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Comprehensive What’s on listing for Lochaber including Fort Willaim – No more searching through pages on social media – a regularly updated What’s On-site covering Arts, Cinema, Kids, Music, Training, Sports, Theatre, Events and more!

We also have a Venue Listings for Lochaber including Clubs and Organizations

There are lots of great venues in and in the area and we are happy to list your venue club or organization if you regularly hold or organise events, courses, clubs or activities in Lochaber and the Fort William Area.

You can use the contact at [email protected] to submit your Venue, Club or Oganization details.

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Jun
4
Thu
Gary Meikle:Surreal-Fort William @ The Nevis Centre
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Gary Meikle:Surreal-Fort William @ The Nevis Centre | Fort William | United Kingdom

After his meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with his second tour show, Surreal! A word that perfectly describes Gary’s last twelve months. He started the year performing in comedy clubs, and ended it selling out big theatres in the UK as well as tours in America, Canada and Europe!

Not one for mincing his words, Gary has been described as “playfully dark”. His cheeky chappie nature and ability to get away with talking about anything will have you laughing at things you probably shouldn’t be! As always, Gary will draw material from his own real-life experiences, including his unique family dynamic and his rapid rise to online fame. Quickly putting his audiences at ease, a night of stand up with Gary feels like a night in the pub chatting with friends!

Having performed to tens of thousands of people over the past year, Gary has found a new confidence and level of openness on stage, meaning he doesn’t hold back on giving his opinions, no matter how warped! The new show will cover topics such as evolution, social media, how to deal with burglars, single mums, bee sex, small man syndrome and much more. Gary is a fast paced, punchy storyteller that finds the funny in anything!

Jun
5
Fri
Quiz Night – Join us online! @ University of the Highlands and Islands
Jun 5 – Jun 6 all-day
Quiz Night - Join us online! @ University of the Highlands and Islands | Inverness | United Kingdom

Looking for something to do on a Friday eve? Join our ONLINE ‘Quiz Night’ at 7pm every Friday night with our fabulous quiz master Professor Donna Heddle as she tests your general knowledge in two rounds of twenty questions!

Join our Cisco Webex Teams meeting (if this link doesn’t work copy and paste it into your address bar): https://uhi.webex.com/m/edda082f-433c-4e97-b274-3661dc3817ea

You can also join by phone: 020 3478 5289 and enter 140090816# when prompted.

If you are student or staff you can join from Webex Teams, click on the telephone icon at the left-hand side, then enter: [email protected] in the Search or dial box

Some extra helpful info:

If you receive a message telling you that you are in the lobby waiting with others, please hold on! Everyone needs to be let into the quiz by our moderator, it won’t take long so sit tight and we’ll be with you shortly!

If you receive a message telling you that the meeting is full, try again in a minute or two…it just means the lobby is too crowded to let you in at the moment. As soon as our moderator lets everyone in, you’ll be able to get in too!

If you plan to join us every week and you’re not a student or staff we recommend downloading Webex Meetings: https://www.webex.com/downloads.html/
All you need to do is install the application, accept the t&c’s and then you’ll be asked to enter the meeting ID/number: [email protected] plus your name, and an email address. You’ll need to then click ‘join’. You can download this software to a computer, laptop, or mobile device.

Thursday Club work party and luncheon
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

LYC is an active sailing club with lots of boats, engines, dinghy parks, storage areas, the clubhouse, firewood chopping, race marks, maintenance, coffees, blethers and often an excellent luncheon served in the clubhouse.

Salt House // Knoydart @ Knoydart Community Hall
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Salt House // Knoydart @ Knoydart Community Hall | Inverie | United Kingdom

“A gentle, lulling delight.” – The Guardian

Salt House is Jenny Sturgeon, Ewan MacPherson and Lauren MacColl. Their album Undersong has been praised by folk bible fRoots for bringing “startling freshness” to the British song tradition.

Songs are central to Salt House. New songs that sound as if they’ve always been here. Ancient ballads woken up. Poems given the tunes they’ve long deserved. Songs about place, politics, landscape and birds.

Singer, guitarist and harmonium player Jenny has a PHD in seabirds. Described by R2 Magazine as “a singer-songwriter who brings together the old and new with a rare skill.” Her songs are earthy and wise; she sings them with beauty and power.

Singer and guitarist Ewan brings to Salt House a wealth of understanding and experience gained with the highly respected Fribo and Shooglenifty. His songs are poetic and layered; his voice plaintive and from the heart.

Fiddler, viola player and vocalist Lauren’s arrangements hold a rich, deep, darkness flecked with gold. You can hear the Highlands in Lauren’s elegant bowing, honed while performing with the quartet RANT, The Rachel Newton Band and as a prolific and award-winning soloist. She plays with warmth, wisdom and soul.

