Since many community activities are no longer an option, I hope this edition will help us feel closer
Gaelic, Norse, Brittonic? A look into the history and origins of placenames around our area. Toponyms from the various names for horse are very common
As Scotland eases lockdown restrictions these measures help protect yourself and others: physical distancing and hand and respiratory hygiene
Shopping pick-ups, prescription collections and friendly phone calls are some of the services offered by volunteers in Rosehall, Altass and Brae
Many volunteers across our area are currently making scrubs, bags, gowns, hats, etc for the NHS.
Community anchor organisations are independent community led organisations which provide a focal point for local communities
Kyle of Sutherland Coronavirus Action: volunteers to collect shoppings and prescriptions, free hot meals, community larder, helping hands fund.
KoSDT has received funding from the SSE Achany Community Fund to purchase reusable neoprene facemasks for free distribution throughout the community.
Superfast broadband is now available to properties in Strathcarron, with download speeds of 50Mbps and upload speeds of 20Mbps, with unlimited data usage.
The Hub closed its doors on the 18th of March due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a heartbreaking moment for our team and the community
The Bradbury Centre is now providing around 250 meals per week free of charge to homes in the Creich, Ardgay and Lairg areas
Woodland Trust Voluntary Warden Saddhavati Monahan reflects on the Trust’s new aqcuisition in Spinningdale, its connections with the Carnegie family and rich past
Ancient woodland flora to be found at the Gearrchoille Community Wood Ardgay
There has been a big upsurge in local people wanting to grow their own food during these uncertain times. There is still time to sow and plant out in June.
A day or two after any visitor arrived to St Kilda, the inhabitants suffered from outbreaks of a respiratory tract infection known locally as the ‘boat cough’
I write regularly to UNISON members and recently got a letter back from Ian MacNab who told me about Joyce Ursula Douglas
Here you will find the solutions to the three sudokus and crossword published in the last issue of the paper edition of the Kyle Chronicle.
We are not truly involved in heritage unless we are also creating it for the future. People will always enjoy sharing information about the past
Bear Witness, by the Scottish writer Mandy Haggith, was published in 2013, but there is a passion for wildlife that makes it still feel very relevant today.
Boon-joon Ho’s latest masterpiece explores themes not often present in Hollywood such as class mobility and the flaws of capitalism
The schools are closed but children in the Kyle of Sutherland area are busy learning at home and outdoors

Together while being apart

Since many community activities are no longer an option, I hope this edition will help us  feel closer This is an important issue for people …

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Scotland’s remotest glen

The Kyle of Sutherland area in images throughout the year. Send yours to news@kylechronicle.co.uk   Scotland's remotest glen by Donald Bain Dalphaid, in Glen Cassley, …

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Horses

Gaelic, Norse, Brittonic? A look into the history and origins of placenames around our area Toponyms from the various names for horse are very common, …

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Covid-19 Advice

Physical Distancing As Scotland eases lockdown restrictions these measures help protect yourself and others: Stay at home as much as possible. You must only go …

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Rosehall Village Volunteer Group

Shopping pick-ups, prescription collections and friendly phone calls are some of the services offered by these volunteers to residents in Rosehall, Altass and Brae. When …

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Sewing scrubs for the NHS

Many volunteers across our area are currently making scrubs, bags, gowns, hats, etc for the NHS. Lairg volunteer Heather Cazot-McRoberts tells her story: “Since I …

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Development Trusts are Community Anchors

Community anchor organisations are independent, community led organisations with multi-purpose functions, which provide a focal point for local communities and community organisations, and for community …

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Kyle of Sutherland Coronavirus Action

SELF ISOLATING? Volunteers are ready to collect shopping and prescriptions, post mail, walk dogs or have a friendly phone call with you. Call 01863 766 …

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KoSDT purchases face masks for the community

We have received funding from the SSE Achany Community Fund that has allowed us to purchase 2,250 reusable neoprene facemasks for free distribution throughout the …

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KoSDT corona response

The Trust is working with local partners and organisations to support the community in different ways: from helping people in self-isolation to running the community …

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External Funding

The Trust continues to bring external funding and employment opportunities into the Kyle of Sutherland Community In 2019 the Trust was successful in several bids …

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Superfast Broadband is now available in Strathcarron

Local Internet provider Highland Wireless is committed to provide a stable and fast broadband connection to rural areas which do not have access to superfast …

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Community Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund

