There are two different words for grey in Scottish Gaelic: glas or greenish grey, and liath, a light grey of a blueish hue.
Tourism was one of the businesses most affected by the Covid outbreak, and the normal Highland welcome had to be put on hold until the middle of summer.
In the previous articles we have looked at the history and the law. This time we will look at the agriculture of crofting and how it differs from farming.
KoSDT is delighted to introduce the team who will deliver the new Adaptive and Collaborative Communities project for Sutherland
After a very uncertain 6 months, we are delighted to be able to bring back some of our much-needed services to the community.
The Bradbury Centre staff is working on getting everything ready so that when the centre is allowed to resume its service, everything will be in place.
Despite the difficulties, we’ve been beavering away, trying to determine the best approach to reducing Sutherland’s carbon footprint.
Despite the constraints of the lockdown -or perhaps because of it- Gearrchoille wood has seen plenty of activity with plenty of regular walkers
Back to school! Kyle of Sutherland schools’ pupils are back together after a very long break and things are a bit different now.
Back in the 1940s, the back-breaking hoeing of the turnip was made into a competition, alternating each year between The Poplars and Invercharron farms.
Here you will find the solutions to the three sudokus published in the last issue of the paper edition of the Kyle Chronicle.
Here you will find the solutions to the Great Placenames Quiz published in the Summer 2020 edition. By Anna MacRae MacDonald.
Doing things by phone, or post, or over the Internet, is not the same as actually meeting together and being with people. People need real live human company.
Over the last two months, the Scottish Episcopal Church has started to open is buildings for Individual Prayer and Worship
Maggie O’Farrell is a skilled writer, deft in expressing the joys and sorrows of family life, and no less so in her latest novel. Hamnet
American History X follows Edward Norton as Derek Vinyard, an ex neo-nazi, in his attempts to stop his younger brother from going down the same dark path as him.

Restarting

Slowly and gradually, many common activities we took for granted only five months ago are resuming Gradually -and hopefully as safe as possible- activities that …

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Sheep going up hill

The Kyle of Sutherland area in images throughout the year. Send yours to news@kylechronicle.co.uk by Heatherlea Croft Looking towards The Craigs. Through grazing, sheep maintain …

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Fifty shades of landscape

Gaelic, Norse, Brittonic? A look into the history and origins of placenames around our area There are two different words for grey in Scottish Gaelic: …

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A new kind of normal

Tourism was one of the businesses most affected by the outbreak of coronavirus, and the normal Highland welcome had to be put on hold until …

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Creich Community Council update

Recently Creich Community Council has held two meetings on Zoom with another planned for September. As it is not possible to include members of the …

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Ardgay & District CC update

Meetings rezoomed with grant applications as normal. Due to Covid restrictions we are still unable to hold regular meetings, so we have had a few …

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Coire na Cloiche Community Benefit

Ardgay & District Community Council is welcoming comments from residents and community organisations regarding the new Coire na Cloiche Community Benefit Fund. In August 2020 …

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The agriculture of crofting

In the 19th century crofts were made deliberately too small to support a family so that the crofter would have to go and work at …

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South Bonar Project

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust was successful in securing a Design Grant to investigate the possibility of developing this site by providing facilities for campervans …

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The recovery begins…

We will need to continue to be diligent to keep the virus at bay and work hard to support those in the community who need …

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Meet Mary Drylie from KALM

“I started working at KoSDT as a part-time Project Assistant on the KALM Project on the 9th March 2020.  Prior to this, I volunteered at …

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Sutherland Adaptive and Collaborative Communities Project

The Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is delighted to introduce the project team who will deliver the new Adaptive and Collaborative Communities project for Sutherland, …

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Your local shopping basket

All our local shops have risen to the challenge during lockdown, helping the community in different ways: from supporting volunteer efforts, to accepting phone orders …

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The Hub re-opening!

After a very uncertain 6 months, we are delighted to be able to bring back some of our much-needed services to the community. Over the …

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The work of the Bradbury Centre

The Bradbury Centre staff is working on getting everything ready so that when the centre is allowed to resume its service, everything will be in …

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Autumn days

This season offers some of the greatest wildlife spectacles - the Red Deer Rut-, as well as many opportunities to catch a glimpse of the …

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Planet Sutherland

#buildbackbetter and #justransition are keywords being used in the climate and environmental arenas to help us all consider what we can do to benefit from …

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Scottish Wildcat kittens born at Alladale

Alladale is very proud to announce the birth of three Scottish Wildcat kittens. For the third year in a row, the cats at Alladale which …

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Pond works and new seat

Gearrchoille Wood has seen lots of activity, with volunteer afternoons resuming in July. Despite the constraints of the lockdown over the past few months – …

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Autumn gardening tasks

It’s a busy time in the garden, clearing away and getting ready for the winter. There are many sources of gardening advice online and in …

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Stranded whales at Dornoch Firth

In October 1927, a school of more than a hundred whales was stranded in the Dornoch Firth near Ardgay and Bonar Bridge. Martin Alister Campbell …

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Forests and Forestry People

An overview of the history of the forestry industry in the Kyle of Sutherland, by Norman Davidson, curator of the Forestry Memories website Many of …

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The Scottish Rosswell?

An unidentified object thought to have been a Russian Sputnik satellite was found on the hillside near Ardgay in 1962 by a shepherd named Donald …

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The hoeing match

Back in the 1940s and 50s, the hoeing of the turnip, a time-consuming and back breaking task was made into a competition, alternating each year …

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Sudoku solutions

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Great Placenames Quiz Solution

Here you will find the solutions to the Great Placenames Quiz published in the Summer 2020 edition. 1. Glencalvie 2. Achnachanat 3. Achness 4. Auchintoul …

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Croick Church trees cleared

The tree felling at Croick church is now complete. Removing these old trees was deemed necessary as they were a threat to this historic building. …

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Bonar & Lairg Free Church resumes its Sunday services

Doing things by phone, or post, or over the Internet, is not the same as actually meeting together and being with people. People need real …

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The new normal in the Scottish Episcopalian Church

We are living through a period of uncertainty when many of the activities that we have been accustomed to doing are either not currently available …

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Clubs & Societies

Contact clubs and groups organisers to see if their activities are taking place and when they will resume.   Adult Choir email Appalachian Step Dancing …

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Interview with Nigel Webster

Nigel Webster: “watching a lump of clay being converted to a pot is a meditative experience” Nigel Webster from Gledfield Mill Pottery opens the doors …

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Celebrating Mrs Shakespeare

Hamnet, by Maggie O’Farrell Maggie O’Farrell is a skilled writer, deft in expressing the joys and sorrows of family life, and no less so in …

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American History X

Release date: 1999 | Country: USA | Running time: 119 min | Genres: Drama | Director: Tony Kaye | Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong | …

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