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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.

Feedback on Glenuig and any of its facilities is always appreciated - if you have anything to say please email us.

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.

23 December 2019January 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

 

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

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