The project to refurbish Culrain hall, named ‘The Community Hearth’ was presented to the community on the 10th of October by the Hall Committee.
On Sunday 20th October people came from as far as Golspie and Invergordon to help clear the Carbisdale Woods walking and mountain biking trails
I am delighted to present this first edition of Kyle Chronicle. It has been an amazing and inspiring year-long journey to come to this point.
KoSDT is exploring funding opportunities and there is still time to give your views on the location of a new playpark in the village.
Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is delighted to support the launch of the new quarterly Kyle Chronicle Magazine.
The group was formed in 2016 with the aim of promoting both the central area within the NC500 route for tourism and businesses that are located there.
Originally regarded as temporary, it is over 100 years old. The hall has been linked to education and worship throughout most part of the 20th century.
A victorian global celebrity, Mary Caroline Blair (née Michell), Duchess of Sutherland, had a life worthy of a period drama.
As the nights start drawing in and we awake to frosty mornings and snow topped hills, we welcome winter migrant birds visiting our shores.
Take a wander through Ledmore and Migdale wood and you may come across our new residents. Translocation of between 20 and 25 squirrels commenced in October
The group Planet Sutherland aims to help people across Sutherland to make tiny (and larger) changes that will help to save the planet.
This festive season why not buy your Christmas food and presents locally? Avoid stressful crowds and support your local community at the same time.
Discover what's on in the Kyle of Sutherland and nearby. A selection of events, concerts, exhibitions and workshops for all ages and tastes.
Budding film-reviewer Jack Weir from Tain Royal Academy was appointed to the role of Film Critic for the Kyle Chronicle, following a competition.
As this is my first book review for the Kyle Chronicle, I wanted to feature a book by a local author: Helen Sedgwick's second novel The Growing Season
Ken Loach’s latest tour de force is a tragic critique on “zero-hour” contracts and their devastating effects on normal, everyday people.
It is really worthwhile looking closely at the tree trunks in the Gearrchoille, as this wood in Ardgay supports a rich variety of lichens and fungi.
HOST UK arranges for international students to enjoy brief homestays with UK hosts, for a weekend or, over the festive period, a three day visit.
Representatives of Balnagown Estate and Scottish Forestry met with the community in October 2019, to present a revised plan for Jubilee Hill.
The true story behind the Rosehall bridge’s byname. The Minister’s Bridge is a beautiful single-track stone bridge over a deep, rocky ravine at Allt Mhor.
Old placenames of the Kyle of Sutherland. Gaelic, Norse, Brittonic? A look into the history and origins of placenames around our area.
The programme, run by Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) provides training for business and social enterprises
The centre is place where over 60s can socialize with old friends and make new acquaintances while enjoying the activities on offer.
Quarterly magazine curated by and for the Kyle of Sutherland children: Gledfield, Bonar Bridge and Rosehall Primary schools
Would like to practice a sport, pick up a hobby or simply socialize? Why not join one of the many clubs and groups listed here.

Plans for Culrain Village Hall unveiled

The project to refurbish Culrain hall, named ‘The Community Hearth’ was presented to the community on the 10th of October by the Hall Committee.

Carbisdale Trails Volunteer Day

On Sunday 20th October people came from as far as Golspie and Invergordon to help clear the Carbisdale Woods walking and mountain biking trails

An amazing journey

I am delighted to present this first edition of Kyle Chronicle. It has been an amazing and inspiring year-long journey to come to this point.

Bonar bridge playpark 
consultation

KoSDT is exploring funding opportunities and there is still time to give your views on the location of a new playpark in the village.

KoSDT, supporting Kyle Chronicle

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is delighted to support the launch of the new quarterly Kyle Chronicle Magazine.

Light and darkness

“An invitation to follow Jesus is an invitation to escape from darkness” by John Mann, Elder, Bonar Bridge & Lairg Free Church. Church services in …

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Heart of Sutherland Tourism (HOST)

The group was formed in 2016 with the aim of promoting both the central area within the NC500 route for tourism and businesses that are …

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Crofting in the 
21st Century

To welcome the first edition of the Kyle Chronicle, I thought we should celebrate our lovely landscape

Tin Tabernacles: Croick Mission Hall

Originally regarded as temporary, it is over 100 years old. The hall has been linked to education and worship throughout most part of the 20th …

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The scandalous life of Mary Caroline, ‘Duchess Blair’

A victorian global celebrity, Mary Caroline Blair (née Michell), Duchess of Sutherland, had a life worthy of a period drama.

Winter Visitors

As the nights start drawing in and we awake to frosty mornings and snow topped hills, we welcome winter migrant birds visiting our shores.

The squirrels have landed 
in Ledmore & Migdale woods

Take a wander through Ledmore and Migdale wood and you may come across our new residents. Translocation of between 20 and 25 squirrels commenced in …

The squirrels have landed 
in Ledmore & Migdale woods Read More »

Growing support for environmental group Planet Sutherland


The group Planet Sutherland aims to help people across Sutherland to make tiny (and larger) changes that will help to save the planet.

