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AN EVENT fo­cus­ing on the threats and is­sues of bio­di­ver­sity in Lochaber will take place on Mon­day Fe­bru­ary 13 at 7.30pm in the Alexan­dra Ho­tel, Fort Wil­liam.

It will com­prise of a dis­cus­sion panel chaired by the Lochaber Bio­di­ver­sity Ac­tion Group, with speak­ers in­vited from Scot­tish Nat­u­ral Her­itage, Forestry Com­mis­sion Scot­land, Ne­vis Land­scape Part­ner­ship, Po­lice Scot­land and Lochaber Dis­trict Fish­eries Trust.

A CON­CERT fea­tur­ing Lews Cas­tle Col­lege mu­sic stu­dent and Mary Ann Kennedy will take place on Tues­day Fe­bru­ary 7 at Clachan Church Hall. A raf­fle will be held with pro­ceeds be­ing do­nated to Carin­ish school project.

THE NEXT meet­ing of the Fort Wil­liam branch of the Scot­tish Women's In­sti­tute is on Mon­day Fe­bru­ary 6 at 7.15pm in the Mon­trose Cen­tre, In­ver­lochy. The speaker is Kenny Lang who will talk about his life as a vet. Ev­ery­one wel­come.

THE AN­NUAL gen­eral meet­ing of Lochaber Sen­sory Care (LSC) for Sight and Hear­ing Sup­port is be­ing held on Saturday Fe­bru­ary 25 at Caol Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. The meet­ing will run from 2pm to 4pm and the agenda will in­clude a re­port on sen­sory care year, and the elec­tion of new board mem­bers. The AGM will be fol­lowed by a free buf­fet pro­vided by LSC.

On Tues­day Fe­bru­ary 7, rep­re­sen­tatves of Lochaber Sen­sory Care for Sight and Hear­ing sup­port will be at Mal­laig Med­i­cal Cen­tre. They will be in at­ten­dance to have a chat and of­fer help and ad­vice to any­one liv­ing with sight or hear­ing loss. The LSC team will also sup­ply NHS hear­ing aid bat­ter­ies, pro­vide re-tub­ing for hear­ing aids and help with any dif­fi­cul­ties. They will be there from 2pm to 3pm and no ap­point­ment is needed. FREE back-to-ba­sic sewing classes are be­ing of­fered by Lochaber En­vi­ron­men­tal Group (LEG). Ev­ery­one is wel­come and no pre­vi­ous sewing ex­pe­ri­ence is re­quired. The classes start on Wed­nes­day Fe­bru­ary 15 from 6-8pm at the At­tic Win­dow, 76 High Street. For more in­for­ma­tion call 01397 700090 or email info@lochaberen­viro.org.uk

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