Tea room owners offer study room for youngsters

Want to read more?

We value our content  and access to our full site is  only available with a  subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards

Just want to read one issue? No problem you can subscribe for just one week (or longer if you wish)

Already a subscriber?


Subscribe Now

A brother and sister who have taken over a cafe in Acharachle are serving up sweet snacks and a sanctuary for students.

Carolanne and David John Cameron took over the Acharacle Tea Room at the end of April. Having grown up in the area, they knew the tea room well and both also have catering experience.

Carolanne said: ‘We got the keys a few weeks ago and then opened on April 28 so it’s been a bit manic and a quick turnaround but I think the locals appreciate that and are pleased that we are open again. So far everyone has been really positive and saying we are doing a great job, and David John and I are beginning to settle in now and are really enjoying it.’

Previously, Carolanne was a youth worker in Strontian and is currently studying for a health science degree with the Open University.

Recognising that people don’t always have a comfortable environment to prepare for exams or complete assignments, she and her brother decided to start study groups in the evening.

The 23-year-old said: ‘From my youth worker days, I know the youngsters from Ardnamurchan High School so we ran the idea past them and they thought it was great.

‘The tea room will be open for fourth, fifth and sixth years to come and do some exam preparation with tea, coffee and cake available for £1 each.
Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm and Saturdays from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.’