Lochaber & Fort William Events listings On What’s on Lochaber including Mallaig Invergarry Arisaig Glenfinnan Spean Bridge Roy Bridge Fort William Ardgour Kilchoan Strontian Kinlochleven Ballachulish Lochaline and more

Aug
14
Fri
Quiz Night – Join us online! @ University of the Highlands and Islands
Aug 14 – Aug 15 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
Aug 14 @ 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).
Weekend Fling 2020
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm

Weekend Driving Adventure in Scotland – August 2020. Limited to 15 cars – 2 night at 4 star hotel with dinner and breakfast included.

This weekend roadtrip takes you on a driving adventure where the focus is on driving. You’ll be hitting some great roads with stunning backdrops, so remember to bring your camera.

Our carefully selected route will make the most of your time in Scotland, packing in open roads, stunning landscapes, hairpins, forests, coast roads & more.

Friday
Optional drive from Manchester up to the hotel situated in a quiet location 30 minutes from Glasgow.

Or make your own way to the hotel, rooms available from 3pm, and make use of the on-site leisure facilities.

Saturday
This will be a 7am start with you spending 7-8 hours behind the wheel. The route will take you through the Trossacs, out to Loch Linnhe, Kinlochleven and Glencoe, plus a ferry trip & much more. It’s going to be a full-on day, packing in a lot of mega roads, but that’s what you came for. Be prepared!

Sunday
We’ll work our way down to Gretna on a few cheeky roads we know, plus a fast B-road blast!

More details of what’s included in this event can be found here:
https://slapadventures.com/weekend-fling/

slapAdventures combines great roads with quality hotels, friendly people & great service, at an affordable price.

Slap yourself today & sign up at www.slapAdventures.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1166916396831077/

Aug
15
Sat
Easy Going Summer Stravaig
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Easy Going Summer Stravaig

Celebrate summer with a day of yoga, chi gong, forest bathing and a picnic lunch in beautiful Glencoe.

Our day begins with a seasonal yoga class indoors before we head outside to enjoy some wild mindful practices and some sociable easy going walking in some of our favourite spots in the glen. A delicious vegetarian/vegan lunch is provided and enjoyed picnic style outside, weather permitting. Finally, we end the day with a restorative indoor yoga class and guided meditation and, of course, tea and cake.
SPECIAL OFFERS!
EARLY BIRD TICKETS (£35) ARE AVAILABLE UP TO ONE MONTH BEFORE THIS EVENT. Please contact us directly to take advantage of this offer.
FAQs
What should I bring to the event?
Please bring warm comfortable layers that you can move in. We can provide mats, blocks & blankets for the yoga classes but please bring your own if you have them. We provide mini yoga mats for outdoor activities. For the easy going stravaigs lunch is provided all you need are wellies or walking boots, waterproofs, hat & gloves depending on the season. For the wild stravaigs whatever the season, you will need a rucksack with a packed lunch, drink, a spare warm layer as well as walking boots or sturdy trainers, a full set of waterproofs (including a jacket with a hood), hat & gloves. Sun cream & midge repellent may also be required for spring/summer events. A separate kit list is provided for you for overnight events.
Are vegans catered for?
Our Easy Going Stravaigs & Weekend events are fully catered with delicious seasonal vegetarian & vegan food. Please let us know if you are gluten free or have any other requirements.
How can I contact the organiser if I have a question?
Email Penny & Claire at [email protected] or message us via Facebook or call 07500 358279
Are there any requirements for the event?
Please make sure your fitness levels are suitable for this experience. Beginners to yoga are welcome on all our events.
What happens in the event of bad weather?
This trip will go ahead in most weathers. If the weather forecast is especially severe the day before, the event host will reserve the right to cancel. In that case credits towards future events are given. No refunds are given.
WILD YOGA GLENCOE TERMS & CONDITIONS
By booking an event with Wild Yoga Glencoe you agree to the following:
Taking part in a Wild Yoga Glencoe retreat is done at the participants own risk. All yoga classes are taught by fully qualified & insured yoga instructors. Outdoor adventures might present some physical and mental challenges, and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury and property loss. The risks may include but are not limited to: actions by other people, slipping on wet surfaces, tripping or falling, burns, hypothermia, lack of hydration, weather and/or other natural conditions. The event hosts assume no responsibility for anyone attending this event. The event host will not be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring as a result of any event or in connection with travel to such event, however caused.
When you book a Wild Yoga Glencoe event, you indicate that you accept these conditions and accept that no legal liability is accepted by the event host should an accident or injury occur.
Participants in Wild Yoga Glencoe events are reminded that outdoor activities need specialist equipment (boots, waterproofs, etc) and we do not provide these. Participants are responsible for assessing their own risk, the safety of themselves and the suitability of any equipment used. Wild Stravaigs are led by a fully qualified and insured Mountain Leader who will take final responsibility for route choice on the day taking into account the weather conditions and fitness of the group. While accepting no responsibility or liability, for outdoor events, the event host may, at their discretion, not admit you to join the walk or other event if in their opinion you are ill-equipped for the terrain and weather conditions.

