Highland Council is organising an event to allow community organisations to share experiences and discuss issues affecting rural communities around Inverness.  A previous event of this type was held in Inverness which many attendees found useful for making new community contacts and sharing knowledge.

Here is the letter from Aird and Loch Ness Ward Manager Charles Stephen who is organising the event.

Dear Colleague

Rural Inverness Communities Convention

Please accept this invitation to attend the annual Rural Inverness Communities Convention on Wednesday 1st November 2017

You do not need to be reminded that each local community has an enormous amount of talent; enthusiasm; and local knowledge about what is best for your community and what the identifiable needs of it are to help it develop further and to flourish.

We have, therefore, arranged this year’s annual Communities Convention for rural Inverness on Wednesday 1st November from 5pm to 8pm at the Craigmonie Centre, Drumnadrochit to enable communities from rural Inverness to gather to:

  • share their experiences
  • discuss with each other what their communities need
  • identify opportunities to meet those needs.

Two recurring themes that impact on the rural economy are Tourism and Broadband and many of you will have your own experiences of them.

We plan to make available on the day advice and information about both these topics that may provide you with opportunities for local community development.

You are most welcome to attend and to join the convention at any time between 5pm and 8pm and to leave at any time that is most convenient for you.

Please provide me with details of who all will attend from your organisation so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

Yours sincerely


Charles Stephen