Jetpatcher set to tackle local potholes

The winter weather over the last two years, has had an enormous impact on the road surface along the B863 between North Ballachulish – Kinlochleven – Glencoe. Some limited repairs were undertaken last summer, but I continue to push for more substantial work. Lots of new potholes have appeared over the last few months that…

Meeting to save Glencoe compost site

The local compost sites in Glencoe and Kinlochleven, operated by Lochaber Environmental Group, are set to close because of changes in funding from Highland Council. Community councillors in Glencoe are organising a public meeting for those communities that make use of the popular site in the village. There are some suggestions on alternative funding for…

Website of the Week – Vertical Descents

With the launch of their new Via Ferrata in Kinlochleven this week, Vertical Descents, has to be my website of the week. The company is well established in Lochaber, and you will often see their bright yellow minibus ferrying thrill-seekers to the various locations they use around the area. With their main base at Inchree,…

12 great winners in Kinlochleven calendar competition

Yesterday evening, I had the pleasure of hosting the Kinlochleven Community Trust calendar competition reception, to thank both the winners and sponsors for making this extremely popular project a big success. Six years ago, when I first suggested we produce a photographic calendar to raise funds for village projects, I never thought it would still…

In full voice at Two Lochs Carol Service

It certainly wasn’t a “Silent Night” at the Two Lochs Project carol service in Kinlochleven this evening, as a good crowd came out on another wet and windy night to support this great community project. It was an opportunity to welcome back our old friend, Justin Richards who after four years as a very popular…