New fund to help charities and community groups during the coronavirus pandemic. In partnership with the National Emergencies Trust, Foundation Scotland is providing funding to …

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Ardgay Hall Closure

The news from Ardgay Hall, like the curate’s egg, is good in parts. Current government guidance (08/05/20) means the hall remains closed - as it …

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Rosehall Church

Although services have had to be suspended for the time being, Karl Weidner has been sending us a weekly Reflection which has been much appreciated. …

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75th Anniversary of VE Day

The Royal British Legion Scotland asked pipers all across the country to play When the Battle’s O’er at 3 o’clock on Friday 14th May. The …

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Ardgay & District CC in lockdown

Betty Wright, Chairperson A&D CC, reflects on the challenges brought by the virus. Normally at this point in the year I would be sharing the …

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Crofting Law

Crofting law gives crofters security from eviction but the crofters need to follow the rules and work to improve their plot of land The old …

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Your local representatives

Important notice from Creich and Ardgay & District Community Councils: Owing to the current crisis, applications to the two windfarm community benefit funds operated by …

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Windfarm Benefit Funds

between £2,000 and £10,000+ SSE Achany Community Fund The SSE Achany Community Fund will remain open for applications with the next deadline being the 31st …

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Planning for a safe reopening

As like all other public services, the Hub closed its doors on the 18th of March due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a heartbreaking moment for …

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The Bradbury Centre is providing free hot meals

The Centre is now providing around 250 meals per week free of charge to homes in the Creich, Ardgay and Lairg areas The Bradbury Centre …

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A sense of place, the Fairy Glen

Woodland Trust Voluntary Warden Saddhavati Monahan reflects on the Trust’s new aqcuisition in Spinningdale, its connections with the Carnegie family and rich past There is …

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Flowers and flooding

Ancient woodland flora to be found at the Gearrchoille Community Wood Ardgay A walk around the all abilities path during May has been a treat …

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Nature in Lockdown

Have we become more connected to the local wildlife around us? A guide to what to spot around the Kyle of Sutherland. “The only calendar …

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Weasels

Outside my window weasels hunting; quick as light through tunnelled banks and holes and water. Murderous precision so fast. Just yesterday I discovered voles digging …

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Sutherland Sessions: Lockdown Blues

We had a busy programme of live music lined up for spring and summer, which we’ve had to postpone. We’re sharing some of the great …

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Growing food in your garden

There has been a big upsurge in local people wanting to grow their own food during these uncertain times. There is still time to sow …

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St Kilda, Disease and Immunity

A day or two after any visitor arrived to St Kilda, the inhabitants suffered from outbreaks of a respiratory tract infection known locally as the …

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Little Sad Story and Thanks

I write regularly to UNISON members and recently got a letter back from one, Ian MacNab (aged 92, now living in Dingwall) who told me …

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Sudoku and Crossword 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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Great Placenames Quiz

The answers to the following clues are all placenames within the Kyle of Sutherland area (see map). The clues themselves are mostly cryptic in nature, …

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The thunder did roll

300,000 to 1. Those are the odds of being struck by lightning in the UK.  The chances of being fatally struck are speculated to be …

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Food rationing & bananas

Has our relationship to food changed during the coronavirus crisis? Stockpiling, shortages, local sourcing, and self-sufficiency are now on everyone’s lips. William Mackenzie shares his …

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The Fairy Trinkets of Invernauld

Legend of a young man, his family and a gift from the fairies Many years ago, a young couple who lived in a cottage near …

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I wish I had asked my granny!

I wonder how many of the Kyle Chronicle readers have said that, I know I have. I had been asked to deliver a presentation to …

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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 Louise Worthy

Louise Worthy: “There is an element of the unknown in printmaking that is magical” Owls, foxes and puffins populate the artworks of artist and printmaker …

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Emergency Numbers and Covid-19 helplines

https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus Coronavirus COVID-19 helpline Free Highland Council Helpline for advice on volunteering, or getting help with food, welfare or business support 0300 303 1362 Shielding If …

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A journey to the wild side

Bear Witness, by Mandy Haggith Bear Witness, by the Scottish writer Mandy Haggith, was published by Saraband in 2013, but there is a passion for …

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Parasite

Release date: 2019 | Country: South Korea | Running time: 132 min | Genres: Comedy, Drama, Thriller | Director: Bong Joon Ho | Starring: Kang-ho …

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Kids’ Chronicle

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