Week 47 district Round-up

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Bookends pop-up days at the Victory Hall are today (Thursday November 21) from 11am to 6.30pm and then again on Friday December 13 from 11am to 6pm. Cake and cuppas are on offer while visitors browse for books.

From 2pm on each of those days there will be a Finish What You Started session, giving people a chance to bring any kind of project they are working on to move on with it in a supportive atmosphere. There will also be an opportunity to add a handprint to the Reading Room’s new reading blanket.


Colonsay Surgery is looking for a new GP to look after its 136 registered patients.

Applicants need to have remote and rural experience and will be expected to provide out-of-hours cover for the island, for which there will be extra pay.

Interested? Contact Joyce Robinson, primary care manager, on 01436 655044 or Morven Gemmill, locality manager, on 01631 788942. The closing date is November 29.


Liam Griffin will be giving a talk and presentation on Kilbride Kirk at Dalmally Community Centre on Friday November 1 at 7.30pm. Hear all about the conservation and preservation work happening at the site, much of it funded by charity Friends of Kilbride formed a few years ago.

Tickets will be going on sale soon for a dance at Dalmally Community Centre on Saturday December 28 featuring The New Madrids who have played at Belladrum, Tiree Music Festival, Loopallu to name but a few big events.


The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust will be running free survey expeditions each month over the winter.

Join it on a training day on November 23 so  you can go on board its vessel Silurian and help to research whales and dolphins in the Hebrides. The training will take place at SAMS from 10.15am to 3.30pm.

These surveys are aimed at those living in the area and will take place over three days within a predetermined week, so that the best weather days within that week can be picked. Contact biodiversityofficer@hwdt.org.


Portsonachan Carpet Bowling Club presents its open doubles at the village hall on Saturday November 30. The draw is at 7pm prompt. Entry is £15 per pair. Register as early as possible, call 07821 674619 or email boyles2016@outlook.com.


Taynuilt Village Hall has its big quiz with Colin Will on Saturday November 23 from 7.30pm with supper and a raffle. Bring your own bottle. Tickets are £6 available from the Post Office.


Santa’s little helpers are getting Tobermory Lifeboat Station ready for lots of grotto fun on Friday November 29 from 5.30pm. Tickets are £3 per child with proceeds going to Tobermory Christmas lights fund.