It is fantastic to see so many people in Kishorn using the new mobile bank service.
The mobile branch comes down from Gairloch on Tuesdays and Fridays and there is usually a queue for the service. This is absolutely fantastic and shows Bank of Scotland that there really is a need for a bank service in the area. It is concerning, however, to hear several reports of dis-satisfied customers in Lochcarron taking their anger out on past and present staff. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Because I wonder how many people who are complaining actually campaigned to save the bank?
Its been a busy few months which is why I haven’t posted anything recently. The summer tourist season came to an end, and the tarmac of the NC500 can breath a sigh of relief until next year! This issue remains ongoing, it will be interesting to see if there are any changes brought in for 2017.
The Kishorn Playing Field Club had a good first season. Plans are already underway for next year. Watch this space.
The playing field club will be providing bacon rolls on “the dell” on New Years day between 9am and 10am. Everyone welcome. Watch the brave souls doing their own New Year swim! I am yet to be convinced to get my wetsuit on, I think I’ll just stay on dry land!!
As a write this, Storm Conor is in full flow. The power hasn’t gone off, so far so good! I can see the waves crashing over the dry dock, and the shore at Ardarroch is taking another pounding. It brings back memories of the 2005 hurricane, when the sea came over the road. It makes you realise how close Achintraid in particular is to the sea. And yet, during high tide on a calm summers evening, you think nothing of it.
There are plans afoot for the selfie box. It has proved to be incredibly popular over the past year or two. There are more phone boxes in this area and further afield up for adoption. The iconic structures are part of the landscape and the Highlands and Islands now.
Despite the weather (!) we are incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world. With so much history too, it is easy to see how hundreds and thousands of people are attracted up here every year. But we can call it home!
I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year when it comes. I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year if not before.