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East Lochaber and Laggan Community Trust

URGENT: ELLCT are a new trust set up to try and achieve a community buy-out of the 120,000 acres of land owned by Rio Tinto Alcan.

Please help make this possible by becoming a member of ELLCT. It doesn’t cost anything, but the more members ELLCT have, the more likely they will raise the funding from the Scottish Land Fund.

Joining is easy and can be done online.

Go Wild on the Canal, May 2016

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The event made a welcome break from tradition this year – for the first time it wasn’t pouring with rain!  But while the spectators stayed nice and dry, rather a lot of competitors got well soaked, much to the entertainment of the crowds lining the canal side!

Thanks to Stephen Wiseman of the Scottish Waterways Trust, and John Stafford and the team from Scottish Canals, this was another fantastic event.  Not as many stalls this year but still a great atmosphere and huge fun. We got double the excitement this year with a ladies-only raft race following on from the ‘open’.  While the women might have clinched the prize for best dressed raft, the best dressed raftsmen were undoubtedly the Rugby Club cowboys (pictured above) – a sight for sore eyes, though the tightness of their shorts probably made the cowboys eyes water somewhat.

Thanks to all the competitors, the piper, the stallholders, Davy McCook’s family, and everyone else who contributed in so many ways, for giving everyone an evening of great entertainment value.

Do hope it can all happen again next year!

Results:
Sea Cadet Rowing race Dragon Division.
Rockhopper Challenge: Mixed group of kids
Canoe Group race pairs: 1st Nevis Partnership, 2nd Coastguard, 3rd Water rats
Raft Race: 1st Lochaber Police, 2nd Sea-Cadets, 3rd Gay Cowboys
Raft Race ladies: 1st Friends of Banavie Play Park, 2nd Lochaber Ladies Police, 3rd Thank Goodness Not Ginger
Best Dressed Raft Four Hot Flushes

March 2016 update on ‘slower safer smilier’

Annette at A830Read of Annette’s plight in the March 2016 newsletter.  She is by no means alone in her difficulties crossing the road, so KCC are trying to help by gathering evidence to support a case for pedestrian crossings. Please help by completing our online survey.    

Kilmallie Community Council represents everyone who lives and works in Corpach, Banavie, Muirshearlich, Glen Loy, Camaghael, Annat, Fassfern and Kinlocheil, and all the small places along the north shore of Loch Eil, and on the banks of the Caledonian Canal as far as Moy. We also welcome all visitors to this beautiful part of Lochaber in the West Highlands of Scotland.

Watch this space

We launched this website in autumn 2011, as one of the first projects of the newly reconstituted KCC. It has become a great local resource for everyone in our community.   New pages and features are getting added to the website all the time!

We’d love to hear from you

Please get in touch:

  • we can publicise your event, and include your News;
  • talk to us about having your community group’s own free page in our Community Section;
  • if there’s something you’d like Kilmallie Community Council to do for the community;
  • if you’d like to get involved.

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