Lochcarron connects Wester Ross community with ‘Beginners Week’ event featuring groups and activities

Janet Mackenzie and Anne Knox, Blythswood Care Charity Shop.

A village in Wester Ross has found new ways to connect the community after the pandemic.

Residents of the village were invited to attend ‘Celebrate Lochcarron’ last weekend, which brought together a showcase of local community groups and activities.

The event took place at the Village Hall with 24 booths representing different groups from the area.

Alec Cormack, who organized the event, said, “It’s described as a Freshers’ Fair for the village.”

The event has been organized to allow newcomers to the village to see what is happening in Lochcarron and give people the opportunity to get to know each other.

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Carolyn Littlewood of Lochcarron Golf Club.

Mr Cormack added: “We’ve been locked down for two years and a surprising number of people have moved into the village and don’t know anything. We wanted to give people the opportunity to get to know each other and the groups to tell people what they’re up to. they do.

Groups in attendance included Lochcarron Golf Club, Blythswood Care Charity Shop, Lochcarron Sailing Group and the Church of Scotland.

Mr Cormack said: “The event was a success not only in terms of the people who showed up to find out more about our local organisations, but also because it brought together so many different groups under one roof.

“It underscored how much we share and also how much we should work together and help each other.”

The free event featured food provided by the Midgebite Cafe and was sponsored by local magazine An Carranach.

Mr Cormack said: ‘It was great to see so many organizations represented and the feedback from the public was very positive.’

He added: “My thanks to my fellow conspirators Peter Barr, Aileen Grant and Joanna Macpherson. Thanks also to Hazel Boswell of Midge Bite Attadale, as well as to Ruby who takes care of the kitchen with such good humor.

They hope to repeat the event next year.

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