Seasons greetings from Fort sport – part two

Jim Treasurer (left) and the Junior Section of Lochaber Athletics Club with some of the new equipment bought with a grant from Lochaber Sports Association. Photogroph: Iain Ferguson,

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Glencoe Activities received an FSB Innovation Award in December. Picture taken at RiverBeds pre Covid.
Dragon’s Tooth Golf Course – Now Woodlands Glencoe
(Laurence and the Woodlands team)

‘2020 was a challenging year for us and many others in the hospitality industry.

Instead of focusing on the negatives, we’ve used the down-time to focus on positive
projects that have taken a back seat for some time. We have rebranded to ‘Woodlands Glencoe’ – bringing everything that we do here on the estate under one name, with a new website to boot.

We’ve opened our newest lodges, SeaBeds Luxury Lookout Lodges. Think sea-view infinity hot tub, super king bed and home cinema system, all quietly nestled into the landscape.

Then this month, we were awarded the FSB Business Innovation Award – a lovely way to end a difficult year.

Golf has been more popular than ever this year. As an outdoor activity in a beautiful setting, we can understand why.

We would like to extend our thanks and best wishes to the community by offering over a year of golf membership for only £245. We are incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful area and we would love to encourage others to get out and enjoy it.

Head to to get your membership and kickstart

Wishing you all the very best for the New Year.’

Lochaber Athletics Club Juniors

‘If you see head torches out on the pavements and the sound of cheery voices over the winter months then that will be the junior section of Lochaber Athletic Club.

With no races in 2020, we had home standing long jump competitions and a mascot drawing competition in the summer, with ‘Speedy’ the now LAC mascot coming out on top.

A virtual race series, the Great Summer Challenge over three and five kilometres, was a great success.

In the New Year we will be back to ‘real’ racing in the delayed winter league. The seniors were also busy with their own virtual summer league and recently started a virtual winter league, see

The young athletes would like to thank all supporters, coaches, parents and the community for your encouragement over this difficult time. We will run again in 2021 and will be glad to represent Lochaber. Catch up with us on our junior page on the new LAC website.’

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Lochaber RFC player Jonathan McCook does keepy up with a rugby ball. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, NO F15 Keepy Up Jonathan McCook rugby (1)
Lochaber RFC player Jonathan McCook kept himself busy in April by partakingin a keepy up challenge, with a rugby ball. Photograph: Iain Ferguson,
Lochaber Rugby Club

‘On behalf of the Lochaber Rugby Club we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members and followers who have supported us over the years and especially this year.

‘I would like to paraphrase a message from an unknown source that I was sent today and it is about ‘gratitude because’ as the message resonates with in us all.

‘The experience of ‘gratitude because’ is triggered when we recognize the positives that have come into our lives because of the challenges we’ve all endured this year: additional family time; newfound hobbies and talents; learning something positive about ourselves; and communities coming together to support one another.

‘Good luck and keep safe in 2021 to everybody and all sports clubs in our fantastic Lochaber area who represent and honour our area so well.

‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Nollaig Chridheil & Bliadhna Mhath Ùr!’

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