The 20th Annual Rotary AMAM Golf Tournament was held on Sunday 29th May with 25 teams entering.

The winning men’s team was ‘Two Whyte’s and a Brown’ – Lorne Brown, Ronald Whyte and Gavin Whyte.  The winning ladies team was ‘Kiwi plus Two’ comprising Mary Michie, Kim Topping and Helen Brian.

Rotary President Simon Hardiman thanked the major sponsors, MOWI, John McLellan & Co Funeral Directors, Lochaber Building Services, Fleming & Fleming and Alan Ingram.   Other generous sponsors supported every tee and green, and gave prize monies.

Thanks were given to the committee and members of Fort William Golf Club, particularly Rosemary Macintyre and John Watssman for all their help.  

Donald Young, organiser, thanked his fellow Rotarians for their support with the event, in preparing the course, for raffle prizes and Alan Kirk for gathering sponsorship.

President Simon said, “Catering and the bar went well all day and competitors particularly want to thank the Greens Convener and Jonny Henshall, Greenkeeper.  Everyone felt the course was in great condition.  Last but not least, thanks to the competitors for supporting us each year and making it possible for Lochaber Rotary to support so many worthwhile local causes.“

All team photos can be seen here and the full prize list was:

Winners                                                Lorne Brown, Ronald Whyte, Gavin Whyte

2nd                                                         S. Jamieson’s Team

3rd                                                          Marc Macdonald’s Team

Ladies                                                    Helen Brian’s Team

Best Visitors                                          John Macphee’s Team

Longest Drive (Ladies)                        Rosemary Macintyre

Longest Drive (Men)                             Liam Macdonald

Nearest The Pin-3rd Hole                     James Duncan

Nearest The Pin-6th Hole                    Marc Macdonald

Nearest The Pin-12th Hole                  S. Howden

Nearest The Pin-16th Hole                  George Brand



We are alerting all golfers to the return of the Rotary AMAM Golf Tournament on Sunday 29 May, postponed for two years because of Covid 19.  The format this year will be a “Three-Person Texas Scramble”.  

The entry fee for three person teams is £45 and bookings should be made directly with Fort William Golf Club.     

There will be various prizes and a raffle.

The event is being held thanks to generous support from local business particularly MOWI and John McLellan Funeral Directors.

(Don’t be confused by the bonnie photie above – we need THREE PERSON teams but just couldn’t resist re-running this shot of these four worthies from 2018!)

Lochaber Rotary Club Tackles Overgrown Community Gardens July 29th 2017

Lochaber Rotary Club Tackles Overgrown Community Gardens July 29th 2017

A small contingent of green-fingered Rotarians braved the rain and the midges to help clean up and weed one of the raised planter beds at the Kilmallie community gardens in Corpach. The gardens, the principal features of which are their wheelchair accessibility and sensory qualities, were formally opened by the Princess Royal in 1999 but over the years have fallen into disrepair.  This was the third phase of the Club’s help in the restoration of the public garden. Club President Donald McCorkindale said: “The Club is always happy to lend our support to projects such as this. Through the late Rotarian Dr Su Sen who, along with many other local community champions, was one of the initiators of this visionary project, we have a long association with the community garden and we hope to continue our involvement as it moves forward”

Sarah Kennedy, Treasurer if the Kilmallie Community Centre Committee, said: “The Committee was delighted to have the support of members of The Rotary Club on Saturday 29/07/17 to help with the third session to tidy up the Gardens.  Despite the drizzle and midges, we had a very successful time in clearing one of the raised beds of all the mint that had taken over.  Bark chippings were then put all over the bed to try and help reduce the weeds from coming through.  It is now ready for some new shrubs to be purchased and planted to brighten the plot up.  Our aim is to try and bring the gardens back to a manageable level for the community in Corpach to look after and enjoy and this support from the Rotary Club has definitely helped to make this a reality!  We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their hard work and help!”

The club’s “gardening correspondent” past-president Donald Young was also working at the gardens and past-president Paul Brian, in recovery mode, called to encourage and support his colleagues.  Pictured are Rotarians George Bruce, Ken Johnston, David Mee (who came equipped with his anti-midge suit !!), Flora McKee and local resident Dougie Dykes  Also pictured is the raised planter bed weeded and covered with bark chippings. The next phase is to plant shrubs and reinforce the retaining wall.