What’s on in Lochaber – 9.5.19

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Tonight (Thursday May 9), in the Alexandra Hotel, another talk on Lochaber’s own disease, Sibbens, by Chris Robinson will be preceded by a brief AGM at 7.30pm. The origins of this disease are obscure but were almost certainly imported from abroad and caused much misery and anxiety in Lochaber 250 years ago – and spread throughout Scotland. All welcome.

Scotland’s first Conscious Living Fair takes place at Duncansburgh Macintosh Church in Fort William on Saturday May 11, from 10am to 4pm as part of World Fair Trade Day. Come along to workshops focusing on mindfulness, healthy and sustainable eating, mending your wardrobe, and more.

Staff and volunteers from the Caol-based charitable organisation Lochaber Sensory Care for sight and hearing support will be paying an outreach visit to Morvern on Monday May 13. The LSC team will be based in Morvern Medical Centre in Lochaline from 10.30am to 12.30pm. They will offer support and advice to those with sight loss or hearing loss and will also retube and maintain NHS hearing aids and supply batteries for these. No appointment necessary for this free, friendly service.

Fort William Photographic Society’s next practical photography evening meeting will take place on Tuesday May 14, and will meet at the Inchree Falls car park at 7pm. All are welcome, including potential new members.

Marie Curie Lochaber Fundraising Group would like to invite you to a Daffodil Coffee Morning at St Andrew’s Church hall, behind the church, Fort William on Thursday May 16. Tea, coffee and homebaking available. For more information contact Claire MacDonald on 07551 703649.

Kilmallie Singers Present: For The Love of Music! Conductor will be Catherine Cameron and accompanist Jennifer Skene. The event takes place in Kilmallie Community Hall on Saturday May 18 at 7.30pm. Tickets available on the door – £6 adults, £4 concessions, £1 children.

Fort William Rainbows and Brownies are holding a fundraising coffee morning on Saturday May 18 at the Salvation Army Hall, Nevis Place, from 10am to noon. Come and enjoy cake and bacon rolls with your coffee.  Money raised will be shared between Girlguiding in Fort William and the Red Cross disaster fund, a charity chosen by the girls.