Festive fun galore in Fort William
FORT WILLIAM will be full of Christmas cheer next weekend.
Events kick off with the town’s Christmas Gathering on Friday evening, November 27, which will see the High Street filled with circus acts, late night shopping, mulled wine and a visit from Santa Claus.
He will be back in town the following morning, this time with his reindeer, at the Rotary Club of Lochaber’s Christmas Festival, with a parade leaving Cameron Square at 11am. Festivities continue with a craft and produce fair at the Nevis Centre, with live music, a bouncy castle and Santa’s grotto.
Biography of late MP is published
A BIOGRAPHY of Charles Kennedy has been published, five months after the politician’s death.
The life of the former Liberal Democrat leader, who was born and lived in Fort William, has been outlined in an updated version of the original biography ‘Charles Kennedy: A Tragic Flaw’, originally written in 2006 by Greg Hurst.
Mr Hurst said: ‘ He was a man touched by greatness, one of the most talented politicians of his generation.’
Children’s rights in the spotlight
YOUNG people deserve the best possible service, say attendees of the first children’s rights conference in Fort William.
Forty professionals joined directors and staff of Lochaber Women’s Aid for the event, focusing on how public, private and voluntary organisations can ensure children are aware of their rights.