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

Oct
20
Tue
West Highland Museum Halloween Monster Hunt @ West Highland Museum
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm
Oct
28
Wed
Guided Relaxation
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Guided Relaxation

Quieten the mind and enjoy some peace and relaxation mid-week to get you through to the weekend.

To book this event click on the book now button on our Facebook page or on our website: www.pkgcoaching.com

Nov
2
Mon
Autumn Foraging @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Autumn Foraging @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training | Fort William | United Kingdom

Autumn is a great time for harvesting wild foods. In this webinar, learn how to identify and gather a range of wild plants safely and sustainably. Discover the fascinating role they’ve played in the lives of humans and wildlife for thousands of years.

Our tutor Dan Puplett is a naturalist, conservationist and certified wildlife tracker. He has worked in conservation and wildlife education for many years, with adults and children. He is the author of the FSC Guide to British Bird Tracks and Signs and is an associate tutor for the Field Studies Council.

Tickets for this webinar are £7.50 and can be bought by clicking this link – whc.uhi.ac.uk/business/best-courses/#widget=course?course_code=WHCAUTFZ

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

Nov
4
Wed
The Art of breathing in Covid Times
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Art of breathing in Covid Times

Breathing can effect every part of the body, but very few people know about this. Join us as we take a whistle stop tour as to the the correct function of breathing, how to improve it – the benefits this can lead to and how good breathing practice can ease tension and aid physical and mental well-being during the wearing of masks.

This is a donation based event, tickets are available via the eventbrite link above.

Nov
10
Tue
Land Rover Safari (3 Hour Tour) @ NTS Glencoe
Nov 10 @ 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 Land Rover Safari 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 – Tickets Info

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

ABOUT THIS PLACE

  • Don’t miss our refreshed visitor centre, your gateway to exploring Glencoe.
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Clan MacDonald and the tragic Massacre of 1692.
  • Get close to nature with our rangers on a wildlife Land Rover Safari.
  • Climb (or just admire) one of the eight Munro mountains that tower above the glen.
  • Discover a world-famous film location featured in Harry PotterOutlaw King, The 39 StepsBraveheart, Rob Roy and Skyfall.

No description can re-create the impact of seeing Glencoe for the first time. It has long been one of the most famous places in Scotland, known equally for its awe-inspiring views and sorrowful past.

Glencoe is a place of history, wildlife, adventure and myth. The mountains were formed through violent volcanic eruptions, and then sculpted by massive glaciers. Fingal, the legendary Celtic hero, is said to have made his home among these towering mountains, while his poet son, Ossian, found inspiration in the landscape.

On 13 February 1692, 38 men, women and children of the MacDonald clan were murdered by a regiment of soldiers (acting on behalf of the government) whom they had welcomed into their homes. The tragedy of the Glencoe Massacre still has the power to evoke powerful emotions.

The Trust has cared for Glencoe since 1935. We work to maintain footpaths, look after the fragile biodiversity and keep the landscape as precious and wild as it was when it first came into our care.

Other Events

Christmas Felted Crafts – Xmas Gnome @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Christmas Felted Crafts - Xmas Gnome @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training | Fort William | United Kingdom

Join us for the first of our Xmas Felted Craft evenings. Jam from the Caledonian Wool Co as she guides us through how to make our very Xmas Gnomes in this festive online course. Tickets are limited and priced at £25, which includes all the materials that you will need, delivered to your door. Click on Find Tickets to book your place.

Healthy Soil & Compost @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Healthy Soil & Compost @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training | Fort William | United Kingdom

Come and join our tutor Pete, for this online course to find out how to create and maintain fertile, productive and healthy soil, and develop your own compost.
During this two and a half hour course, using photos, diagrams and instructive videos Pete will show you how soils work; how to assess what soil you have in your garden or croft, and how to work with this to improve soil health and nutrient availability for healthier plants and crops.
Tickets are £20 each and can be booked at the “Find Tickets” link above or by clicking here: whc.uhi.ac.uk/business/best-courses/#widget=course?course_code=WHNAHSCZ

Nov
11
Wed
Are Whales Recovering in Scotland? @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Are Whales Recovering in Scotland? @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training | Fort William | United Kingdom

