WHAT’S ON

BETTYHILL Leisure Centre and Village Hall. Sponsored “Swimathon”, Saturday, February 11, 12 noon to 5.00pm, followed by Dance in hall to “Big Sky”, at 8.30pm.
Village Hall. Otago Classes restarted Wednesday, January 25. Martial Arts Class, Wednesdays. Bowls, Thursdays.
LOCHINVER Glencanisp Lodge. Gaelic Learners Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26. Advert on page 11.
TONGUE Village Hall. Church of Scotland Community Lunch, Saturday, February 11, 12.30-2.00pm. Admission: £3.50 per person.
Hostel. Tongue and Bettyhill “Step-it Up Highland group” meets at 1 o’clock every Wednesday at the hostel to enjoy a short walk. Contact Ruth on 01847 611327 for details.
Village Hall. Indoor Bowling, Thursdays. Juniors (aged 8-14 years), 7.00-8.00pm; Seniors, 8.00-10.00pm. Bowls provided. Beginners welcome.
Village Hall. Tongue Tots meet on Mondays in term time, 10.30-12.10pm. Babies and toddlers welcome.
GLASGOW Concert Hall. Celtic Connections: Strì is Buaidh: Strife and Success, Saturday, February 4, at 8.00pm. Glasgow’s Gaelic arts development agency, An Lòchran, hosts a concert focusing on the past and present political dimensions of Gaelic song, with material addressing such issues as war, land rights, forced emigration and cultural survival. Musical director Ewen Henderson (Mànran/Battlefield Band) leads an outstanding vocal and instrumental cast, including Cathy-Ann MacPhee, Allan MacDonald, Sineag MacIntyre, Alasdair Whyte and Gillebride MacMillan.
DURNESS Village Hall. Scottish Opera presents Opera Highlights, Tuesday, February 28, at 7.30pm. Advert on page 10.
Village Hall. Zumba, Wednesdays, at 7.00pm.
SKERRAY Village Hall. Peter Price, Blues Guitarist, Thursday, February 23. Check Skerray Facebook page for details.
ULLAPOOL Book Festival, Friday to Sunday, May 5-7. This year’s festival will feature two early morning 30-minute sessions one of which will see Brian Macleod from Skerray talk about his book “Wherever I Eat My Bread” which features stories of immigrants’ experiences on settling in the Highlands.

To add to the list, e-mail whatson@bratach.co.uk or telephone Morag MacLeod at any reasonable hour (01641 561214).

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