop Survey

As part of the process of preparing a report for the community on the future of the Ferry Stores, An Roth is asking all residents of West Ardnamurchan to complete a short survey. This can be done in any one of four ways - the first is the easiest:

1. Complete an on-line survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/F2ZPM9X

2. Pick up a paper copy of the survey from the shop or Community Centre, and return the completed form to the same places - there are boxes available.

3. Download the form here and return it completed to the shop or Community Centre

4. Contact me and I will get a form to you.

Please help anyone whom you are aware may have difficulty in obtaining, completing and/or returning their survey.

A community meeting, at which An Roth will present a draft final report, is scheduled for 2nd March.

Jon Haylett

1 Feb 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 5th February, will be at 11.00am, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

27 Jan 2017

Fish Van

The fish van from Buckie which currently goes to Acharacle on Wednesdays is willing to come down to Kilchoan as from April, if enough people will support it.

This is a wonderful opportunity, once again, to get fresh fish in Kilchoan.

If you are willing to support the van then please sign up at the shop or the Community Centre, or contact Pat MacPhail on 371 who will add your name to the list.

25 Jan 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 29th January, will be at 2.00pm, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

18 Jan 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 22nd January, will be at 11.00am, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.

12 Jan 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 15th January, will be at 2.00pm, and will be conducted by Harry Jeffery.

4 Jan 2017

Church Service

CHURCH of SCOTLAND

Kilchoan

The service this Sunday, 8th January, will be at 11.00am, and will be conducted by Rev Fiona Ogg.