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This news page is about the Glenuig community - news of forthcoming events in Glenuig Hall can be found on our What's On Calendar page.

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23 December 2019December 2019 Newsletter

Our December 2019 Newsletter is below or read as a Pdf file HERE

Glenuig News – December 2019

2019 has been a quieter year in Glenuig Hall with fewer community events, concerts etc., but there are plans for more events in 2020, with Shooglenifty (16th May) and Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham (22nd August) already in the diary.

There have been fewer Hub Clubs this year. The hall committee are keen to hear from anyone interested in running occasional or regular Hub Clubs or similar community events in the hall so please get in touch if you would like to see more happening.

The Association has continued to provide the use of Glenuig Hall to local groups the Yoga Club and Comann Eachdraidh Muideart (Moidart Local History Group) and the hall continues to be a popular venue for private functions and weddings. It has also seen an increase in hall hires for events such as Kayaking Weekends, Open Water Swims, Scottish Agricultural College workshops and High Life Highland Youth Development weekends, and the committee will continue to promote the hall as a venue for all types of events. As well as bringing vital revenue to the hall such events bring benefits to the wider community.

Over the year there have been several initiatives and the GCA and community owe thanks to:

  • Mark Reynolds for pressure washing the roof of the hall to clear it of accumulated moss.
  • Our caretaker Roma Scott for her dedication to keeping the hall clean, tidy and in good condition.
  • Alasdair Carmichael for attending to any matters that need addressed with the fabric of the hall
  • Martyn Green for attracting a grant of £8,311 from the Climate Challenge Fund and for organising the replacement of the hall lighting with LED lights and improvements to the insulation, and installing a bottle recycling bank next to the shop. It is hoped these will make a significant reduction in the hall running costs and a small reduction in the amount of rubbish sent to landfill.
  • Glenda Green for fundraising £1,315 (to date) and for organising the purchase of a defibrillator that will soon be situated outside Glenuig Shop.
  • Eoghan Carmichael for continuing to promote occasional events in the hall, for managing the hall bookings and finances, for ensuring the GCA meets all its legal and statutory obligations and for grounds maintenance and making sure the hall wheelie bins are emptied whenever necessary.
  • Sue McCann and Andrew Clark for the success of our local broadband provider Glenuignet which is now providing a very good service and plans to continue expanding its reach.
  • Sue McCann and all the volunteers who keep Glenuig Shop running. This is an important community lifeline that provides a fantastic resource and service to the community and our visitors.
  • All those who sit on the various committees (see below) and in other ways help to make everything happen.

Next year Glenuig Hall reaches the 25th anniversary of its opening (on 1st April 1995) and the hall (GCA) committee are planning some refurbishments and celebrations – keep in touch to find out more.

Glenuig Community Association (GCA) is a membership-based organisation for those living between Alisary and Glen Moidart. The GCA owns and manages Glenuig Hall and pursues other initiatives in the area. To find out more visit the website Glenuig.org.uk or follow us on Facebook (Glenuig Hall and/or Glenuig Community Association).

Glenuig Shop is a separate company - Glenuig Community Shop Ltd., a Community Benefit Society registered with the Financial Conduct Authority.

Glenuignet is a Community Interest Company providing broadband services to the community.

To keep in touch please contact us by phone, email or Facebook or visit us at

www.glenuig.org.uk

 

02 November 2019GCA AGM 2019

Glenuig Community Association (GCA) will be holding its 26th Annual General Meeting in Glenuig Hall on Wednesday 27th November 2019 at 7:00pm.

Among items to be discussed will be the 25th anniversary of the hall opening (on 1st April 1995) and whether there is a desire for any “Hub Clubs” in the hall over the coming winter.

We hope many members of the association will attend the meeting to offer their views on these and other matters. Current committee members are Alasdair Carmichael, Sue McCann, Fiona MacIsaac, Pamela Conacher, Eoghan Carmichael, Martyn Green, Glenda Green, Keith O'Connor and Zoe Pritchard. New committee members are always welcome but we will not coerce anyone who attends the AGM to come onto the committee. This is your chance to tell the committee what you think of the management of Glenuig Hall and comment on any other issues that affect the community.

The GCA is a membership organisation and everyone living in the mainland area between the Alisary Burn and River Moidart is eligible to become a member. As a Company Limited by Guarantee individuals must apply for membership. There are currently 48 Ordinary Members, roughly 51% of those eligible, and we wish to encourage all residents to join us and help have a say in community matters. Information on the GCA, on Glenuig in general, details of membership and membership application forms are all available on our website www.glenuig.org.uk

21 January 2019GCA Newsletter 2019 January

Our January 2019 Newsletter. To read or download as Pdf CLICK HERE

The Glenuig Community Association (GCA) is a registered a Scottish Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee. The main functions are to manage Glenuig Hall (owned by the GCA) and to support other activities that benefit the local community. It is governed by the rules and regulations laid out in the constitution. Full voting membership is open to adults living between the Moidart River, Alisary Burn and the sea. Associate membership is available outwith this area. Membership is free; the only financial commitment is limited to one pound (£1) towards any debts if the organisation is dissolved.  More information on the GCA, the constitution and membership application forms can be found at www.glenuig.org.uk.

The GCA is managed by a committee appointed by the membership. An important task is to manage the hire of the Hall and events to provide an income which is required to maintain the Hall and meet the running costs.

The Directors of Glenuig Community Association hope that all residents of the area will become members of the association and have a say in what happens in the village and surrounding area.

New Developments in Glenuig

Over the past few years the directors of Glenuig Community Association have:

  • Supported the development of Glenuig Shop as a community enterprise.
  • Supported the establishment of the local Internet infrastructure provider Glenuignet
  • Received funding from the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) for the installation of energy efficient lighting in Glenuig Hall and to improve the insulation.
  • The CCF is also funding a Bottle Bank adjacent to Glenuig Shop in early 2019.
  • Managed a programme of music, theatre and other arts events in Glenuig Hall.
  • Managed regular Hub Club bars for social get-togethers
  • Managed the hiring of Glenuig Hall to maintain an income to cover the various costs associated with the upkeep and maintenance of the hall and the legal obligations of the Association. This is becoming increasingly important as other sources of funding become less easy to obtain.

There are various new initiatives being planned and all members of the Association are invited to become involved in putting forward their opinions:

  • There is strong interest from Lochaber Housing Association (LHA), Community Housing Scotland (CHS) and the Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT) in building new affordable housing in Glenuig. The GCA has been asked to facilitate a public meeting to discuss this and may be involved in long term management of this project. A public meeting will be held in Glenuig Hall on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 7:00pm to discuss the proposals.
  • Glenuig Hall will be 25 years old in April 2020 and there are plans for some major refurbishment of the hall. What would YOU like to see done to the hall to help ensure its viability for the next 25 years?
  • There are also plans for a series of events in Glenuig in 2020 to celebrate the first 25 years of the hall and look to the future of the hall. What would YOU like to see happen?

To let us know please come to any of our meetings or contact us by phone, email or Facebook

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