Putting his­tory in the frame

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

A DIS­PLAY of pho­to­graphs and mem­o­ries were on show in Kin­lochleven to mark a spe­cial an­niver­sary and to help pro­vide a lit­tle sup­port for the el­derly dur­ing the win­ter months.

The Kin­lochleven Sal­va­tion Army has been in the area for 90 years.

His­toric school and party pho­to­graphs were col­lected and col­lated, and com­mu­nity mem­bers were in­vited to take a walk down mem­ory lane last week.

Janet McIn­tyre is leader of the Kin­lochleven branch. She said: ‘It’s been su­per. We moved into this hall about three years ago but we’ve had vis­i­tors from Fort Wil­liam, Bal­lachul­ish and Glen­coe through­out the week. It’s been so pop­u­lar we’ve de­cided to open an ex­tra day so peo­ple who are work­ing can come and see.

‘ We had a lot of vis­i­tors from Abbey­field, which was lovely as you could see the pic­tures sparked mem­o­ries. Dur­ing the sum­mer peo­ple can get out and about more eas­ily but when the win­ter comes it is very easy to stay in and that’s when de­pres­sion can set in. Invit­ing peo­ple to these dis­plays may not be much but it gets them out the door and then we can tell them about our cof­fee morn­ings or mu­sic evenings.

‘First and fore­most, we are a church, so it is im­por­tant to us to help look af­ter our com­mu­nity mem­bers.’

To find out more about Sal­va­tion Army events visit: http:// www.sal­va­tion army.org.uk/ kin­lochleven.

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