What’s on in Lochaber – week 09

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Kilmallie Parish Church is hosting a pancake tea to be held in Caol Church Hall on Tuesday March 5 from 2-4pm.

Fort William Accordion and Fiddle Club are hosting a musical evening on Tuesday March 5 at 7.30pm at the Railway Club, Inverlochy. The guest artist is the Marian Anderson Band. All welcome.

Staff and volunteers from Lochaber Sensory Care for Sight and Hearing Support will visit Mallaig on Tuesday March 5. The LSC team will be based in Mallaig Medical Centre from 1.30-3.30pm. They will offer support and advice to those with sight or hearing loss and will also retube and maintain NHS hearing aids and supply batteries for these. No appointment needed.

The March meeting of the Lochaber Local History Society will see Ken Johnston speak on The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of a Highland School. Now resurrected from its ruinous state and transformed into the new local Highland Council headquarters, Ken will tell the story from its design by Alexander Ross in 1872, its headmasters and pupils through to its rebuilding, including its last-minute rescue from demolition some years ago. As Lochaber’s planning officer at the time, Ken will tell this story for the first time. Come and learn more at 8pm on Thursday March 7 at the Ben Nevis Hotel. All welcome.

A ceilidh in memory of Alex Maclean is being held at Kilmallie Community Centre, Corpach on Saturday March 16 at 7.30pm. Admission is £8 and tea, coffee and homebaking will be served. A raffle will also take place. Bring your own bottle. Money raised will be donated to Lochaber Foodbank and Alzheimer’s Scotland.

A fundraising ceilidh and raffle will be held in Ballachulish Village Hall on April 6 in aid of the Barking Mad Dog Rescue charity which saves dogs from the streets and ‘kill’ shelters in Romania and then finds them good homes in the UK.