News

Winter Show - 25th November 25th September 2017

Open from 12 noon on 25 November.  Prize giving at 4pm with a special visitor in red popping in to present the prizes and turn on the lights at our annual Christmas Tree Festival.

Classes are open to both adults and children.

Classes

  1. A festive table arrangement to your own des... read more

    Winter Show - 25th November

    GALE Christmas Tree Festival 25th September 2017

    The Christmas tree festival is a fun way to raise awareness of local projects and activities throughout the festive season, with all money raised from voting going  to the three charity/group trees with the most votes.
     
    Ho... read more

    GALE Christmas Tree Festival

    Social Enterprise Day - 16th November 25th September 2017

    Visit the site: http://https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/social-enterprise-day/

    A day that celebrates social enterprises everywhere. It is all about raising awareness of the important work these organisations do.

    You can celebrate Social Enterprise Day by supporting your local social enterprise. GALE has operated as a social enterprise for more than 15 years.  Why not pop in and find out about the work we do wi... read more


    Social Saturday - 14th October 25th September 2017

    Social Saturday is a nationwide day of events and activities to celebrate the nation’s booming social enterprise sector. 

    Social enterprises are businesses that trade to meet a social or environmental mission. There are nearly 80,000 social enterprises in the UK, employing over a million people and contributing more than &poun... read more

    Social Saturday - 14th October

    Loch Ewe WWII festival 20th April 2017

    Various events will be held across Saturday 6th May and Sunday 7th May. These include, The D-Day Darlings and The Highland Swing Band, Vintage Beauty Parlour, Movie night and lots more.

    More information and tickets available at the GALE centre. 

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    The Crawl Down The Ogre: An Illustrated Talk - July 13th April 2017

    Visit the site: http://www.galeactionforum.co.uk/viewevent.php?id=68

    Mountaineer Doug Scott CBE, will be telling the story of his legendary crawl down The Ogre in Pakistan's Karakorum, following the first ever ascent with Sir Chris Bonington in July, 1977, in a tour of the Highlands & Islands. This legendary journey saw Doug with two broken legs, no ice axe and a long way down to travel. But the mountai... read more


    Christmas Tree Festival Launch 8th November 2016

    The Christmas tree lights will be switched on by a familiar face in red and white, and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy coffees and cakes.

    You can also leave a vote for your favourite Christmas tree, and the results will be announced later in the year.

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    Louise Scott Artwork 21st September 2016

    Visit the site: http://www.louise-scott.co.uk/

    This Glasgow-based artist focuses her work around the natural world, marine life in particular, and will have her images displayed on greetings cards, pot stands and coasters along with her original prints and artwork. She will be demonstrating how her etchings are created throughout Sunday 25th of September along with her exhibition and anyone ... read more

    Louise Scott Artwork

    GAMS 29th March 2016

    Thanks to many generous local donations we have been able to purchase a range of more than 70 aids to help local people with mobility and independent living. If you have a mobility issue then it is very likely we have an aid that could help you and increase your independence. For more information contact GAMS@galeteam.co.ukread more


    Lys Stevens 29th March 2016

    We are currently displaying the work of contemporary Scottish artist Lys Stevens. Lys's work features many familiar local scenes capturing beautifully, the light and weather of our local area.

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    Bakers Wanted 11th August 2015

    OUr team of bakers is working flat out to keep up with demand for their tasty cakes and soups which we serve from our community  cafe.

    We're always keen to welcome more bakers onto the team and particularly at this busy time of year. So, if you fancy using your cooking skills to earn a bit of pocket money or raise funds for a good c... read more


    GALE Centre News 11th August 2015

    We've been experiencing a very busy summer so far here at the GALE Centre with around 200 visitors accessing our services every day. This along with telephone enquiries is keeping our team of staff and volunteers on their toes.

    We'd like to say a huge thank-you specifically to our volunteers who have stepped in (sometimes at very short n... read more


    Shona Barr 22 August - 11 September 11th August 2015

    Exhibition of artwork by Scottish artist Shona Barr

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    Paper Snapdragon 22 August - 11 September 11th August 2015

    Following our very popular exhibition of Cath Water's Scottish landscape art work we are delighted to be showcasing her work again at the end of the month. Mounted and framed prints, greetings cards, mugs, notebooks, fridge magnets and coasters featuring her designs will all be on sale.

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    Aileas Designs and The Selkie's Haunt 14 - 16 and 28-29 August 11th August 2015

    Due to popular demand we now have additional dates for this exhibition of Sterling silver and copper jewellery. All pieces are designed and handmade in Aultbea by Martha Mawson.

