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Tear­lach Mac­Far­lane will de­liver a talk en­ti­tled Leac a Bhrataich - the Rock of the Stan­dard. As Glen­finnan’s lo­cal his­to­rian, Tear­lach will share his knowl­edge around the con­tro­ver­sial is­sue of ex­actly where the Ja­co­bite Stan­dard is be­lieved to have been raised in Au­gust 1745. This prom­ises to be an in­ter­est­ing and en­ter­tain­ing evening and may chal­lenge con­ven­tional thought. Every­one wel­come on Thurs­day De­cem­ber 6 at 8pm in the Ben Ne­vis Ho­tel.

Room 13 Stu­dios in Caol is hold­ing its fourth ex­hi­bi­tion and pop-up shop POPUPPOSSUM! on Satur­day De­cem­ber 8 from noon to 5pm. T-shirts, sketch­books, fine art prints, mu­sic, pizza and adopt-a-rock will fea­ture. Ad­mis­sion is free. Visit the stu­dio above the li­brary, Caol Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Lochaber Nat­u­ral His­tory So­ci­ety’s next talk is by Alis­tair Whyte of Plantlife Scot­land on Scot­land’s Im­por­tant Plant Ar­eas. The meet­ing will be held at An Drochaid, Clag­gan Road, Fort Wil­liam, on Mon­day De­cem­ber 11 at 7.30pm. Lochaber Ca­manachd Club is host­ing its AGM on Satur­day De­cem­ber 8 in the Bridge Cafe, Spean Bridge, at 4pm. All play­ers, mem­bers, sup­port­ers or any­one in­ter­ested in shinty are wel­come.

Kil­mallie Com­mu­nity Cen­tre is hold­ing its Christ­mas Fayre on Satur­day De­cem­ber 8 from 11am to 3pm. Ta­bles are £8 each. To book a space con­tact the cen­tre man­ager on 01397 600111. All pro­ceeds will go to the con­tin­ued up­grad­ing of Kil­mallie Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Christ­mas with The Ne­vis Part­ner­ship: join The Ne­vis Part­ner­ship and High Life High­land rangers at Ben Ne­vis Vis­i­tor Cen­tre be­tween 12.30pm and 2.30pm on Sun­day De­cem­ber 9 for a Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion. There will be a host of Christ­mas crafts for all ages and a chance to buy hand­made, sus­tain­able

Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions. There will also be wreath mak­ing, Christ­mas tree col­lec­tion and fes­tive re­fresh­ments for pur­chase. Visit www.nevis­land­scape.co.uk/events for more in­for­ma­tion.

Staff and vol­un­teers from Lochaber Sen­sory Care (LSC) for sight and hear­ing sup­port will be vis­it­ing Ard­na­mur­chan on Mon­day De­cem­ber 10. The LSC team will be based in Achar­a­cle Med­i­cal Cen­tre from 10.30am un­til 11.30am and at Dail Mhor Care Home, in Stron­tian, from 12.30pm un­til 1.30pm. At both venues they will of­fer help and ad­vice to those with a sight or hear­ing loss. The LSC rep­re­sen­ta­tive will also re­tube and main­tain NHS hear­ing aids and sup­ply NHS bat­ter­ies for these. No ap­point­ments are nec­es­sary for this free ser­vice.

Fort Wil­liam Pho­to­graphic So­ci­ety’s next meet­ing is on Tues­day De­cem­ber 11 at 7pm in the Sal­va­tion Army hall. Karl Grif­fin will be talk­ing about cam­era fil­ters. Non-mem­bers wel­come.

The Mu­sic Shed Com­mu­nity Choir’s Christ­mas Con­cert will be held in St An­drew’s Church Hall at 7.30pm on Tues­day De­cem­ber 11. Please come along and en­joy sea­sonal mu­sic and tea and cake af­ter­wards. Ad­mis­sion free.

The next bus user’s group meet­ing takes place on Fri­day De­cem­ber 14 at 11.30am in Dun­cans­burgh MacIn­tosh Church hall on the Pa­rade, Fort Wil­liam.

Kil­mallie Singers hold its Christ­mas con­cert on Satur­day De­cem­ber 15, in Dun­cans­burgh MacIn­tosh Church at 7.30pm.

There will be a blood donor ses­sion at the Ne­vis Cen­tre, Fort Wil­liam, on Tues­day De­cem­ber 18, from 1.30-4pm and 5.30-7.45pm. To book your ap­point­ment call 0345 9090 999.

The Hog­manay Open Wa­ter Swim will start at 2pm on Mon­day De­cem­ber 31 at The Old Fort, Fort Wil­liam.

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