Undersong was recorded in the stunningly restored Telford Church on the island of Berneray (as seen on Channel 4’s Restoration Man.) You can hear its tranquility in the sympathetic and dynamic recording by producer Andy Bell (Songs Of Separation, Jon Boden, The Furrow Collective.) A sense of place captured both in songs and sound; Ewan claims if you listen closely you can even hear the flies in the overhead lights.

You’ll also hear echoes of Pentangle, a touch of Dick Gaughan, murmurs of Scandinavian and Scots, all woven into a music that’s traditional and new. The group’s meticulous attention to detail, shared passions and care for their craft sees Salt House soar.

“Wonderful… a trio of exceptional talent.” – Folk Radio UK

Wild Camp event camping for UCI @ Wild Camp
Jun 5 @ 11:00 pm – Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm

Wild Camp is the place to stay over the UCI downhill event. Great camping, sociable scene, showers and shuttle bus.

https://www.facebook.com/events/579826402780981/

Jun
6
Sat
Skyrunning Improver, Glencoe @ Glen Coe, Scotland
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm
Skyrunning Improver, Glencoe @ Glen Coe, Scotland | Ballachulish | United Kingdom

A skills development course for sky/mountain runners looking to improve their confidence and efficiency over exposed/scrambling terrain.

This developer course is designed for sky/mountain runners who are looking to improve their confidence and performance over the kind of challenging terrain that competitors will encounter on technical or ‘extreme’ skyraces in the UK.

In September each year, Glencoe is home to the UK’s biggest weekend of mountain running (Skyline Scotland), this year featuring a Golden Trail World Series race, the world’s best mountain athletes, and the iconic Salomon Glen Coe Skyline®. These have been part of the UK Skyrunning Calendar and World Skyrunning Series. Home to Scottish skyrunning, Glencoe is the perfect playground in which to improve your skills…

Day 1 will focus on scrambling skills (up and down-climbing technique), managing exposure safely and training for skyrunning (including bouldering and core-strengthening components). We will also cover mountain safety/making sound judgements and mandatory equipment.

Day 2 will incorporate a recce of a skyrace route/sections thereof. We will provide kit-check, navigation and route-planning so that you can focus on your running! The aim of day 2 will be to build the skills from day-1 into a spectacular ridge-running adventure! We will cover race strategy, nutrition and hydration advice while we run!

Over the weekend, you will be instructed by Girls on Hills guide/s with the necessary Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor qualification (MCI) required to properly manage your safety on scrambling terrain in the mountains. The ratio will be no more than 1 to 3, with plenty of experience on-hand to help you where you need it. Guides in our team have competed in the UK Skyrunning Team 2018, raced the Glencoe Skyline, Ring of Steall and Mamores VK races, and know these mountains inside out – as locals, as runners but also as Glencoe MRT members. We also bring experience of other Skyraces in the UK, as well as extreme mountain events such as the Celtman and Ben Nevis race/triathlon.

To find out more about skyrunning and what it involves, read our summary article for UK Hillwalking here: https://www.ukhillwalking.com/articles/features/what_is_skyrunning_and_how_do_i_get_into_it-11157 https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/no_climbing_experience_no_race__the_future_of_extreme_skyrunning-12249

Runners booking should have a ‘good head for heights’ as well as some previous experience of skyrunning, fell running or scrambling. If you’re not sure then please just drop us an email and ask!

Girls on Hills is a ‘no-frills’ experience – we don’t include food or accommodation, allowing you the flexibility to choose your own to suit travel logistics or budget. We do have three partners who offer discounted rates to Girls on Hills customers if you are interested (please let them know you have made a booking with Girls on Hills if you make contact). Otherwise, there is plenty of budget accommodation locally, such as hostels/bunkhouses/pods:
1. Ann Parry at www.strathlodgeglencoe.com
2. Helen Worboys at www.heatherleaglencoe.com
3. Lindsay Warner at Airbnb 5 Leven Terrace, Ballachulish (email [email protected])

We can offer a shuttle service to/from local accommodation, and are committed to making your logistics work.

We will email you a week or so before the event. This email will confirm meet location, as well as information on what to wear and bring with you. We will meet up to check kit and discuss final plans for the day over coffee before we start!

BOOKING
Upon payment you will receive a set of questions in our confirmation email. TO COMPLETE YOUR BOOKING please reply to Girls on Hills with your answers ([email protected]). This information will enable us to check that you have the necessary experience and basic fitness to enjoy this course. Sign-ups will be vetted to this effect and Girls on Hills Ltd reserves the right to refuse a booking if runners are not deemed to have adequate experience.

We pride ourselves on being ‘approachable and relatable’ so please do get in touch with any concerns or queries you might have now or nearer to the event.

We look forward to having some fun and showing you some great skyrunning in home of Scottish Skyrunning.