Ape House // Knoydart @ Knoydart Community Hall
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Ape House // Knoydart @ Knoydart Community Hall | Inverie | United Kingdom

Ape House’ is a Glasgow-based trio specialising
in contemporary traditional music, delivered in a raw, energetic style. Brought together by local sessions, its members had the opportunity to blend styles and influences over several months before formally becoming a band.

Craig Harrison is a fiddler from Co. Clare,
Ireland. Immersed in Clare’s rich culture from a young age, Craig competed at many fleadhanna cheoil throughout his teens. He moved to Glasgow in 2016 in order to study mathematics and since then, he has become increasingly involved in the Glasgow scene and enhanced his Clare fiddle style.

Lachie Robinson grew up surrounded by music,
particularly Folk song and Highland cèilidh traditions. His musical ear was developed further through local Fèisean, where he learned guitar. Meanwhile, listening to genre-bending artists such as Shooglenify, Martyn Bennet and The Poozies nurtured an eclectic
sense of style. Lachie values experimentation and musical curiosity above all, furthering his craft through a BMus in Traditional Music at the RCS.

Wallace Calvert began learning both classical
and traditional music on cello. His passion grew as he participated in various youth projects, taught himself other instruments including concertina, and eventually went on to study traditional music at the RCS. Wallace has become a versatile multi-instrumentalist,
seeking to refine his skills and sensitive playing style through the exploration of Irish, Scottish, Northumbrian, and other traditional folk repertoire.

Ape House creates a fresh, lively and full
sound. Their current focus is upgrading their repertoire with refined arrangements and member-composed tunes.

Aug
18
Tue
Land Rover Safari (3 Hour Tour) @ NTS Glencoe
Aug 18 @ 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.

Mushroom Foraging @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mushroom Foraging @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training | Fort William | United Kingdom

On August 18th, join our tutor Dr Connor Ryan for this new online course to discover all about foraging for mushrooms. Having first learnt about foraging as a child in East Cork, Ireland, Dr Ryan has a wealth of knowledge and experience and will guide you through how to spot poisonous fungi, the safest approaches to identifying edible mushrooms, where and when to find them, how to responsibly pick, clean, prepare/cook and store them and how to grow your knowledge (2 species a year ‘rule’). Tickets for this event, which starts at 10am, are £20 and can be booked by clicking on “find tickets” above.

Creative Felting – Needle Felt Landscape @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Creative Felting - Needle Felt Landscape @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training | Fort William | United Kingdom

Join Jam from The Caledonian Wool Co in Fort William for this relaxed online evening course to create your own needle felted landscape. You supply the imagination and some scissors, and Jam will post out to you everything else that you need to create a beautiful masterpiece. This course runs from 6-8.30 with a break in the middle, and tickets cost £20 each to include your supply pack. Places are limited, so book early, by clicking “find tickets” above.

Aug
19
Wed
Knoydart Stool Making Course – 6 places
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Knoydart Stool Making Course - 6 places

Join the Wood Knoydart making team to learn the art of green woodworking and make your very own 3-legged rustic stool using homegrown Knoydart timber.

At this hands-on one day workshop you will get to grips with the tools, techniques and processes of green woodworking and rustic furniture making whether it’s all new to you or you’ve done it before.

Guided by the Wood Knoydart team you will craft your own piece of furniture from green roundwood and a precut top using a side axe, drawknife, tenon cutter, drill, japanese saw, wood carving knives and other tools. Working outside at Knoydart Forest Trust’s forest workshop in Inverie you will be immersed in the fabric of our community woodland.

The workshop will start at 10am and run to around 4pm. Tea, coffee and snacks will be on offer. We ask all participants to bring lunch and wear warm working clothes and suitable footwear.

Suitable for 16+ year olds.

Aug
21
Fri
Quiz Night – Join us online! @ University of the Highlands and Islands
Aug 21 – Aug 22 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.

Aug
25
Tue
Land Rover Safari (3 Hour Tour) @ NTS Glencoe
Aug 25 @ 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.