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    Red Ruby Rose 3 - 23 August 11th August 2015

    A range of beautifully designed hand bags, purses and scarves has arrived at the GALE Centre for this latest exhibition by Wester Ross artist Rowena Dugdale

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    Youth and Philanthropy Initiative 5th July 2015

    We were delighted to have been invited by Gairloch HIgh School to participate in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative. Over 145 schools in Scotland are participating in this international programme that aims to raise awareness among young people about philanthropy and their local community.

    S3 Gairloch HIgh School pupils have been taske... read more


    2015 Gairloch and District Show Update 5th July 2015

    The 2015 Gairloch and District Show is planned for Saturday 22nd August. Show schedules and entry tickets are now available at the GALE Centre so please come in and pick these up early so that you have plenty of time to plan your entries.

    As usual we will be looking for volunteers to help out in the week leading up to The Show as well as... read more


    Other GALE News 5th July 2015

    Our new Development Officer, Tania Mackenzie from Laide, is settling into her role and has already made great progress in the few short weeks she's been employed.

    Tania is organising a series of social events for volunteers to get together and share ideas. She has also set up procedures for administering and paying volunteer expenses and... read more


    Gale Centre News 5th July 2015

    Around 30 people enjoyed an informative open afternoon on 10 June hosted by the Skills and Learning students of West Highland College. The students meet every Wednesday in the GALE Centre during term time to have fun and learn a range of skills including garderning, art, craft and cookery.

    The Open afternoon gave local people the opportu... read more


    Mark Appleton Photography 13 July - 2 August 5th July 2015

    A range of Mark's stunning landscape photography featuring local scenes will be on display in the form of greeting cards, framed photographs and mounted photographs.

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    Darach 29 June - 12 July 5th July 2015

    Inverness based family business, Darach, produces a range of vintage oak furniture and accessories using whisky barrrels

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    2015 Gairloch and District Show 16th June 2015

    The 2015 Gairloch and District Show is due to take place on Saturday 22 August. We’ve been putting the finishing touches to the Show Schedule which is now available to collect at The GALE Centre. Please come in and pick up a copy early so that you have plenty time to plan your entries.

    For the budding photographers out there we hav... read more


    Lys Stevens Exhibition 29 June 12 July 16th June 2015

    Lys is a contemporary Scottish artist living and working between Gairloch and South Lanarkshire. She will be showcasing a range of her work in acrylics in The GALE Centre. The exhibition will feature original framed art work, limited edition prints and cards of local and Scottish scenes.

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    Ailleas Designs and the Selkies Haunt 26-27 June 16th June 2015

    Martha will be showcasing her Sterling silver and copper jewellery ranges, all handmade in her home in Aultbea.

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    Bryan Islip Exhibition 15th - 28th June 16th June 2015

    An exhibition of Mellon Charles artist and writer Bryan Islip’s work will be on display.

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    Community Markets 16th June 2015

    Our seasonal Thursday Produce Markets started up again on 4 June.

    Monday Markets continue every week throughout the year 10am - 2.30pm

    Regular stalls include fresh bread, olives, home baking, local fish and knitwear. 

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    Golf in the Wild Book signing - GALE Centre 8th April 2015

    Golf in the Wild is a scenic tour of some  of the more remote golf courses in Scotland. there is a whole chapter on Gairloch, Lochcarron and another on Ullapool. Not just for the golf entusiasts the book includes interesting stories, history and scenery along the way.

    Pop into the GALE Centre on the 13th of April if you would like a... read more


    Easter Holiday Accommodation 27th March 2015

    Check "Where to Stay" or contact us for a more personal friendly service we have over 30 holiday cottages around the Gairloch and Loch Ewe area.

    We are open seven days a week Tel 01445 712071 or email enquiries@galeactionforum.co.uk.for a more personal friendly service.

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    Gairloch and District Pipe Band 23rd February 2015

    Tuesday 17th March 2015, The Sheiling, 6.30pm

    Please feel free to come along to our AGM to hear about our achievements this year. 

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    Dry Island Fishing Station Exhibition 20th February 2015

    Dry Island Fishing Station exhibition is on from Monday the 23rd of February to the 2nd of March inclusive. 

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    Gairloch Pipe Band fundraising 20th February 2015

    We are pleased to host a display for the Gairloch Pipe Band who are looking for sponsorship or donations to run the local pipe band.

