Neil MacDonald, shepherd from Capisdale


View of Tarskavaig


Ardvasar Hotel - past

Ardvasar Hotel

Ardvasar Hotel

Advasar Hotel

News & Events

Winter programme
Summer activities
Any other news or events

Meetings will now be held on a Wednesday so we don’t clash with other events held in the Seòmar Chruinneachaidh or the old cafe next door. The start time is usually 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated in the programme. Our usual venue is the Conference Room/Seòmar Cruinneachaidh at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig shown as SMO in the programme below. From time to time we use other venues – if so, these will be specified on the programme. Monthly meetings are free to members, while the entry for non-members is usually £3.

Winter Programme 2017/2018

Sunday 8 October 10am-4pm
Capisdale survey and clearance day with Martin Wildgoose and TWIG. Meet at Capisdal. See Summer Events below for more details.

Wednesday18 October
Bring an Object Night – Your chance to tell a story, show a photograph or talk about an interesting object you might have. SMO.

Wednesday 8 November
Researching the life of Màiri Mhòr nan Òran – reconciling fact and fiction a talk by Liz MacRae Shaw. SMO

Wednesday 13 December
AGM followed by A Mixed Bag” including a report on the yacht trip combined with a display of old photographs and a pre-Christmas social evening. SMO.

Wednesday 10 January
The People’s Parish - A look at the Statistical Accounts (Old, New, and Third) and ways we can update them. SMO.

Wednesday 14 February
A Sense of Place - a talk by Dr Gillian Munro based on the interviews she undertook in Sleat in the late 1990s. SMO

Wednesday 14 March
Speaker and topic to be confirmed

Wednesday 11 April (revised date)
Land Legacies: the enduring impact of the First World War on Highland Land Issues, talk by Dr Iain Robertson, History Dept, University of the Highlands and Islands. SMO

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Spring/Summer Activities 2017

May 28 Archaeology Walk in Strathordle with Martin Wildgoose. Meet at 10.30am at Cill Chriosd. Probable length 2-3 hours.

June 6 Film of the Battle of the Somme. 7 30pm at Talla Dhonaidh Chaimbeul, SMO. Shot and screened in 1916, this was the first feature length documentary about war. It was shot by just two cameramen, between 25 June and 9 July 1916, and covers the build-up and opening stages of the Battle of the Somme. While definitely a propaganda film, it is filmed and presented in the style of a documentary. It was created to rally civilian support, particularly for the production of munitions, and British soldiers are portrayed as well-fed, respectful to prisoners and well-looked after. The film shows wounded and dead soldiers including some distressing images of communal graves. (Taken from the Imperial War Museum notes)

September 19 Guided Walk round the site of the Battle of Glenshiel, with Rule Anderson, the NTS Ranger. Meet at 2pm at the battle site. A follow on from his talk last November

October 8 Work party at Capistal with the Tormore Volunteers. Join us between 10am and 4pm. Martin Wildgoose will be helping us survey some of the buildings abandoned in the early 1800s. We will also be clearing clearing the site - cutting bracken, removing brash left by the tree cutters etc. Bring a packed lunch.

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Other Events

See the Community Trust website ( for a listing of all events in Sleat.

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