* Please note that you will be required to read and sign a disclaimer ahead of the weekend. You will likely also be required to use a rope/harness/helmet for short periods. Girls on Hills’ insurance does NOT protect you as an individual. We advise that you treat this course as you would any overseas travel/extreme sports activity, and take our your own insurance.

4X ProTour 2020: Round 3 – Fort William, Scotland @ Nevis Range
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Round 3 of the 2020 4X ProTour will be in Fort William.

The cornerstone of the 4X ProTour we are back on June 6th 2020.

https://www.facebook.com/events/556562518443120/

4X ProTour 2020: Round 3 – Fort William, Scotland @ Nevis Range
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4X ProTour 2020: Round 3 - Fort William, Scotland @ Nevis Range | Fort William | United Kingdom

Round 3 of the 2020 4X ProTour will be in Fort William.

The cornerstone of the 4X ProTour we are back on June 6th 2020.

Jun
9
Tue
Land Rover Safari (3 Hour Tour) @ NTS Glencoe
Jun 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Land Rover Safari (3 Hour Tour) @ NTS Glencoe | Ballachulish | United Kingdom

Land Rover Safari (3 Hour Tour)

Taking place at
Glencoe National Nature Reserve

The Highlands

Dates between
31 Mar – 10 Nov

Let us transport you through Glencoe and Glen Etive, going slightly off the beaten track. Our ranger-led safari will give you 3 hours of history, geology, wildlife and more!

Binoculars are provided but you may wish to bring along a camera and a snack. Outdoor clothing and footwear is advised.

This tour is suitable for adults and children aged 12+.

Meet at the Glencoe Visitor Centre at 9.30am.

Dates: Every Tuesday, from 31 March to 10 November

Please contact the ranger team for further information on [email protected] or 01855 811307.

Jun
10
Wed
Ewen’s Room @ Acharacle Community Centre
Jun 10 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Ewen's Room @ Acharacle Community Centre | Acharacle | United Kingdom

Mental Health

Jun
12
Fri
Quiz Night – Join us online! @ University of the Highlands and Islands
Jun 12 – Jun 13 all-day
Quiz Night - Join us online! @ University of the Highlands and Islands | Inverness | United Kingdom

Looking for something to do on a Friday eve? Join our ONLINE ‘Quiz Night’ at 7pm every Friday night with our fabulous quiz master Professor Donna Heddle as she tests your general knowledge in two rounds of twenty questions!

Join our Cisco Webex Teams meeting (if this link doesn’t work copy and paste it into your address bar): https://uhi.webex.com/m/edda082f-433c-4e97-b274-3661dc3817ea

You can also join by phone: 020 3478 5289 and enter 140090816# when prompted.

If you are student or staff you can join from Webex Teams, click on the telephone icon at the left-hand side, then enter: [email protected] in the Search or dial box

Some extra helpful info:

If you receive a message telling you that you are in the lobby waiting with others, please hold on! Everyone needs to be let into the quiz by our moderator, it won’t take long so sit tight and we’ll be with you shortly!

If you receive a message telling you that the meeting is full, try again in a minute or two…it just means the lobby is too crowded to let you in at the moment. As soon as our moderator lets everyone in, you’ll be able to get in too!

If you plan to join us every week and you’re not a student or staff we recommend downloading Webex Meetings: https://www.webex.com/downloads.html/
All you need to do is install the application, accept the t&c’s and then you’ll be asked to enter the meeting ID/number: [email protected] plus your name, and an email address. You’ll need to then click ‘join’. You can download this software to a computer, laptop, or mobile device.

Ranger Guided Walk: Hidden Valley / Coire Gabhail @ NTS Glencoe
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ranger Guided Walk: Hidden Valley / Coire Gabhail @ NTS Glencoe | Ballachulish | United Kingdom

Come and enjoy exploring Glencoe’s famous hidden valley, Coire Gabhail, a hideout for cattle thieves. This walk takes you up into the hidden valley, revealing fantastic views of Glencoe. Learn about the local environment and history, and maybe glimpse a red deer or a golden eagle.

This Grade C walk runs on the second Friday of each month from April to October.

Duration: 4 hours

Booking is essential.

We’re also happy to take bookings for Hidden Valley guided walks on request (subject to availability).
For 1–2 customers the cost would be £75 in total; for more than 2 customers, it’s £25 per person (up to 10 people).

Thursday Club work party and luncheon
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

LYC is an active sailing club with lots of boats, engines, dinghy parks, storage areas, the clubhouse, firewood chopping, race marks, maintenance, coffees, blethers and often an excellent luncheon served in the clubhouse.

Women’s Hiking Retreat | June 2020
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 14 @ 3:00 pm
Women's Hiking Retreat | June 2020

Join us for a weekend of hiking, skill-sharing and time spent outdoors in the stunning surroundings of Glencoe and the Mamores mountain range!

