What’s on in Lochaber – week 11

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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.

The Highland Bookshop are delighted to be welcoming back well-loved Scottish author Donald S Murray on Saturday, March 16, at 6.30pm to discuss his newest book, As the Women Lay Dreaming: a novel of the Iolaire. Contact the bookshop for more information.

Representatives of Lochaber Sensory Care for Sight and Hearing Support will be visiting Abbeyfield Ballachulish Care Home on Monday March 18. The team of staff and volunteers from the Caol-based charitable organisation will be there from 10.30am to 12.30pm they will offer help and advice to the Abbeyfield residents and to local people with sight or hearing impairments whose NHS hearing aids may require re-tubing and new batteries. No appointment necessary for this free, friendly service.

Lochaber Piping Society is hosting a film, MacCrimmon’s Gold, by Patrick Molard, to be held in Ben Nevis Distillery on Thursday March 28. Patrick Molard is one of the foremost Piobaireachd experts and players, and the film leads us through many aspects of this ancient and specialised form of bagpipe music. Discussion and refreshments will follow the film, and there will be short recitals. Doors open at 7.30pm and entry is £5.

Lochaber Piping Society is holding its youth piping and drumming competition on Saturday March 30 at Lochaber High School. More information can be found on the society’s Facebook page.

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.