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Staff and volunteer members of Lochaber Sensory Care for Sight and Hearing Support (LSC) will visit Mallaig on Tuesday September 5. The team will be based in Mallaig Medical Centre from 2-3pm. where they will offer help and advice to anyone living locally with a haring or sight loss. The LSC representatives will also supply NHS hearing aid batteries and re-tube and maintain the hearing aids. No appointment is necessary for this free service.

The Kilmallie singers start their winter programme on Thursday September 7, at 7.30pm in Kilmallie Church of Scotland Hall, Caol. The evening will begin with a short AGM, followed by a rehearsal in preparation for a performance in April 2018. Work will begin on the Singers’ traditional Christmas Carol concert later this year. New members welcome. Contact 07936 413309 with any queries.

Lochaber Local History Society will welcome Dr Iain McNicol from Appin to the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William on September 7. Dr McNicol will give an illustrated talk on the prisoner-of-war camps at Kinlochleven during the First World War. Dr McNicol was part of a group from the Appin Historical Society which extensively researched the history of the two POW camps in Kinlochleven for their centenary in 2016.  This season the society is planning eight talks and speakers, including Bill Cameron, John Dye, Paul Rigby, Richard Sidgwick, Campbell Slimon and Mick Tighe. Subjects will range from Vikings in Lochaber to St Kilda and the history of skiing in Scotland. A season ticket costs £15 – or just £3 for each meeting.

As part of World Suicide Prevention Day, suicide awareness charity, Chris’s House, are organising a walk in memory on Sunday September 10. Leaving from Caol Community Centre at noon, the group will walk to the canal basin at Corpach and then back along Caol shore towards the centre. There is a minimum £1 donation, which includes a rose, pebble and tea or coffee. There will be a raffle, baking stall and refreshments on offer. All welcome. Contact 07876 425913 for more information.

The Music Shed Community Choir is hosting its autumn session next week. The session begins on Tuesday 5 September at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Church Hall.  Everyone welcome. There are no auditions and you do not need to read music.  All that is required is a desire to sing and to join in the fun.  The choir socialises over a cup of tea at the end of the evening.

The Lochaber Sports Association AGM on Wednesday September 13 at 6.30pm at Lochaber Rugby Club, Banavie. The association is looking for nominations for a secretary for the grants and awards committee.