Gaelic, Norse, Brittonic? A look into the history and origins of place-names around our area. In Gaelic cù means ‘dog’ while madadh may mean ‘dog’, ‘fox’ or ‘wolf’.
These are the agenda items that Creich CC and Ardgay & District CC have been discussing in the last 12 months.
Over the last few articles we have looked at various aspects of crofting. Here we consider the future. Will crofting survive?
So, at this time of year many tourism businesses will be closing their doors on what has been a strange and hugely different season to normal.
Ardgay SWI amalgamated with Culrain SWI in 2017. Very sadly we have had to close our doors after one hundred and two years.
Up to £250 for heating or energy efficient white goods. Supported by RWE Rosehall Com­munity Fund, in partnership with East & Central Sutherland Citizens Advice Bureau.
From September to November we run 109 activities providing safe and accessible social opportunities, helping to reduce isolation
Strathoykel. Poem by Dave Goulder. He reaches for another stone / Turns and bends, back to the wind to place it...
Horatio Clare will be interviewed by BBC Radio’s Alison Finch for Lairg and District Learning Centre’s project, “Seasons of Change”
The club -reinstated in 2018- has launched a fundraising effort to refurbish the existing clubhouse facilities
In this difficult year, this family of barn owls in a small copse next to our house has brought us so much enjoyment
Hedgehogs in the Highlands have found new friends in Adrian and Nicky Knight who have created Highland Hedgehogs.
We had great fun with the many online events that we wouldn't have been able to attend if we'd had to travel.
Photographer couple Cherry & Bryan Alexander have been travelling to the polar regions for the last 49 years.
We probably all have a book that we return to when we need a bit of a ‘pick-me-up.’ The History of Love by Nicole Krauss is the one I reread
Akira’s cultural impact is immeasurable, creating the cyberpunk genre and projecting anime into western culture for the first time.

Geese island

The Kyle of Sutherland area in images throughout the year. Send yours to news@kylechronicle.co.uk   by john wood There is a small island in the …

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Dog, fox or wolf?

Gaelic, Norse, Brittonic? A look into the history and origins of place-names around our area In Gaelic cù means ‘dog’ while the word madadh may …

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A different Christmas

Positive news will help us through this atypical festive season. There is plenty of support in our communities After a difficult year, we know for …

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The work of your Community Council

These are the agenda items that Creich CC and Ardgay & District CC have been discussing in the last 12 months. After a Covid-19 hiatus, …

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Gledfield Estate set for £10m Pure Leisure development

Award-winning holiday park operator Pure Leisure Group is set to submit plans for its latest development on the Gledfield Estate, Ardgay. 

Will crofting survive?

Over the last few articles we have looked at various aspects of crofting. Here we consider the future. Will crofting survive? Food: There is a …

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Tourism trends

So, at this time of year many tourism businesses will be closing their doors on what has been a strange and hugely different season to …

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Closure of Ardgay & Culrain SWI

Ardgay SWI amalgamated with Culrain SWI in 2017. With diminishing numbers, very sadly we have had to close our doors after one hundred and two …

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Highland Wireless merges with LBNL

The local broadband provider has been acquired by Lothian Broadband Networks Ltd (LBNL). LBNL started along very similar lines as Highland Wireless working with communities …

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The Helping Hands Fund

Up to £250 for heating or energy efficient white goods. Supported by RWE Rosehall Com­munity Fund, in partnership with East & Central Sutherland Citizens Advice …

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Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction commended in the Scottish Civic Trust Awards

Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction has been commended in the Scottish Civic Trust ‘My Place’ Awards. The winning projects were announced in an online ceremony on Thursday …

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Community Resilience Plan

Creich Locality Group is in the process of developing the Kyle of Sutherland Community Resilience Plan for Creich, and Ardgay & District communities. This will …

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Here’s to 2021!

We are now in December and reaching the end of a year that no one will ever forget. The interesting thing is that a year …

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A challenging year for the KALM project

Restrictions have made it difficult to hold some of our activities, but we still have been able to provide opportunities to exercise.

Sutherland Adaptive and Collaborative Communities Project

Aiming to address important issues faced by local communities. Since starting in their roles in August 2020 the Sutherland Adaptative and Collaborative Communities (SACC) project …

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Activities at The Hub

From September to November we run 109 activities providing safe and accessible social opportunities, helping to reduce isolation and inactivity especially important during this time …

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Strathoykel

Poem by Dave Goulder He reaches for another stone Turns and bends, back to the wind to place it. Once again the gale lifts his …

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There is light in the winter gloom

An early Christmas gift from Lairg and District Learning Centre's project "Seasons of Change" Horatio Clare, award-winning author, nature writer, broadcaster and journalist, will be …

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Winter wellbeing with Lairg & District Learning Centre

There’s no denying that it’s been a tough year and with darker nights and colder weather December through to April can be a difficult time …

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Useful numbers to help you through

This festive season, if you are struggling with mental health issues, there is support available for you over the phone.

Bonar Bridge Football Club

The club -reinstated in 2018- has exciting plans to update the clubhouse facilities. What memories does the name Bonar Bridge Football Club bring back for …

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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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Kids’ Chronicle

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Regenerative farming

Farmers who use regenerative agriculture techniques accept that wildlife will share some of our harvest with us

New neighbours

In this difficult year, this family of barn owls has brought us so much enjoyment and being so close to nature has been such a …

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Highland Hedgehog, new animal rescue service in Brora

Hedgehogs in the Highlands have found new friends in Adrian and Nicky Knight who have created Highland Hedgehogs. With numbers on the decline the hedgehogs’ …

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Planet Sutherland

We had great fun with the many online events that we wouldn't have been able to attend if we'd had to travel. Some key events …

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Gearrchoille Community Wood volunteers

We’ve had some lovely autumn days of sunshine, but also one of the wettest days in Ardgay for a while – which caused the roads …

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Christmas gifts ideas

Whether you are looking for a last minute present or already planning to buy local, here are some Christmas gifts ideas on your doorstep

Rosehall links with slavery

In Guyana's Berbice region, a handful of interrelated families from the north Highlands were the first to build sugar-cane plantations.

Brothers in arms

Two world wars. Two war memorials. Two sets of siblings. Two Highland families: The Gordons and The Macleans.

Pat, the Irishman

W. A. M. MacKenzie remembers this local character and his horses, two big working Clydesdales used for clearing timber from the nearby forest

Sudoku, Crossword and Codeword solutions

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

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Cherry & Bryan Alexander

Interview with renowned photographer couple specialising in the polar regions Ardgay-based photographers Cherry & Bryan Alexander have been travelling to the polar regions for the …

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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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A book to lift the spirits

The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss I think we probably all have a ‘go to’ book that we return to when we need a …

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Akira

Release date: 1988 | Country: Japan | Running time: 124 min | Genres: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi | Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Writers: Katsuhiro Ôtomo and …

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