The letter yogh in Older Scots derived from the letter g, and sounded like a y.
More changes on South Bonar Estate, as the Caledonian Curry Company hands its commercial kitchen over to Jade Garden, a new Chinese Takeaway facility.
We look back at some of the history of how the crofters fought for their heritage. We are the heirs and the beneficiaries of that activism.

A comment very often heard since the success of the NC500 route in the Highlands is: “Well it’s ok if you work in tourism, but who else benefits?”, but is that really the case?
You will find here a list of events / speakers planned: they are usually on a Tuesday at 7:30 pm in Kincardine Old Church (The Heritage Centre).
The Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust has been granted funds to continue delivering the healthy eating and activity projects Kyle - All Lives Matter
The Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries Trust has been awarded grants to plant trees in its catchments in order to keep watercourses cool.
Blue Highlands Raptor Rescue offers free 24-hour bird rescue, conservation of endangered species, lectures and demonstrations, and wild releases.
It’s been a very wet Winter at the Gearrchoille Community Wood Ardgay . Watch out for signs of Spring in the woods, such as hazel catkins and frog spawn
These incredible birds need our 
help. The latest estimate showed 
a population decrease of 57% 
between 1995 and 2017. Find out how to give them a hand
We can look forward to the arrival of the osprey. They return back after making the long perilous journey from West Africa where they spend their winters
Spring is a really exciting time for gardeners. Here are are some experts’ tips 
to get your garden ready for the season ahead.
In 1893 the Airdens crofters waged their own land war. They withheld their rents and forcibly prevented sheriff officers from serving legal papers.
W.A.M. Mackenzie gives a colourful account of the Trials in the 1950s. This event is still being held at Invercharron Farm.
This resourceful Irishman based in Culrain was one of the most successful dog handlers in Scotland and quite a character.
In 1904 a very sad event reported by the press generated a outpouring of sympathy towards Mr and Mrs Fraser of Ochto, Inveroykel.
Here you will find the solutions to the three sudokus, codeword and trivia published in the last issue of the paper edition of the Kyle Chronicle.
The group is bringing first-class musicians to local venues accross Sutherland and has received the ‘Club of the Year 2019’ at the Scots Trad Music Awards.
Discover what’s on in the Kyle of Sutherland and nearby. A selection of events, concerts, exhibitions and workshops for all ages and tastes.
Interview with landscape artist Fiona Matheson. Croft houses appear regularly on her paintings, a reference to life in Strathcarron and Culrain.
Would you like to practice a sport, pick up a hobby or simply socialize? Why not join one of the many clubs and groups listed here.
We publish articles written by representatives of the main Churches of the Kyle of Sutherland area. You will also find a guide to regular church services.
Ali Smith was born in Inverness and her writing is still profoundly influenced by Scotland. In her latest novel, the plot culminates at present day Culloden
The Safdie Brothers’ newest film brought me more creative inspiration than any film I’ve seen in years. This film was incredibly powerful

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The Letter Yogh

A look into the history and origins of placenames around our area The letter yogh (ȝogh) in Older Scots derived from the letter g, and …

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Steam 
locomotive

The Kyle of Sutherland area in images throughout the year. Send yours to news@kylechronicle.co.uk Steam locomotive by Invershin. © Gregor Laing 
Built in 1868 by …

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The Caledonian Curry Company hands over to Jade Garden

More changes on South Bonar Estate in 2020, as the Caledonian Curry Company hands its commercial kitchen over to Jade Garden, a new Chinese Takeaway …

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How our forebears fought for their heritage

Both the Cheviot sheep and the Border Collie sheepdog were introduced by shepherds from the south. © S. Ross In the last edition, we looked …

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Ardgay & District CC meetings

Items discussed at recent meetings of Ardgay & District Community Council included plans for Jubilee Hill tree planting, proposed local Wind Farm developments, introduction of …

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Creich Community Council Update

After a recent road accident near Invershin members of the public are advised to be aware of the A836 with the A837 junction Creich Community …

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What has tourism ever done for us?

Taking the great Monty Python line in vain, it illustrates a comment very often heard since the success of the NC500 route in the Highlands. …

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Coul Links project planning permission refused

The controversial project Coul Links was initially given a go-ahead from Highland Councillors last year, but later called in by Scottish Ministers for further scrutiny. …

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Council approves community asset transfers in Sutherland and Wester Ross

Two ‘strong’ community asset transfer requests have been given the go ahead from Councillors on The Highland Council’s Communities and Place Committee. Unanimous support was …

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Bonar Bridge Community Hall AGM

The 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 7th April at 6pm, in the hall, and is open to all local residents and anyone from …

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New Chairman for RBLS Highlands & Islands area

At the Royal British Legion Highlands & Islands Area Annual General Meeting on Saturday 1st February 2020, David Hannah from Ardgay was elected Chairman for …

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KOSHS new programme 
of activities

Kyle of Sutherland Heritage Society with Bonar Bridge History Group events for the new season starting March 2020 Apologies for any confusion caused by the …

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Social Business Start-up School

Everyone has ideas. Dreams of new businesses, services and products. Ideas that can take root, generate income and change the world for the better. We’re …