Growing Your Own Fruit @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Growing Your Own Fruit @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training | Fort William | United Kingdom

Does the idea of growing your own fruit in the Highlands and West coast feel daunting? If so, you need to come and join our tutor Pete for this online course. Pete will use his experience and expertise to show us how to choose varieties of hard and soft fruits according to your local soils and climate, and how to plant, establish and maintain healthy plants and trees for good yields. Including a look at the benefits of summer fruit tree pruning.
Tickets for this 2 hour course are priced at £20 each and can be booked by clicking the “Find tickets” button above.

Aug
26
Wed
Glenfinnan Eco Tour @ Glenfinnan
Aug 26 @ 7:45 am – 11:45 am

This trip was set up to allow for a eco friendly and sustainable way to visit Glenfinnan.

Our journey to Glenfinnan will begin in Fort William. Catching the local bus service for the 30min drive.

We will have just over a hour to explore the village and Glenfinnan monument.

We will then visit the viaduct to view the crossing of the world famous Jacobite Steam Train or Harry Potter train

We will then make our way to Glenfinnan Station on the path with great views of the mountains and Loch Sheil

There will also be the opportunity to visit the Glenfinnan Station Museum. Run by local volunteers it is a interesting visit. Giving a very good idea of how the railway changed the West Highlands forever.

We will then catch our bus for the return journey to Fort William.

The walk is on good paths and pavements. So suitable for everyone.

Transport is via bus.

Bus from Fort William 0850am return 1pm

2020 Public Group Dates Available Below

If less than 3 people booked on trip it maybe cancelled

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Aug
28
Fri
Treslaig Hill Eco Friendly Group Walk
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

A fantastic day out for families and friends.

On this eco friendly trip we will climb the vantage point of Treslaig Hill.

The views back to Fort William and Ben Nevis are worth the climb.

We will meet at the Crannog Ferry pier to catch our boat across the dark swirling waters of Loch Lhinne. The crossing takes around 10 minutes.

Landing on the other side our walk will begin with a gentle stroll through the Crofters Wood.

Rejoining the road we will take the track up Treslaig Hill. Reaching the summit the views are expansive in every direction with Ben Nevis looming above Fort William. If time allows there’s the option to include the nearby summit of Meall an t Slamain.

The walk is on mostly decent paths and rough tracks so sturdy footwear should be worn.

Transport is via ferry. It costs £3.60 return.

Ferry from Fort William 1000am return 435pm

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Mcintyre & Company Cake Morning @ McIntyre & Company Estate Agents & Solicitors
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mcintyre & Company Cake Morning @ McIntyre & Company Estate Agents & Solicitors | Fort William | United Kingdom

We are raising MacMillan Cake Morning – please come along and help us eat cake.

For more info: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

whats on Lochaber
whats on Lochaber

Each year, lots of people and organisations organise all sorts of events in the Lochaber And the Fort William area. These include our annual events, lots of outdoor events, many which are great spectator events, musical events and dramas, sports club events and competitions and a large variety of hotel entertainment events. The Nevis Centre is one of the main venues for indoor events, including car boot sales, record sales and live entertainment. Soon Fort William will have it’s own new purpose built cinema with even more events! We have a comprehensive list of events and activities in the Lochaber and Fort William listed here for locals and visitors from far and wide.

Just some of the events in this area: Several Highland Games, world-class Fort William mountain biking events, three sailing regattas, many large charity and fund-raising events, Hogmanay extravaganzas, Music Festivals, Scottish Six Day Trials, The Ben Race, Mountain Festival and many more.

Road to the isles events

Other events during 2020 include:
Loch Shiel Festival 
Road to the Isles Festival of Running – Saturday 9th May -Arisaig

Isle of Canna 10km Run & Ceilidh – Saturday 23rd May

Arisaig Americana Music Festival – 5-7th June
Marina Day  – Saturday 6th June – Mallaig Marina
Local Produce Craft Fair at Astley Hall Arisaig – Monthly from April – Sept – Arisaig

Road to the Isles – West Coast Waters Day Saturday 27th June – Mallaig Pier (various events in Arisaig, Morar, Mallaig , Knoydart & Small Isles from 25th- 29th)

Arisaig Highland Games- Wednesday 29th July – Traigh Farm, Arisaig

Knoydart Games  – Saturday 1st August

Mallaig & Morar Highland Games – Sunday 2nd August – Morar

Glenfinnan Highland Gathering – Saturday 15th August – Glenfinnan

Triaghathlon Series – Sunday 20th September Traigh Beach-Arisaig

Feis Na Mara – 2nd-4th October – Arisaig

A Write Highland Hoolie – 6th -8th November – Mallaig

Full list of what’s on Lochaber