Together we will spend a weekend in the Scottish Highlands (2 nights). Experienced mountain leaders from Girls on Hills will take us on two guided hikes (Sat+Sun) in the surrounding mountains. This year, the retreat will also include a Wild Yoga session! There will be plenty of time around that to brush up on our outdoors skills, share challenges and advice in an inclusive environment, enjoy communal meals and spend quality time outdoors! There is also a lovely spot to swim in the river in Kinlochleven if the weather is on our side.

Organised by Kathi Kamleitner of Watch Me See – A Scotland Travel Blog in partnership with Girls on Hills.

Date: 12 – 14 June 2020

Group Size: Maximum: 12 PAX / Minimum: 8 PAX

Total Price:
– £240 p.P. (with 8 participants)
– £210 p.P. (with 9-12 participants)

Non-refundable Deposit*: £100 (upon registration)

*The rest of the payment will be due once we know the group size (email announcement). It won’t be more than the above-stated amount.

REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/QbMzkhrrbUpYbKGF9
After registering, you will receive an email (within 1-2 days) with more information and payment details. Please note that your registration is not complete until you have paid the deposit via bank transfer.

GOOD TO KNOW
– This retreat is open to women (trans-inclusive) and non-binary people only.
– You have to be 18 and over to participate in the retreat.
– The guided hikes included in the weekend don’t require experience or technical skills. However, Saturday will be a full day of hiking, so a good level of fitness is required.
– You will need to bring your own food and drink for your time hiking. Breakfast and dinner are included.
– Communal meals will be vegan. Other dietary requirements can be accommodated if known in advance. Self-catering facilities are available at Blackwater Hostel.
– There is a Coop supermarket in Kinlochleven, as well as a few places to eat & drink.
– This hiking retreat will go ahead regardless of weather but routes will be amended to reflect the conditions.
– A full kit list and advice on what to wear/bring will be provided.

The price includes:
– Shared accommodation at Blackwater Hostel in Kinlochleven (2 nights in 4-bed en-suite rooms).
– Communal meals: 2x breakfast, 2x dinner.
– Guided hikes with Girls on Hills (all-day Saturday, until ~4pm on Sunday), potentially other activities (wilderness yoga + wild swimming) depending on weather conditions.
– A Wild Yoga session
– Maps & compass to try navigating.
– Evening sessions on route planning, kit preparation, personal reflection and goal setting.

NOT included are:
– Transport to Kinlochleven (ride-sharing will be facilitated; pick up from Glencoe or Fort William can be arranged).
– Lunch packs for hikes.
– Any additional expenses in Kinlochleven (towel hire at hostel, supermarket, pub etc)..

Jun
13
Sat
Big Steps for Small Feet @ Ben Nevis
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 14 @ 10:00 am

“Losing a child is an unimaginable pain. A time where you can feel very alone in a big world. We will walk together and talk together, no mountain too tall as we aim for our stars on the week before Father’s Day. We may not be able to stop the downpour, but we will all walk with you in the rain.” – Michael, Anam Cara Fasgadh xxxx

‘Big Steps for Small Feet’ is a chance for our charities to unite as one, in togetherness and hope, raising awareness for a cause that is close to each and every one of us. It’s an opportunity to show the world that collectively we can make a difference.

This June we’re taking on Ben Nevis at night, taking Big Steps for Small Feet. We hope to give those who need it the chance to walk and talk together, scaling new heights to unite and raise money for charities working to support bereaved families every day.

When your child dies, your whole world is shattered. You can feel alone and as if no one understands your pain. Bereaved parents, and those who have been affected by child loss, tell us they feel like they’ve lost a part of themselves and are unsure who to talk to or where to channel their feelings.

By taking on Ben Nevis by night, you can change this. Take Big Steps for Small Feet and together we can make a difference by raising awareness and funds for one of the following 10 charities:

Anam Casa Fasgadh, Bliss, Child Bereavement UK, The Lullaby Trust, Sands, Sands Lothians, STAR for Harris, Twins Trust, Together for Short Lives, Tommy’s

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HOW TO REGISTER
By going to Discover Adventure, you can sign up to climb for any one of the 10 charities involved.

You will be asked to pay a £75 deposit to secure your place + balance of no more than £160 to be paid by April 2020.

Your registration fee includes:
-Coach transfer from Glasgow
· Buffet hot meal prior to walk
· Cooked breakfast after ascent
. Hot drinks before and after event
· Snacks / water etc for trek
· Discover Adventure leaders/medics
· Full route support
· Maps and route information / route marking as necessary
· 24 hour emergency UK back-up
· Pre-trip planning and office support
· Mobile event app
· Post-trip debrief

Please note that you cannot fundraise for a charity not involved in this event. You must be aged 18 or over to take part.

https://www.facebook.com/events/528962834606454/