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Co-op Community Fund Presentation

by Catherine Harvey

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] On the 24th of November, members of Kyleakin Connections went to Kyle Co-op to collect a very special cheque. The amount raised for us through the Co-op Community Fund scheme came to an amazing £7646.26 – thank you very much to everybody who supported our cause!

St Andrew’s Ceilidh + SkyeDance Sessions

by Catherine Harvey

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] On the 30th of November, the Kyleakin Connections Fundraising Group hosted a very successful St Andrew’s Ceilidh in Kyleakin village hall (£1688.94 was raised – thank you all very much!). There was music from the Breakish Ceilidh Band, stovies to eat (followed by tasty tablet) and some fantastic crafts […]

Gumboot Dancing and Singing with Bruce Ncube

by Catherine Harvey

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] On the 23rd of November, we had a visit from Bruce Ncube, who is originally from Zimbabwe. We had great fun learning to sing traditional songs together, as well as trying out some very energetic gumboot dancing!

Tea Ceilidh in Breakish

by Catherine Harvey

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] On the 9th of November, the KC gang attended a tea ceilidh in Breakish village hall as part of the Tha Seo Math Dhuibh – ‘Good for You’ project. As well as the chance to practise our ceilidh dancing skills accompanied by some brilliant musicians, we also appreciated the […]

Drumming and Singing with Rick Taylor

by Catherine Harvey

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] During November and December, we were fortunate to have several drumming and singing sessions with Rick Taylor and his friend Dave, in connection with the Tha Seo Math Dhuibh – ‘Good For You’ project. Everybody enjoyed trying various drumming techniques (plus a bonus trombone!) and learning about different types […]

Ragtag Planter Project

by Catherine Harvey

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] Throughout September and October, the group worked together with Dave Allen to create a new planter for  RagTag’s Broadford base (visit www.ragtagskye.org to find out more about this brilliant organisation). A lot of work went into making the new planter – we had to measure the original one (which […]

Arts and Crafts at KC

by Catherine Harvey

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] Recently, the KC Gang have been busy creating a whole range of arts and crafts items – partly for fun, but also to help with ongoing fundraising efforts. We’ve tried our hand at pompoms, a wide variety of greetings card designs, soap holders, fridge magnets, and most recently we’ve […]

Auction of Promises

by Catherine Harvey

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] On the 27th of April, we held our second Auction of Promises in Kyleakin village hall. We were very fortunate to be so well supported by dozens of very kind local businesses and individuals who donated promises and items to us, as well as the generous individuals who bid […]

Visit to Kyle Fire Station

by Catherine Harvey

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] At the beginning of April, we went back to Kyle, this time to visit the Fire Station. Donnie and Calum were ready to tell us all about their work as firemen – they gave us some important tips about fire safety at home, too. We had fun looking at […]

Visit to Kyle RNLI

by Catherine Harvey

[ A+ ] /[ A- ] At the end of March, we hopped over the bridge to Kyle, to visit the RNLI lifeboat station. The RNLI volunteer crew members did a great job of explaining how the station runs, and what all the different pieces of equipment are for. We all enjoyed our tour, and […]