Glenuig Community Association News
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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31 March 2021Members Newsletter March 2021
Newsletter sent by email to all our members in March 2021.
As everything has been so quiet for the past year we thought we would give a you a brief update on what may be going on with Glenuig Community Association and Glenuig Hall in 2021 and what we hope to achieve, and ask what you may like to see happening.
The Highland Council have contracted us to open the Glenuig Hall Toilets and Showers to the public from 1st April under their Comfort Scheme. The toilets will be open to visitors and locals free of charge, and there are £1/£2 coin meters for the showers. There is also a Donations Box which we encourage people to use and last year we received £251 in this from grateful users of the facilities. As our incomes were hit hard by the Coronavirus restrictions this was very welcome.
As you will appreciate, all our 2020 bookings of concerts, weddings and other private functions, and our own 25th anniversary of the opening of the hall, were postponed or cancelled, as have been a couple of weddings booked in for early 2021. We still have a few bookings for private functions later in the year, and are hopeful that our planned visit by Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham on Saturday 14th August will be able to go ahead.
We also hope to start some informal badminton sessions soon, to welcome back the Moidart Local History Group and the Yoga club, and to host other activities and events as soon as regulations allow. If you have any ideas or suggestions for future events or happenings please get in touch.
Current Directors (committee) of Glenuig Community Association are as follows: Sue McCann, Martyn Green, Glenda Green, Pamela Conacher, Fiona MacIsaac, Karen Whiteford, Alasdair Carmichael and Eoghan Carmichael. As we look to the longer term future of the association and Glenuig Hall new members of the committee, new ideas and some fresh enthusiasm would be very welcome. If you are interested please get in touch.
Our website www.glenuig.org.uk contains lots of information on Glenuig, the GCA and its aims and coming events in the hall, and we continue to post events on our Facebook page Glenuig Hall. The GCA also has another Facebook page designed to carry more local information as the Glenuig Hall page has a truly international following due to the high quality of events we have hosted over the years.
In the coming year we plan to have a good internet connection (up to 30 Mbps) installed in the hall by GlenuigNet to help with event management, and to have a bit of a spring clean in the hall and perhaps some redecoration.
If you have any comments or ideas for what might happen in Glenuig Hall or indeed what the GCA could or should be doing in a wider context please let us know by email, phone or better still in person by talking to any of the committee members.
We wish all our members and others in the community the best for 2021 and look forward to seeing you somewhere sometime in the next few months.
The Directors of Glenuig Community Association
Glenuig Hall, Glenuig PH38 4NG
11 November 2020Annual General Meeting 2020
The Twenty Seventh Annual General Meeting of Glenuig Community Association Glenuig Hall is schedule to take place on Monday 23rd November 2020 at 7:00pm
Subject to Scottish government guidelines the meeting will be held in the main hall with distancing and face masks as required and advised at the time. There is hand sanitiser available at the hall entrance.
We appreciate that members may be wary of attending a public meeting. We would be grateful if you could let us know by email if you would be interested in attending but are unable to do so for any reason.
Glenuig Community Association took over from the old Glenuig Village Hall Committee in 1985 and was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee But Not Having a Share Capital in 1993 to own and manage the proposed new Glenuig Hall and to “promote the benefits of the inhabitants of Glenuig and environs”. Full details of our history and of current and planned future events can be found on our website www.glenuig.org.uk . If you use Facebook you can find us at Glenuig Hall and also Glenuig Community Association.
Our AGM tends to be a formality but as we hope to come out of the very strange times we currently live in it would be good to have some fresh ideas for the community and for Glenuig Hall in the coming months and years. Please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions, or if you would like to become involved in running Glenuig Hall or in any other community initiatives in the area.
A formal notice of and agenda for the AGM can be found HERE and we look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at the meeting.
With best regards from the current committee:
Alasdair Carmichael (Chair)
01 April 202025 years of Glenuig Hall
25 years ago today, 1st April 1995 saw the official opening of the new Glenuig Hall. The ceremony was performed by Mrs Jean Llewellyn of Glenuig Estate and a staunch supporter of developments within the local community.
See our list of events in Glenuig Hall over the past 25 years HERE
Wholly owned and managed by Glenuig Community Association, Glenuig Hall was designed by and for the community with the assistance of Bill Bryce of West Highland Estates. Funds were raised through the Glenuig Music Festivals which ran from 1983 to 1993 and by successful applications to Scottish Office Education Department, Highland Regional Council and Lochaber Limited
Over 150 people involved in the establishment of the hall attended the official opening by invitation, and were treated to a meal and an evening concert to celebrate the event. It was a privilege to see long standing stalwarts of the West Coast music scene the Roshven Ceilidh Band, featuring Faraquhar and Donald MacRae and Angus Grant (Snr), play together once more to honour the occasion. Many others, including some very talented local youngsters, also performed, and later on the Battlefield Band, then featuring Glenuig’s own Iain MacDonald on pipes, made an unscheduled appearance to help everyone dance the night away.
Since then, over the past 25 years Glenuig Hall has hosted a wide and varied programme of events and we hope to continue for years to come. With thanks to all those who have served on the committee over the years and to everyone who has patronized the hall.