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Here is our basic Calendar – deadlines, events and happenings around Foyers and the Strath.  Please check these dates as we cannot be responsible for errors or changes5

This page was last updated on 15 June 2019.

We can add your date here – just email strathnews@sfctrust.org.uk   It may take a few days for your event to appear.

Other announcements including weather or road accident alerts may be posted by local people on the Stratherrick and Foyers Community Facebook Page.  Please note that this Facebook page is not operated by the Trust.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/420094451476149/621062494712676/

Single line entries only appear on this page – additional information is most likely available elsewhere on line or on local noticeboards.  

The following links may be useful for information direct from local groups –

Boleskine Community Care

http://www.boleskine-communitycare.org.uk/index.asp?pageid=626997

South Loch Ness Heritage Group  www.southlochnessheritage.co.uk

For the following Stratherrick Public Hall events please make contact as shown –

Stratherrick Dog Training Club – Monday evenings – 01456 486419 (Gill)

Meg’s Mindful Movement Classes – Tuesday mornings – meg.somerville@gmail.com  Facebook ‘Meg’s Mindful Movement’.

Stratherrick and Foyers Wellbeing Club (Yoga, singing etc. has a Facebook page.

EVENTS AND DEADLINES

Please note our postal and registered address is as follows

Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust Ltd.,

Stratherrick Public Hall, Gorthleck, INVERNESS, IV2 6YP. 

Stagecoach Foyers and Stratherrick bus timetable.  Bus Timetable Jan 2019 

JUNE 2019

Saturday 29 June 2019 – Stratherrick Catholic Church’s ‘Stratherrick Day of Recollection for the Immaculate Heart of Mary’– a Day of Reflection and Prayer based on poetry and prose about Our Lady, with passages from: St. Luke, Blessed John Duns Scotus, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Merton, and George Mackay Brown. There will be a miscellany of words and music in the morning, with Mass before lunch in the church. Fr. Andrzej Niski will preside, with Deacon Dominic Nwaigwe as Homilist. After lunch, there will be a Rosary Walk to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Highlands, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, A Litany of Our Lady, Free Intercessory Prayers, Vespers and Benediction.

Saturday 29 June 2019 – European Pipe Band Championships at Inverness. The event has moved from Forres to the Bught this year.  Look out for familiar local faces in the The City of Inverness Pipe Band which is drawn as the last band to play in the Grade 3a competition at 1543hrs.  

Twelve visiting Grade One Pipe Bands are drawn as follows 
1 14:00 The Glasgow Skye Association
2 14:10 Inveraray and District
3 14:20 Lomond and Clyde
4 14:30 Johnstone
5 14:40 Field Marshal Montgomery
6 14:50 St Laurence O’Toole – Eire
7 15:00 Pipes and Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
8 15:10 Peoples Ford – Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
9 15:20 Glasgow Police
10 15:30 Scottish Power
11 15:40 Police Scotland Fife
12 15:50 Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia

The Grade Two competition draw features a cluster of the Aberdeen bands including the new Highland Granite Pipes and Drums, so comparisons with Buchan Peterson, Portlethan and Bucksburn will be all the more easy to make.

JULY 2019 

Saturday 27 July 2019 Nairn Show with new ‘Highland pony in working harness’ section this year. https://www.facebook.com/NairnShow/ 

AUGUST 2019 

Saturday 17th August 2019  Barn Dance at Dell

Don’t miss this year’s summer event, which is being hosted jointly by Stratherrick & Foyers Community Trust and the Macpherson Family from Dell Farm.  The Community Barn Dance will be held in Dell Farm, Whitebridge on Saturday 17th August from 7:30pm – 11:30pm.

Music will be provided by the Cask Strength Ceilidh Band; a hog roast and BBQ (with vegan and vegetarian options) will be provided by Hog Roast Highlands and there will be a cash bar provided by Bars’r’us in Inverness.   

Due to licensing laws, tickets for this event will be available free of charge to anyone living in the community and their guests.  Each ticket will entitle the bearer to one free drink and either a hog roast bun or something from the BBQ.   Please note that you will not be allowed to bring your own alcohol to the dance or entry will be denied.

There will also be a raffle and auction in aid of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Family Support Trust.  This Trust exists to provide financial and other support services to serving and retired Scottish Fire Service personnel and their families, who may require assistance in times of need. https://sfrs-familysupport.org.uk/ 

If you want a ticket call the Trust’s TICKETLINE on  07506404709 and follow the instructions.  Tickets will be sent out in early August.  

Special thanks goes to the Macpherson Family from Dell Farm for providing the venue to the community free of charge.  Thanks to Mr and Mrs J Finnis for their kind permission. 

Sunday 18th August 2019 – ‘Songs of Praise’ at St Paul’s Episcopal Church at Croachy. 

SEPTEMBER 2019

17-24 September 2019 Roman Catholic Church Pilgrimage 2019. Fort William Deanery is organising a pilgrimage to Pontevedra, Santiago de Compostela, Fatima and Lisbon.

Saturday 28 September 2019 – Strathnairn Vintage Rally at Daviot. Tractors and working machinery. http://www.daviotvintage.co.uk/ 

Sunday 29 September 2019 – Harvest Festival at St Paul’s Episcopal Church  Croachy. 

OCTOBER 2019

5th – 13th October 2019 Catholic Parish Pilgrimage to Medjugorje.  This is in Bosnia and Hertzogovnia near Mostar and the Croatian border.  Travel is by air.  Contact Didi or Father Andrew. 

Sunday 6th October 2019  Loch Ness Marathon   http://www.lochnessmarathon.com/

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Stratherrick & Foyers Community Council Meeting Dates 2019

The Community Council usually meets on the last Tuesday evening of the month. All are welcome to attend.  The current Chair of the Communitry Council is Mrs Catriona Fraser, Glebe. 
http://stratherrick.net/agenda/

Stratherrick and Foyers Community Council

Next Meetings
25 June  – Foyers Primary School  

No meeting in July – Summer holiday.