Gaelic, Norse, Brittonic? A look into the history and origins of place names around our area. In this issue, names related to feelings.
AGM: The 2021 AGM of Ardgay & District Community Council was held in June. Office bearers were re-elected to serve another year
This year we have lost some of our longest serving and loyal veterans. We extend our most sincere condolences to their families.
Over the past few months there have been several improvements made at the Falls of Shin to make it a better experience for visitors
Sutherland Wellbeing website was created to showcase services, resources and activities aimed at promoting good mental health
Mikeysline are passionate about ending the stigma so that people feel more comfortable speaking about their struggles with poor mental health
There has been the continuous support of our loyal users but also lots of new faces who we have loved welcoming.
We try to make guests feel like they are in their home and relax and enjoy themselves, but sometimes their requests or actions are strange...
Cut flowers can generate serious carbon emissions because of refrigeration and long-haul transport. Why not try growing them in your garden?
This avian crisis centre has 31 years of experience in bird care and is specialised in beak reconstruction and broken wing rehabilitation.
Browse the pdf of the Kids’ Chronicle, a central pages supplement curated for and by the children of the Kyle of Sutherland
2020 saw the closure of Ardgay Scottish Rural Women Institute, the very first to open in the area in 1918, followed by Culrain in 1919.
Here you will find the solutions to the three sudokus, wordsearch, codeword and quiz published in the last issue of the paper edition.
Curious, I peered through the non-door and saw old cow stalls, mangers between roof supports, timbers for burning... Poem by Dave Goulder
Looking for something original and captivating with a touch of the dystopian? The New Wilderness by Diane Cook could be the next book for you
Thomas Vinterberg’s latest film is a complex and realistic depiction of drinking culture, skilfully demonstrating both the highs and the lows.

Bonar Bridge War Memorial

The Kyle of Sutherland area in images throughout the year. Send yours to news@kylechronicle.co.uk With magnificent views over the Kyle of Sutherland, this war memorial …

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Things to do this season

This issue is full of ideas on how to enjoy our time outside: paddleboarding, gardening, bird watching... With shorter days and the kids ­–thankfully­– back …

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When the landscape has feelings

Gaelic, Norse, Brittonic? A look into the history and origins of place names around our area A stream falling into the Einig, a tributary of …

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Lairg Learning Centre: Challenge Poverty Week

L&DLC will be raising awareness of poverty through the Challenge Poverty Week on the 4th-10th of October. Taking part in Challenge Poverty Week is rewarding …

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Ardgay resident finishes sponsored walks

David Hannah, aged 75, from Ardgay has done four sponsored walks to fundraise for Highland Senior Citizens Network, as part of the ‘alternative’ Great Wilderness …

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Ardgay & District Community Council

Plans are finally under way to introduce a speed limit in the Ardgay-Bonar straight. AGM: The 2021 AGM of Ardgay & District Community Council was …

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Young and innovative

Meet the talented millenials / Gen Zs behind some exciting projects launched this summer. Rebecca & Beth: Sutherland Girls on Boards Rebecca Dunphy (27) was …

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Royal British Legion Scotland

News from the Creich & Kincardine RBLS branch This year, as sadly every year, we have lost some of our longest serving and loyal veterans. …

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SSE Renewables investment

SSE Renewables invests over £300k in the Kyle of Sutherland and Lairg communities in 2020/21 In 2020/21, over £300,000 has been invested across the Ardgay …

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Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction

Over the past few months there have been several improvements made at the Falls of Shin to make it a better experience for the tens …

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Sutherland Wellbeing resources highlight: Mickeysline

The Sutherland Wellbeing website was created in April by the KoSDT team to connect Sutherland residents with services, resources and activities aimed at promoting good …

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Kyle of Sutherland Locality Group

One significant local development has been the transition of the Creich Locality Group to become the Kyle of Sutherland Locality Group. This has been achieved …

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South Bonar site update

As Kyle Chronicle readers will be aware, despite successfully raising funding and agreeing an asset transfer to take Bonar Bridge toilets into community ownership and …

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Bonar Bridge Post Office

Since the end of June Bonar Bridge Post Office has been temporarily relocated into the Crannag Bistro on Dornoch Road to allow for some essential …

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Viking Treasure Hunt

Vikings big and small had a great time hunting for booty at our Viking Treasure Hunt on Sunday 15th August at Falls of Shin. We …

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Venture North visit

Venture North representatives met members of Heart of Sutherland Tourism at the Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction to talk about tourism. At KoSDT we were …

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Affordable Warmth Survey

Affordable Warmth Survey finds to be presented at Sutherland Fuel Poverty Summit Throughout the month of August, KoSDT staff were supporting the Sutherland Community Partnership …

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Community Resilience

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust has been awarded funding from SSE's Beatrice Partnership Fund to further develop the Kyle of Sutherland Community Resilience Plan Building …

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It’s okay not to be okay

Mikeysline are passionate about ending the stigma so that people feel more comfortable speaking about their struggles with poor mental health I am delighted with …

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Community Polytunnel at The Barn

The KoSDT community polytunnel has now been installed although we still have a bit of internal work to do to get it ready for growing. …

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A busy summer at The Hub

We are overwhelmed by the support received from our customers over the summer. There has been the continuous support of our loyal users but also …

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My experience being a Sewing & Crafting tutor

Delivering courses for the lairg & district learning centre Life has never been so busy once the pandemic hit. It was a huge learning curve …

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It shouldn’t happen to a B&B owner

We try to make guests feel like they are in their home and relax and enjoy themselves, but sometimes their requests or actions are a …

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Growing flowers for cutting

Cut flowers can generate serious carbon emissions because of refrigeration and long-haul transport. Why not try growing them in your garden? It is lovely to …

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Blue Highlands Bird Rescue

This 24-hour avian crisis centre located in Brora has 31 years of experience in bird care and is specialised in beak reparation/reconstruction and broken wing …

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Wood carver’s final work is now his own memorial

Bill Ross, who lived in Ardgay, died on Hogmanay aged 76. He made elaborate commemorative benches and is to be himself commemorated by his final …

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Greener Highland

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with the members of Ardgay & District and Creich community councils about some of the …

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Whooper Swan

The Whooper Swan is one of my favourite birds, and now that autumn is fast approaching, they will soon be returning to spend the winter …

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Kids Chronicle

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200 years of Post Office

A look at the long history of our Post Office services in Ardgay and Bonar Bridge. From horse-drawn mail to the arrival of trains, and …

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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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History of Ardgay SRWI

2020 saw the closure of Ardgay Scottish Rural Women Institute, the very first to open in the area in 1918, followed by Culrain/Invershin one year …

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The flamboyant Lady Meux

Lady Valerie Meux was probably one of the most eccentric persons to have stayed in the area. She had a high phaeton pulled by zebras, …

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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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Sudoku, Wordsearch, Codeword and Quiz solutions

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

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Brief Encounter poem

Brief Encounter. Old Steading, Altass Curious, I peered through the non-door and saw old cow stalls, mangers between roof supports, timbers for burning. The new …

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A Story of Survival

The new wilderness, by Diane Cook Looking for something original and captivating with a touch of the dystopian? The New Wilderness (Harper, 2020) by Diane …

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Another round

Release date (UK): 2021 | Country: Denmark / Sweden / Netherlands | Running time: 116 min | Genres: Drama, Comedy | Director: Thomas Vinterberg | …

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