Now that Boating and Angling are allowed under this phase of the Scottish Governments CC19 response, the Sunart Moorings are open for locals to use and the Strontian Angling Club will be issuing Membership cards to enable local anglers to fish on Loch Doilet and in the rivers Strontian and Polloch. Tight lines!Boating, swimming and other sea-based activities are now allowed once again in Scotland under the new guidelines, but, please remember to respect the coastline.
Whether you’re local or not, whatever your ability or experience in your chosen sport or leisure activity, the sea can still catch you out and be unmerciful when it does.
The majority of beaches will not be lifeguarded. If you get into trouble call 999 and ask for the Coastguard and we will come to your aid. But coronavirus hasn’t gone away and we all need to follow the rules.
Remember your choices might put people, including yourself and frontline responders, at risk. Take extra care in these extraordinary times.
Technophobes Need Not Apply!! Can you lend a hand with our website? The Sunart Community Company is looking for a volunteer helper. As well as asking for more committee members to join the Board, we are looking for a volunteer that can spare a few hours per month keeping our web pages updated. Its built in Wordpress so in theory anyone with basic IT skills can update it. If you are sitting in 'lockdown' thinking about helping your local charity now here's your chance. Training will be be provided............. if you can spare a wee bit of time. Thank you! Just contact email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
With lockdown preventing the opening of Oakwood things have been a little quiet. However we are delighted to say that Lara van de Peer the Dail Mhor Project Officer has been working alongside the Sunart Helping Hands team, helping organise local hot meals and other services. As part of this work we secured £8,500 towards the Covid19 Community Response which will help fund local lunches, IT assistance and the additional services from Ewen’s Room. Ardgour Community Council will also receive some funds. This support comes from the Scottish Government Supporting Communities Fund distributed by Highlands & islands Enterprise. A big thank you to the regular weekday hot meal drivers for Dail Mhor, Fiona, Elaine, Lara, Laura, Holly and Mary. ... See MoreSee Less
Sunart Helpjng Hands - The Community Council met this afternoon and is updating its Resilience Plan. Representatives from the Fire Service and Ambulance Service were present as well as a rep from Sunart Community Renewables (who have confirmed readiness to assist should additional finance be required for a community response). Ewen’s Room Helpline has also offered help taking calls. - We agreed to use this Facebook page and the community council website for regular community updates and official advice from health professionals and emergency services locally. - we are drafting an information leaflet /survey to be delivered to every household within the next 7 days. - this leaflet will be both a request for volunteer helpers as well as a chance for anyone who might need some assistance in the weeks or months ahead to ask for it. - this leaflet/survey will also be available online and people can respond digitally too - we will be setting up a community helpline to enable residents isolated at home to get help with shopping, prescriptions, telephone contact etc. - So watch this space for more details and please respond to the flyer when it comes through your door, to let us know you need a helping hand or, if you think you can help as a ‘telephone’ volunteer, prescription or food delivery driver etc! Clearly many of us are going to be stuck at home whether voluntarily or following government advice. A great way to help will be to help on a rota taking phonecalls or to offer to keep in touch by phone with someone else who is stuck at home and may feel lonely. Again thank you to those who have made contact already. More soon..... ... See MoreSee Less
Oakwood - Tourism & Crafts - Strontian are open 12-3pm at weekends leading up to christmas, Come on in for some lovely local presents, and cards! We've got some great books, soaps, decorations and more! ... See MoreSee Less
Our Oakwood and Friends Christmas market was brilliant last night!
Thank you to everyone who had a stall and sold their fabulous crafts and creations, thank you to all our volunteers who made soup, ran the shop and set everything up And thank you to everyone who came to support, drink mulled wine and make it a great night! ... See MoreSee Less