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Website of the Week – Moidart.com

There is no town or village of Moidart, so many people would struggle to place this wild and rugged area on a map; that’s why it’s such an attractive place. This website uses Moidart as its focus, but includes the surrounding areas, including Ardnamurchan and Morar, to highlight why this part of my ward is…

Which service point is next? We still don’t know

There have been more twists and turns in the council’s attempts to close two-thirds of their frontline service points, then an Agatha Christie novel. Despite a long and often ill-tempered (that temper mainly emanating from the Deputy Leader of the Council) debate at last week’s full council meeting, we are still no clearer about the…

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New survey on impact of wind farms

Scottish Minister’s are still considering whether to give protection to areas of wild land as part of their review of planning laws. A final decision is expected soon. Over the last few months there has been plenty of debate about why it is so important to protect these wild land areas. At Highland Council we…

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Taking “Different Steps” at Ardgour Church

The team at Ardgour Church are looking at new ways to make the church central to community life and to encourage more people to become involved. They want to find out how worship could be changed and whether there is a need for greater community involvement. It’s a great example of a church, not just…

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Website of the Week: A Kilchoan Diary

You can”t get much remoter than the crofting community of Kilchoan, perched on Britain’s most westerly point nearly two hours by car from Fort William. It may be remote, but it is one of the most active and  vibrant communities I am privileged to represent. Every time I drive along the twisting, single-track road that…