Farming and Wildlife on Achnacree Moss

Scottish Wildlife Trust talk by Max Bonniwell, farmer of Dalvuie and Achnacree Moss

7.30 pm SAMS Thursday 17th January 2019

All Welcome

January 12, 2019   Posted in: Community  No Comments

LNHG walk on Sustrans route from Barcaldine – 19 January

from the Lorn Natural History Group facebook event 

January’s field trip takes us along a stretch of the Caledonia Way, aka the Sustrans Cycle Track. We’ll start at Sutherland’s Grove and walk in the direction of the former Sea Life Centre. We will be mainly looking at lichens and winter fungi, plus anything else that is around.

We can expect to see many fine old trees with lichens of the Lobarion community. We will certainly see our Species of the Month, Common Dog Lichen, and can look for other types of dog lichen to compare it with. We may find some Birdsnest Orchid (in its winter form), and will try to add one or two new names to our humongous cycle track plant list which stands at at least 354 (will check exact number in time for trip).

Date and time: Sat 19 Jan, 10.00 a.m.

January 10, 2019   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Appin Murder – an inside job ? talk 19th January 2019

The Appin murder has been a popular topic of books and talks in recent times, and here is another perspective

Appin Historical Society 19 January 2019      2.30 pm   The Appin Murder – An Inside Job?: Alan MacInnes

January 8, 2019   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Benderloch Bookends is BACK .. one day Sat 19th January

from the Bookends Benderloch facebook page

This SATURDAY 19th January The Reading Room in The Victory Hall Benderloch is open all day from 11am until 6.30pm.
It’s a cosy space filled with comfy sofas and armchairs and we have so many pre-loved books stacked on the shelves…loads of new children’s and adult’s books donated to us since Christmas. Come along and browse, read, swap, borrow or just take away the ones you like.
This is a FREE event but any book or monetary donations are welcome.

January 7, 2019   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Argyll and Bute Council’s Housing Services Drop in Session 8th January

Argyll and Bute Council’s Housing Services will be having a drop in session at the Victory Hall from 3-6 on the 8th of January

January 3, 2019   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Victory hall news .. follow on facebook

Follow the Victory hall news on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/victoryhall1919/

The Post Office is now established on most Monday Afternoons, but occasionally it cannot open. Updates are posted on FB

January 3, 2019   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Jess Smith – film and talk – January 19th

Jess Smith, the wonderful author of her traveller families tales, always so popular in the area, returns to share the film Sense of Identity, from the Heart of the Travellers. Jess is such an engaging traditional storyteller and singer, always has tales to tell of her family, who were staying at the cave at Keil, by Victory hall, in the 1861 census. 

January 2, 2019   Posted in: Benderloch, Community  No Comments

Church want to sell Achnaba Church

‘The Ardchattan Kirk Session has asked Argyll presbytery for permission to sell Ardchattan Church and their request is currently under consideration. The Kirk Session has decided that the congregation’s other building, St Modan’s Church in Benderloch, would best serve their long-term vision and needs,’ added the spokesperson.

Ardchattan kirk, built in 1836, serves the communities of Benderloch, Bonawe, Barcaldine, North Connel and surrounding areas.

Lack of funds forces likely closure of Ardchattan Church

November 3, 2018   Posted in: Community  No Comments

Connel Bridge / Barcaldine Road Closure Nov 2018

We have some serious road closures coming up

here are the details from Transport Scotland

 

 

November 2, 2018   Posted in: Community, Roads  No Comments

Connel Bridge closure November

From Ardchattan Community Council FB page

Further to our consultation issued on the 8th October 2018, we are writing to confirm the arrangements regarding the overnight closure of the A828 and Connel Bridge. Following a review of feedback received and discussions with Transport Scotland we can confirm that works will go ahead as scheduled. See below for clarification of closure times, closure location and the access arrangements in place at each location:

Date
Closure Time
Closure Location
Access Arrangements
Sunday 4th November
1900 – 0545
Benderloch to Barcaldine
Local access only at amnesty times.
Monday 5th November
NO PLANNED WORKS
Tuesday 6th November
1900 – 0545
Benderloch to Barcaldine
Local access only at amnesty times.
2200 – 0545
Connel Bridge
No vehicular access. Pedestrian access permitted when safe.
Wednesday 7th November
1900 – 0545
Benderloch to Barcaldine
Local access only at amnesty times.
2200 – 0545
Connel Bridge
No vehicular access. Pedestrian access permitted when safe.
Thursday 8th November
1900 – 0545
Benderloch to Barcaldine
Local access only at amnesty times.
2200 – 0545
Connel Bridge
No vehicular access. Pedestrian access permitted when safe.
Friday 9th November
2200 – 0545
Connel Bridge
No vehicular access. Pedestrian access permitted when safe.
Saturday 10th November
2200 – 0545
Connel Bridge
No vehicular access. Pedestrian access permitted when safe.
Sunday 11th November
1900 – 0545
Benderloch to Barcaldine
Local access only at amnesty times.
2200 – 0545
Connel Bridge
No vehicular access. Pedestrian access permitted when safe.
Monday 12th November
1900 – 0545
Benderloch to Barcaldine
Local access only at amnesty times.
2200 – 0545
Connel Bridge
No vehicular access. Pedestrian access permitted when safe.
Tuesday 13th November
1900 – 0545
Benderloch to Barcaldine
Local access only at amnesty times.
Wednesday 14th November
1900 – 0545
Benderloch to Barcaldine
Local access only at amnesty times.
Thursday 15th November
1900 – 0545
Benderloch to Barcaldine
Local access only at amnesty times.

We received feedback from local residents, businesses and event goers that they would benefit from scheduled amnesty periods. We have considered all requests and have agreed that amnesty periods for the ‘Benderloch to Barcaldine’ closure will be provided at the following times:

20:30pm
21:30pm
23:30pm
01:30am
03:30am

Please note that these amnesty periods are intended to allow local access through the resurfacing site only. On the nights where Connel Bridge is closed, through access to Oban/Connel or Ballachulish will be unavailable after 2200hrs. Motorists are therefore reminded that if this is their intention, they should make use of the signed diversion route via Tyndrum. To ensure works remain on schedule these amnesty periods will only be in place for a short period of time, motorists are encouraged to arrive prior to these times to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty.

Please note that access for the scheduled bus services will be maintained. Emergency services will be permitted access at all times by way of a ‘phone ahead’ system. Emergency Service providers are reminded that, if they have not yet contacted us to obtain the required contact number, they must do so by 4pm Friday 2nd November.

Kind Regards,

Ross O’Brien EngTech MICE
Graduate Engineer | Roads Team
BEAR Scotland | North West Unit
Direct Line: 03300080507
Email: robrien@bearscotland.co.uk

November 1, 2018   Posted in: Community Council  No Comments