Christmas gifts 
on your doorstep

This festive season why not buy your Christmas food and presents locally? Avoid stressful crowds and support your local community at the same time. Local …

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What’s on in the area

16DEC 6:30 pm MONRehearsal Sutherland Youth ChoirKYLE OF SUTHERLAND HUB, BONAR BRIDGELooking for new members from 7 to 17 years to help create and build …

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Local pupil joins Kyle Chronicle editorial team

Budding film-reviewer Jack Weir from Tain Royal Academy was appointed to the role of Film Critic for the Kyle Chronicle, following a competition.

A gripping read for the dark winter nights


As this is my first book review for the Kyle Chronicle, I wanted to feature a book by a local author: Helen Sedgwick’s second novel …

A gripping read for the dark winter nights
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Sorry We Missed You

Ken Loach’s latest tour de force is a tragic critique on “zero-hour” contracts and their devastating effects on normal, everyday people.

Spectacular fungi and lichens

It is really worthwhile looking closely at the tree trunks in the Gearrchoille, as this wood in Ardgay supports a rich variety of lichens and …

Spectacular fungi and lichens Read More »

Christmas or Hogmanay 
with a difference

HOST UK arranges for international students to enjoy brief homestays with UK hosts, for a weekend or, over the festive period, a three day visit.

Revised plans for Jubilee Hill tree planting scheme

Representatives of Balnagown Estate and Scottish Forestry met with the community in October 2019, to present a revised plan for Jubilee Hill.

The minister’s bridge

The true story behind the Rosehall bridge’s byname. The Minister’s Bridge is a beautiful single-track stone bridge over a deep, rocky ravine at Allt Mhor.

Retained Firefighters needed for Bonar Bridge Station

Fire & Rescue Services have launched a campaign to recruit Retained Firefighters for Bonar Bridge Community Station.

Superfast broadband for 
100 Highland Wireless customers

In November, Highland Wireless connected our 100th customer to the superfast broadband service in the Kyle of Sutherland Project Area.

Spinningdale

Old placenames of the Kyle of Sutherland. Gaelic, Norse, Brittonic? A look into the history and origins of placenames around our area.

Committee re-elected for Ardgay Public Hall after October AGM

At the last management meeting following the AGM, the new committee reaffirmed its commitment to maintain and enhance the building.


Joan Murray wins Highland Heroes Award

Joan Murray from Bonar Bridge Primary School, has been the recipient of the Highland Hero Award “Public Servant of the Year”.

Christmas lights Ardgay 2019

Ardgay Christmas lights team of volunteers
Thanks to the team of volunteers who turned out on a rather cold morning to help with the lamppost lights. …

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New Community Council for Ardgay & District

Ardgay & District Community Council received eight valid nominations, its inaugural meeting is scheduled for Monday 9th November

Newly-formed Creich Community Council first meeting

Creich Community Council held its inaugural meeting on November 19th.
Highland Councillor Kirsteen Currie conducted the election of office bearers

Lairg Winterfest 2019

Lairg’s annual ‘Winterfest’ took place on Saturday 23rd November. The event is organised by Lairg & District Community Initiatives.

External Project 
Management Contracts

As part of the Trust’s strategy to become more sustainable, KoSDT’s Contracts Team is delivering external contracts for other community organisations.

Community Larder

Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is now running a Community Larder at The Barn in Ardgay on Tuesday and Friday afternoons between 2 – 4pm.

New Tracksuits for the New Football Team

KoSDT’s Keep Active Together project, which was funded by the Scottish Government, has sponsored the tracksuits for the new Bonar Bridge FC.

KoSDT supports 
HIE start-up school

The programme, run by Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) provides training for business and social enterprises

A Big Brunch to mark Challenge Poverty Week

To mark ‘Challenge Poverty Week’ which ran from 7th – 13th October, KoSDT hosted a ‘Big Brunch’ on Sunday 13th October in Bonar Bridge Community …

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Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust win an HTSI Award


Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust received the ‘Reducing Vulnerability in the Community’ Award at the Highland Third Sector Awards

Bradbury Centre, promoting mental and physical wellbeing

The centre is place where over 60s can socialize with old friends and make new acquaintances while enjoying the activities on offer.

Celebrate Christmas 
with The Hub

Christmas has arrived at The Hub. We have the perfect solution to the January Blues – 10% off all new memberships taken out in January,

Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Europe’s most Eco-Friendly hotel 2019

Alladale Wilderness Reserve is proud to announce to have been voted Europe’s most Eco-friendly hotel 2019 by the Global Boutique Hotel Awards.


Kids’ Chronicle

Quarterly magazine curated by and for the Kyle of Sutherland children: Gledfield, Bonar Bridge and Rosehall Primary schools

Windfarm Benefit Funds

Here you can find details of most of the Community Benefit Funds in the Kyle of Sutherland area. To apply, please visit the links provided.

Your local representatives

Contact details and dates of next meetings of your Community Council. Contact details of your Highland Councillors, MSPs and MP.

Letters to the editor

Do you have a strong feeling about something you read? Do you want to share your opinion or point of view? Send a letter to the …

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Upcycle corner

Looking for a particular item for your upcycling project? Do you have something you’d like to donate or exchange?
 Contact us to place a free …

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Clubs & Societies

Would like to practice a sport, pick up a hobby or simply socialize? Why not join one of the many clubs and groups listed here.

Snowy Shores

The Kyle of Sutherland area in images throughout the year. Send yours to news@kylechronicle.co.uk. Snowy Shores by Donald Bain.

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