The first in a series of special Scotland on Tour concerts taking place at Astley Hall will be singer-songwriter Adam Holmes who will play the space on Tuesday, April 26.
But with a new tourism season and an influx of visitors ahead, Ms Forbes cautioned that while tourism is a crucial part of Lochaber’s rural economy, it must work with local communities and landscapes.
A recent study by into the effects of wildfires to American Barn Owls within the Napa Valley in California actually found an increase in nest box occupancy in areas where fires had recently burned, possibly due to the fire reducing the structure of denser habitat and so creating more suitable habitat for Barn Owl hunting.
The bedraggled owl was plucked from the freezing water by local resident Bob Shirley who had spotted the bird during a walk along the beach.
The Road to the Isles Marathon and Festival of Running is making a return after two years on Saturday, May 7.
Local Caol and Mallaig ward Highland councillors Allan Henderson welcomed the confirmation of the new GPS, although it had been expected that at least one of them would be in post this month.
Launched by Sail Scotland the short films showcase Scottish marinas, anchorages and adventures, encouraging people to explore by boat and stay in new and unique, locations.
The project allows the nursery to move out of the gym hall in the school and into its own dedicated new building