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Communication
is key

One of the most important reasons that the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust has decided to support the launch of the Kyle Chronicle was to …

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Dornoch Academy Careers Fair

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust attended a Careers Fair at Dornoch Academy on the 20th February. The aim of the event was to connect the …

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Bonar Bridge Playpark

As reported in the last Kyle Chronicle, following the Highland Council’s safety inspection of Carnmhor Crescent play area in Bonar Bridge, KoSDT was made aware …

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The KALM Project

The Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust has been granted funds to continue delivering the healthy eating and activity projects Kyle - All Lives Matter (KALM) …

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Volunteering in the Community Food Sector

Dignity in practice Community food projects such as our ‘Community Food Stop’ which takes place in Bonar Bridge Hall every week are becoming more and …

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Become a member

Do you know that if you live within the Ardgay & District and Creich Community Council areas you can become a member of Kyle of …

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The Community Larder

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is running a community larder open to anyone in the community who can make use of the food donations. Have …

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Hardship Fund


KoSDT still has a small amount of funding available to distribute from the Hardship Fund (supported by E.ON Rosehall). The Hardship Fund provides one-off financial …

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Community Engagement

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust recently held an engagement programme to gain feedback from the community on ways in which we could tackle issues surrounding …

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Windfarm Benefit Funds

between £2,000 and £10,000+ SSE Achany Community Fund Application form. Complete and return to Fiona Morrison by email  or by Royal Mail to: Fiona Morrison, …

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Your local representatives

Creich community council Next meeting: 21st January 7:30 pm 
in Achness Hotel, Rosehall www.community-council.org.uk/creich/ 
Meetings third Tuesday alternate months Ardgay & District Community Council Next …

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5000 Trees Planted 
to Combat Climate Change

The Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries Trust has been awarded grants from Scottish National Heritage to plant trees in its catchments in order to keep watercourses …

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Recycle / Upcycle corner

Old cotton or polycotton bedding We always need your old sheets, pillow cases, curtains and duvet covers that are made from cotton or polycotton fabric. …

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New raptor rescue centre in Brora

Blue Highlands Raptor Rescue & Conservation Centre in Brora is gearing up for the busiest time of the year. Birds of Prey and other avian …

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Friends of the John o’Groats Trail

The Group, part of the Association of Northern Trails Scotland, is publishing a list of Volunteer Works Days for the summer to walk and upgrade …

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Frog spawn and hazel catkins

It’s been a very wet Winter at the Gearrchoille Community Wood Ardgay . Watch out for signs of Spring in the woods It just keeps …

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Swifts

  These incredible birds need our 
help. The latest estimate showed 
a population decrease of 57% 
between 1995 and 2017. Since our swifts left us …

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Osprey

Pandion haliaetus Spring is fast approaching, and we can look forward to the arrival of one of Scotland’s greatest wildlife success stories, the osprey. They …

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Spring Gardening

This is a really exciting time for gardeners. Here are are some experts’ tips 
to get your garden ready for the season ahead. We are …

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How the Airdens crofters fought for fairer rents

In 1893 the Airdens crofters waged their own land war. They withheld their rents and on several occasions forcibly prevented sheriff officers from serving legal …

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Invercharron Sheepdog Trials in times past

W.A.M. Mackenzie gives a colourful account of the Trials in the 1950s. This event is still being held at Invercharron Farm as part of the …

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Dog handler and legend Pat MacGettigan

This Irishman based in Culrain was one of the most successful dog handlers in Scotland and quite a character.   Born in Donegal in 1929, …

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The eagle, the Fraser child, and the tragedy that never was

“I hope you will forgive a stranger intruding on your sorrow, which must be so deep, but the story was so heart-rending I could not …

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Sudoku, Codeword and Trivia solutions

Sudoku easy solution Sudoku medium solution Sudoku hard solution   Codeword solution, by Teazel Get more in your mobile or tablet. Search for Teazel in …

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Sutherland Sessions: Trad Club of the Year 2019

The group is bringing first-class musicians to local venues across Sutherland and has recently received the ‘Club of the Year 2019’ at the MG ALBA …

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What’s on in the area

Sutherland Sessions' upcoming concerts 20 March 7:30 pm Hamish Napier Carnegie Hall, Clashmore 13 April - time TBC Duncan Chisolm Dornoch Cathedral 9 May - …

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Fiona Matheson: “The process is as exciting as the outcome”

Croft houses appear regularly on her paintings, a reference to life in Strathcarron and Culrain when she was younger. Kyle Chronicle: Why landscape?
 Fiona Matheson: …

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Clubs & Societies

Adult Choir
 Thursdays 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm. Bonar Bridge 
Community Hall. Contact by email 
 Appalachian Step Dancing 
Tuesdays from 7:30 pm to 9 …

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Regrowth

The changing seasons brings the promise of new life as nature follows the way it was designed to be As I write this the tail …

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Hope springs eternal

Spring, by Ali Smith Ali Smith was born in Inverness and her writing is still profoundly influenced by Scotland. In her latest novel, the plot …

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Uncut Gems

Release date: 2019 
| Country: USA 
| 
Running time: 135 min
 
| Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller 
| 
Directors: Benny & Josh Safdie 
| 
Starring: Adam …

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