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23 December 2019
January 2020 Newsletter

Our January 2020 Newsletter is below or read as a Pdf file HERE

Glenuig News – January 2020

2019 was 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

 

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