What’s On in Lochaber 06.02.20

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The Lochaber Local History Society talk on the story of Héloïse Russell-Fergusson which was due to take place today (Thursday February 6) has had to be cancelled.  The next meeting will now be on Thursday March 5, when Dr Michael Foxley will speak on ‘Working with Communities as a Councillor.

The Lochaber Probus Club will hold its next meeting on Thursday February 6 from 12.30-2.15pm. There will be a talk from Terry Lee about his life and career followed by results from his recent research into the activities of Probus Clubs in the New Forest. More information can be found on the Lochaber Probus Club Facebook page.

On Saturday February 8, in the Wildcat Cafe, 26 High Street, Fort William, Greenpeace is holding a Protect the Ocean photograph exhibition from 7pm-8pm. This free photo exhibition showcases the beauty of our oceans, as part of Greenpeace’s Protect the Oceans campaign.

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza embarked on an ambitious voyage from pole to pole, working with scientists and experts to conduct crucial research that should show the world leaders why we need to protect the oceans. The world leaders are coming together, at the UN, to discuss a Global Ocean Treaty in March. Greenpeace is calling for 30 per cent of the world’s oceans to be protected and this exhibition showcases the wonders of our oceans.

The Fort William Baby and Children’s Market returns to the Nevis Centre on Saturday February 8. The market is dedicated to pre-loved items for babies and children under-10. Entry is £1 per adult and the market will run from 2pm-4pm.

Lochaber Sensory Care will have two outreach clinics on Monday February 10, with one in Acharacle Medical Centre from 10.30-11.45am, then at Dail Mhor Care Home from 1pm-2.30pm.

Lochaber Natural History Society will host a talk on Monday February 10, in the Ben Nevis Hotel, Fort William, when Ian Strachan will talk about cranberries, crowberries and cloudberries – wild fruits of the Highlands. Starts at 7.30pm. More details from Ian on 01397 712566 or on the society’s Facebook page.

Ever wondered what birds live in Glen Nevis through the winter and spring? You will be able to find out and see them up close at the next bird ringing event at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre on Sunday February 16. From 9am to 3pm.