We are very pleased to be supporting local artist Anne Rowan’s concert in support of Ukrainian Refugees. The venue is the Nevis Centre at 7 pm on Saturday 14 May.
Fergus Grant, a Lochaber-raised Mòd Medallist will open the concert by singing the Ukrainian anthem, at the end of which John Whyte’s band will quietly begin to take up the tune.
Mountain guide Mick Tighe will compere the evening with artists such as Angus Grant, Lochaber Schools’ Pipe Band, singer Brian Hepburn, guitarist Jim Michie, singer Ann Martin from Skye, piper Angus Nicolson and the Glenfinnan Ceilidh Band.
Rotary President Simon Hardiman said; “I hope that people will support this excellent concert that Anne Rowan has organised and we are delighted to be able to help. Many will have seen the Rotary Shelter Box that we often have on display at the Lochaber Agricultural Show and we have donated one of these for Ukrainian refugees, as well as Rotarians making their personal donations to DEC.”
Tickets are £12 pounds, concessions £9 and children £8. They can be bought online at neviscentre.co.uk. Alternatively, paper tickets can be bought in The Highland Cinema, Fort William.
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!)
Although plans had been well in hand for the Christmas Craft & Food Producers’ Festival and Cairngorm Reindeer Parade scheduled for 27th November, Lochaber Rotary has decided to cancel the event this year.
Traditionally, numbers attending have been high and while the Parade would be straightforward to manage, some elements within the Nevis Centre would ideally need fairly close contact to be successful.
Lochaber Rotary President Simon Hardiman said; “In the interest of community safety, we came to the conclusion that this still doesn’t seem to be the right time to be encouraging families to gather together.”
Santa has been reported as being disappointed but relieved too because he would have had to stay quite distant from the children and said; “I would be quite sad if anyone caught Covid as a result of coming to see me”.
Ferguson Transport and Shipping continue their support of Lochaber Rotary as Jodie Jordan, Business Administrator, presents a cheque for £500.
Group Managing Director, Alasdair Ferguson, sent best wishes from the directors and staff, commenting: “We are delighted to support the Rotary Club of Lochaber. This year has been very challenging for everyone for a number of reasons and with the Christmas Festival unfortunately having to cancel due to Covid, it is good to be in a position to support where we can. We have no doubt that this money will be put to good use in the local area. “
In expressing the thanks of Lochaber Rotary, President Richard Baxter said: “Ferguson Transport and Shipping has been the main sponsor of our Christmas Festival and Craft Fair in recent years. Although we couldn’t run the event this year our work continues and so we much appreciate their continuing support.”