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6 days ago

Sunart Community Company

Fines for the Ariundle Oak Woodlands Track coming soon!
We are pleased to say that Forestry and Land Scotland have informed us that work will begin this week spreading fines (thats fine sand and gravel to you and me) on the top of the track and improving the car park and access. They are grateful for everyones patience in waiting for this shipment to arrive and some wet weather to bind the top together.
The other news is that work to re-recreate peatlands in the recently felled land near the river will begin in June, so there may be some temporary disruption but in both cases the woodland will remain open. Anyone visiting over the coming weeks is asked to follow any instructions from staff and / or temporary signage, if heavy machinery is in operation. (Please share this post to get the message out and about. Thanks.)
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This evenings view from Sròn an t-Sìthein. Perhaps this could form part of the next new community footpath in the area? Village to Carnoch Forestry?? Hopefully everyone has called in to Oakwood Tourism and Crafts to see the excellent new leaflet listing our local access routes, published by the volunteer Footpath Working Group!
(Photo credit Tom Hilder)
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This evenings view from Sròn an t-Sìthein. Perhaps this could form part of the next new community footpath in the area? Village to Carnoch Forestry?? Hopefully everyone has called in to Oakwood Tourism and Crafts to see the excellent new leaflet listing our local access routes, published by the volunteer Footpath Working Group! 
(Photo credit Tom Hilder)

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Great idea and good project.

First successful week at Oakwood. Thank you to all our customers and volunteer shop workers, and ........ to Robert Dunn for lending us his scaffold tower so we could finish painting the walls. All looking smart. Just top coat of blue paint and gutters to sort now. If you would like to volunteer for a few hours shop work please get in touch! ... See MoreSee Less

First successful week at Oakwood. Thank you to all our customers and volunteer shop workers, and ........ to Robert Dunn for lending us his scaffold tower so we could finish painting the walls. All looking smart. Just top coat of blue paint and gutters to sort now. If you would like to volunteer for a few hours shop work please get in touch!

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Looks amazing!! Well done everyone involved.

2 months ago

Sunart Community Company

Thanks for the mention H.O.W.S.! The Sunart Community Benefit Fund distributes funds from our community run hydro scheme (SCR) and is administered by the Community Company and it’s mission is to ‘make Sunart a great place to live, work and visit’. Application forms are available on our website! Next funding panel meets in the autumn. ... See MoreSee Less

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Call for Volunteers! Please get in touch if you are interested in helping in Oakwood! ... See MoreSee Less

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It is great fun. I can recommend it.

Me too - such a joy to work in Oakwoods

Me three, I love my shifts in the shop 😊

Now in stock a selection of soaps and shampoo bars from The Waterside Soap Company. Ideal if you are aiming to reduce plastic packaging plus they smell amazing!!!

#thewatersidesoapcompany #oakwoodtourismandcrafts #shoplocal #ecolife #strontian #sunart
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Now in stock a selection of soaps and shampoo bars from The Waterside Soap Company. Ideal if you are aiming to reduce plastic packaging plus they smell amazing!!!

#thewatersidesoapcompany #oakwoodtourismandcrafts #shoplocal #ecolife #strontian #sunartImage attachmentImage attachment

3 weeks ago

Oakwood - Tourism & Crafts - Strontian

The Scottish Six Day Trials are back in town!!
The bikes will be in and around Strontian on Wednesday and Friday. If you find yourself in the village supporting them, we'd love to see you. You can also grab lunch the cafe, snacks and hot drinks to go from the shop and visit our neighbours at Woodland Pottery. Public toilets are also available in the village centre.
Wishing all participants good luck and hope the weather is kind.
#SSDT #oakwoodtourismandcrafts #strontian #tourism #shoplocal
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This week's Oakwood talent is Steven of Steven Marshall Photography.

Steven produces stunning images of Scottish landscapes, coastlines and night skies.
He grew up in the Borders, before studying at Edinburgh University gaining degrees in Engineering and Business. He worked in Glasgow for 25 years and although his work took him worldwide he and his wife, Lynne, had a special place in their hearts for the West Coast of Scotland. They took holidays here regularly and finally achieved their dream of relocating here, moving to Rockpool House in 2016 on the shores of Loch Sunart where Steven has his studio.
As well as producing breathtaking prints he, produces other goods such as coasters, cards and calanders, undertakes commercial work and provides editing and printing and photo location services.
Steven's style of photography takes hours of patience, planning and selecting the right location and outside waiting for the right conditions. A true labour of love and the results are well worth it, we're sure you will agree! Here at Oakwood we are delighted to have some of Steven's prints for sale.
#stevenmarshallphotography #rockpoolhouse #oakwoodtourismandcrafts #strontian #sunart #tourism #crafts #shoplocal
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Time to meet the faces behind the talent at Oakwood! We will try to post about one of our talented crafters each week.
First up is Laura Wilson from Laura's Glass Painting.
Laura produces a lovely range of hand painted glass wear inspired by nature and wildlife. She also creates bespoke pieces and personalised wedding glasses.
Laura grew up in Lochaline and travelled to Mull daily for school. She enjoyed spending time in nature and drawing from a young age. She went on to attend Dundee College of Art and Design before returning to the Highlands. Lucky for us, Laura and her partner, Robbie, settled in the village of Strontian. She is a busy working Mum and grew her business painting glassware in the evenings as a hobby while her son slept. She now ships her work all over the world.
Check out her Facebook page Laura's Glass Painting to see more of her beautiful work.
#Laurasglasspainting #oakwoodtourismandcrafts #shoplocal #strontian
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Laura’s work is beautiful and is lovely as a gift for those special occasions x

Laura does such beautiful work. I have bought 2 vases from her. Absolutely stunning. Very professional and helpful. X

My talented sister ❤

Amazing work, congrats!!!

Just sent this to USA recipients of your beautiful work Laura xx

Brilliant.

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Whether you're visiting the area or local, pop in and see one of our friendly volunteers. They will be able to help you with things to see and do in the area. We have a selection of leaflets and maps too.
We are open until 4pm today.
#oakwoodtourismandcrafts #strontian #sunart #tourism #crafts #shoplocal
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Whether youre visiting the area or local, pop in and see one of our friendly volunteers. They will be able to help you with things to see and do in the area. We have a selection of leaflets and maps too.
We are open until 4pm today. 
#oakwoodtourismandcrafts #strontian #sunart #tourism #crafts #shoplocalImage attachment
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