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Wester Loch Ewe Trust is delighted to announce that, on behalf of the community, it took formal ownership of the Inverasdale School building and grounds on Thursday 29th November, 2018.

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The road to ownership has been long and somewhat tortuous but we’ve reached our first milestone! Thanks to everyone who has supported our efforts over the last 6 years from the planning of the 2013 celebration of the School through to the present time.

A community celebration will take place in Inverasdale School next Saturday evening, 8th December from 7.30 pm. We hope to see you there!

 

November 2018 Update

2018 Memorial 1

As we have done for many years, we hosted a very well attended soup lunch after the Service of Remembrance held at the Russian Arctic Convoy memorial at Cove. It was a bitingly raw day and, as you can see from the pictures, everyone enjoyed the home-made soups, sandwiches and cakes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 2018 Memorial 2 2018 Memorial 3

 

2018 Memorial 4 2018 Memorial 5

Tearoom Closed Until Spring

TearoomAfter another very successful summer season, the Old Schoolhouse Tearoom is now closed until May 2019. The weekly ‘Drop In’ has moved to Wednesday afternoons for the winter.

Keep an eye on this website for further events.

August 2018 Update

We would like to thank everyone who attended our soup lunch on Wednesday 15th August. We raised an amazing £277 towards our renovation project! We’ve had a lot of positive feedback about the lunch so we hope to do another sometime. Quite a number of our lunchtime visitors stayed on for our afternoon opening and had tea and cakes.

May 2018 Update

On Friday 27th April WLET held a volunteers’ training session followed by a very enjoyable and sociable lunch. Our Project Development Manager, Catherine, delivered the training in a humorous and instructive manner. This included a fire drill so when the alarm rang the building was vacated as quickly and safely as possible! Thankfully, it was a beautiful afternoon and we enjoyed our time in the garden.

The volunteers have been sorting through artefacts and arranging displays for this season, opening on Wednesday 2nd May. This lovely piece was given last year by a local resident for our ‘Loch Ewe in the Past Exhibition’. Can anyone tell us what it is? She couldn’t!  ArtefactThere have been on-line searches carried out and suggestions made, but no one seems able to confirm what this is or what it was used for.

Answers please on a postcard to:

The Old Schoolhouse Tearoom
Inverasdale School
IV22 2LR

or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Don’t forget to include your contact details as there will be a small prize given for the best answer drawn from the box at our AGM later this year!

 

 

Open Afternoon Update

Thank you to all those who came along to the Open Afternoon at Inverasdale School on Wednesday 11th April. It was great to see such a good turnout of members and visitors. Thank you all for your helpful comments on the drawings for the proposed new kitchen and for the interesting and useful suggestions for what WLET can provide for the community in the immediate future and in the longer term.

News April 2018

WLET has been working hard during this winter developing plans for renovation of the school in phases. The school has no kitchen so WLET identified a kitchen in Phase 1 and work has been underway with architects, Ben Tindall and Silke Schneider who the community will remember from their 3-day visit 2 years ago. We are awaiting more detailed plans for the kitchen and related areas in line with the original plan chosen by the community.

Meanwhile, Catherine our Project Development Manager is busy preparing funding bids, which if successful, will allow us to progress Phase 1 of the renovations. She is also working closely with Community Enterprise, which many locally will remember from consultation events in autumn/winter 2016 - Douglas and Molly were here for 3 days and met with quite a number of people, helping us to develop our Business Plan through Stage 1 funding from the Scottish Land Fund.

Because we are now looking at phased development of our project, it is necessary to update and develop our Business Plan in line with these phases. To help us do this, we have been lucky enough to be sponsored by Development Trusts Association Scotland to take part in a brand new programme – Enterprise Accelerator – which is being provided through the Scottish Community Alliance and is delivered by Community Enterprise so don’t be too surprised if you have a call from Molly or Douglas to seek your opinions once again!

We are awaiting transfer of Inverasdale School and grounds from the Highland Council and hope that completion is going to take place in the next month or two. 

Meanwhile, we are preparing for the new season beginning in May and would like to thank all those who supported us last year, in whatever way. It was a successful and enjoyable season thanks to our super volunteers who work so hard baking and serving in the Tearoom and providing displays and information in the exhibition rooms. If you would be interested in helping out this season, in whatever way, please get in touch by email or telephone. A special thank you goes to ‘Good for Ewe’ for providing the lovely flowers for the Tearoom. These were much appreciated. 

During last season visitors enjoyed learning about our very talented and enterprising local community through the display of locally produced goods, artwork and crafts on offer for the first time in Inverasdale School. Thank you to all those who provided items for these displays – we hope you will consider doing so for the coming season!

 

If you are willing to volunteer or want to find out more about WLET, please use the contact form to get in touch.

Find Us

We're easy to find: from Poolewe take the Inverasdale road (B8057) for 5 miles and you'll be there. Inverasdale School Look for the school building pictured here and you’ve arrived. You’ll find a parking area opposite the school.

If you're using sat nav, enter our postcode IV22 2LR.

The picture at the top of this page is the wonderful view from the front of the school building!

You Can Help!

Did you know that when you are internet shopping you can raise a donation for us?  If you go to the Easy Fundraising website (www.easyfundraising.org.uk), and join up, from then on you will find that many major internet shops will make a donation to us when you buy from them.  There is no extra cost to you, the donation comes from the vendor.  It's really easy to set up, so please give it a try!  If you have any queries or problems then please don't hesitate to contact us.

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