Whale biologist Dr Conor Ryan has worked with several UK-based NGOs and universities, researching whales and ways to protect them. In this not to be missed webinar, he will consider historic whaling in Scotland and the modern day threats that whales now face here. He will discuss conservation efforts and the public’s role in collecting important data about whale migration routes. He will draw on his work in the Cape Verde humpback breeding grounds to discuss what threats our whales face when they migrate. He will consider why they come to our waters in the first place and how we can better protect them here. On the question of potential recovery, Conor argues that we need more data and a better understanding of current threats before we can be assured. There will be a question and answer section at the end. Tickets are £7.50 each and can be booked by clicking this link – whc.uhi.ac.uk/business/best-courses/#widget=course?course_code=WHNAAWRZ

Nov
14
Sat
Lino Cut Xmas Cards
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lino Cut Xmas Cards

What better way to spread festive cheer and keep in touch with those you’re unable to see this year than a personal, hand-made card. Suitable for absolute beginners, this live online workshop taught by West Highland College art tutor and local artist Laura Kingswood, will take you step by step through the process of creating your own lino cut Xmas cards, to create a monochrome design for print. We will send you details about what equipment you need and where you can get it locally or online. Tickets for this Saturday workshop are £30 and you can book by following this link – whc.uhi.ac.uk/business/best-courses/#widget=course?course_code=WHNALCCZ

Nov
17
Tue
Growing Your Own Fruit @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 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 soft fruits according to your local soils and climate, and how to plant, establish and maintain healthy plants for good yields. Plants including Strawberries, Raspberries, Currants, Blueberries, Brambles and Hybrid berries and Gooseberries.
Tickets for this 2 hour course are priced at £20 each and can be booked by clicking the “Find tickets” button above.

Nov
18
Wed
“Ice” around Antarctica & the Arctic @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
"Ice" around Antarctica & the Arctic @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training | Fort William | United Kingdom

Join whale biologist and polar naturalist Dr Conor Ryan for a photographic exploration of the seas around Antarctica and the Arctic and the animals which inhabit them. Conor has spent 5 of the last winters in Antarctica (southern summer) and many months exploring the high arctic, photographing the wildlife, sea ice and glaciers there. Join him for a webinar to look at the stunning variety of ice in the polar seas. He will discuss the importance of ice to polar animals including penguins, whales, seals and polar bears and how the climate emergency threatens their very existence. Tickets for this webinar are priced at £7.50 and can be booked by clicking this link – whc.uhi.ac.uk/business/best-courses/#widget=course?course_code=WHCICEZ

Nov
24
Tue
Christmas Felted Crafts – Xmas Robin @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Christmas Felted Crafts - Xmas Robin @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training | Fort William | United Kingdom

Join us for our second Xmas Felted Craft evening. Jam from the Caledonian Wool Co as she guides us through how to make these beautiful Xmas Robins in this festive online course. Tickets are limited and priced at £25, which includes all the materials that you will need, delivered to your door. Click on Find Tickets to book your place.

Nov
30
Mon
Winter Tree Identification @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Winter Tree Identification @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training | Fort William | United Kingdom

Explore the amazing world of trees with naturalist Dan Puplett. In this webinar you will learn how to identify a range of trees in winter, and discover their value for wildlife.
Our tutor Dan Puplett is a naturalist, conservationist and certified wildlife tracker. He has worked in conservation and wildlife education for many years, with adults and children. He is the author of the FSC Guide to British Bird Tracks and Signs and is an associate tutor for the Field Studies Council.
Tickets for this webinar are £7.50 and can be booked by following this link – whc.uhi.ac.uk/business/best-courses/#widget=course?course_code=WHCTREIDZ

Dec
1
Tue
Growing your own tree fruit and nuts @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Growing your own tree fruit and nuts @ BEST - Business Enterprise Solutions & Training | Fort William | United Kingdom

This live online training will give you the practical skills and confidence necessary to grow and have more successful yields of tree fruit (and nuts), and is suitable for those who just want a couple of trees in their back yard, or those planning to grow an orchard for domestic production.
The techniques and principles of growing tree fruits will be introduced, along with considerations about when to plant and establish different varieties; soils and drainage; weather; pests and diseases.
Our expert tutor Pete will help you to identify the fruit varieties that do well in the Highlands, the benefits of pruning and improving soils and how to increase fruit production in your own garden, farm or croft.

Covering: Apples, Plums, Gages, Damsons, Pears, Cherries, Cob nuts, Filberts and Sweet Chestnuts

Tickets for this event are £20 and can be booked by clicking this link – whc.uhi.ac.uk/business/best-courses/#widget=course?course_code=WHNTANZ

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