NEWS AND WEATHER BROADCAST | with Robert John MacInnes
*Friday 22nd March at 5pm*
Something new I am trialing - listen to local news stories, event information and general, shipping and mountain weather forecasts to be broadcast every Friday.
The world’s largest semi submersible drilling rig is preparing to leave Kishorn, after being moored in the loch since January.
The ‘Ocean Greatwhite’ has been undergoing work at the Kishorn Port to prepare it for a new life in the North Sea.
Today the ship ‘FS Balmoral’ arrived in the loch to assist with the lifting of the anchors currently holding the drilling rig in position. This evening, the large X-Bow offshore vessel ‘Normand Service’ also arrived to take up position next to the rig.
The ‘Ocean Greatwhite’ is expected to depart imminently.
Photo: Robert John MacInnes for Kishorn Online.
COMPETITION | Trip for 4 around the Ocean Greatwhite.
Raising money for the Lochcarron Primary School residential trip to Abernethy. Prize donated by Kishorn Port Ltd.
AN CARRANNACH | photo competition 📸
Our local magazine is looking for entries to a new ‘front cover’ photo competition! Open to those under the age of 21, it is an opportunity for any young photographers to get their photo printed on the front of An Carrannach. Entries will also be entered into a prize draw for the December issue and the best image of the year wins £100!
The photo subject must be landscape or wildlife. One entry per person per month.
Submit entires to:
Include your name, age and contact details.
The Highland Council have confirmed that they will spend £2.7 million on stabilising the four rockface slopes identified as ‘Very High Risk’ on the A890 Stromeferry Bypass.
Two slopes will under go work in the Autumn with the following slopes receiving attention in Spring 2020.
A road on rail Bypass will be installed for some of the work in the Autumn, but there will also be three full weekend closures in order to to undertake work on a slope that cannot be bypassed on the railway.
⚠️ ROAD CLOSURE | C1087 Bealach Na Ba ⚠️
Highland Council have said that due to the current weather conditions, the Bealach na Ba pass to Applecross is currently CLOSED. The snow gates will remain shut until further notice.
A fundrasing ‘all day breakfast’ is being held in the Kishorn Meeting House on Saturday 9th February.
Lochcarron Primary School are raising money for their next residential trip and will be serving the ‘all day breakfast’ from 11am until 4pm.
DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS AFFECTING SCHOOL TRANSPORT, PLOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL IS CLOSED TODAY (Wednesday 23rd January 2019)
Stromeferry Bypass Closure.