    "Running a pipe band is an incredibly expensive but extremely rewarding experience. Durring our first year we fundraised and received donations totalling more than £4000. For a small community such as... read more

    Gairloch Pipe Band fundraising

    Your Questions: - Who Funds GALE? 26th October 2014

    GALE is an independent social enterprise owned and managed by its local members.  Its annual running costs are around £190,000 each year and it receives an annual revenue grant from the Big Lottery Fund of between £7,000 - £10,000.  The remaining £180,000 is funded through donations from members of the public an... read more


    Community Markets 26th October 2014

    Our Monday Markets continue every week throughout the year 10am – 2.30pm.  Please support our local producers at this quiet time of year.

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    GALE AGM 26th October 2014

    All GALE members are warmly invited to our AGM at The GALE Centre on Tuesday 25 November at 7.30pm.  Come along and meet your fellow members, GALE Board, staff and volunteers and learn more about what we do at GALE.

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    Gairloch High School Art Exhibition 26th October 2014

    We’re looking forward to seeing the artistic talents of Gairloch High School art pupils on display as part of their annual exhibition.

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    Festive Tasting at the GALE Centre Community Caf 26th October 2014

    Join us on 15 November when we launch our new range of festive drinks and cakes in our community café at The GALE Centre

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    Ailleas Designs and The Selkies Haunt 26th October 2014

    Martha will be back at The GALE Centre with her hand made sterling silver and gemstone jewellery at the end of October.  All her work is carried out by hand from her home in Aultbea.  

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    Seashore Festival Tue 14 Oct 6th October 2014

    Interative family activities on Gairloch beach in the morning followed by a cookery demo and tasting by GALE Member, The Aultbea Hotel at 1pm in The GALE Centre.

    Sea themed craft and produce stalls will be at The GALE Centre all day.

    The community cafe will serving its usual range of home baking and freshly ground coffee but a se... read more


    Exhibitions 5th October 2014

    We’ve enjoyed a number of local exhibitions in the Centre over the summer months.  Most recently GALE Member the Gairloch Golf Club has been giving our visitors some fun with their Get into Golf display.

    As well as promoting their family golf weekend at the end of September the display even gave visitors a chance to practice t... read more

    Exhibitions

    Aultbea Market 5th October 2014

    Don't forget our Monthly Market at Aultbea Hall. The next one is Friday 3rd October 10am - 2.30pm

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    Other Gale News 5th October 2014

    Other GALE News

    New Recruit

    We’re delighted to welcome Sue Bryan to our team of staff.  Sue joined our team at the start of September as part time Project Co-ordinator for The Nappy Network, an environmental project managed by GALE that promotes the use of cloth nappies in order to red... read more

    Other Gale News

    Conservation Management Course update 5th October 2014

    We were pleased to host James Fenton’s conservation course at The GALE Centre at the end of September. 

    As well as carrying out electrofishing, woodland surveys and looking at invasive species in the field there were also desk based studies and activities which took place in our classrooms at The GALE Centre.  

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    Conservation Management Course update

    October Opening Hours 5th October 2014

    In October The GALE Centre will be open

    Monday – Saturday 10am – 5.30pm

    Sunday 10am – 5pm

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    Community Markets 5th October 2014

    Community Markets

    Our Monday Markets continue every week throughout the year so please don’t stop shopping at them just because summer is over. 

    Our Local Produce Market will continue every Thursday to the end of October – possibly longer depending on availability of local produc... read more


    Seashore Festival 5th October 2014

    We have a seashore themed day at The GALE Centre on Tuesday 14 October. 

    After a family friendly morning of fun on Gairloch beach learning about the seashore and the creatures that inhabit it we will have an afternoon of activities at The GALE Centre.

    To start off the afternoon Jess from Dry Island Shellfish will be tempting... read more

    Seashore Festival

    Highland Seashore Festival (WREN) 25th September 2014

    The GALE Centre event part of the Seashore Festival is confirmed for 14th October 2014.Precise times for activities will be confirmed later.  We are planning for lunch, a cooking display and crafts. Please watch this space!

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    Gairloch Show Report and Winners 14th September 2014

    Every year we hold a fruit, veg, flower, baking and craft competition – The Gairloch and District Show.  The aim of the Show is to encourage craft, baking and growing skills in our community, as we at GALE believe this contributes to our organisation’s aim of building a strong, resilient community. 

    The 2014 Show pr... read more

    Gairloch Show Report and Winners

    Gairloch Aid and Mobility Support (GAMS) 14th September 2014

    For the past few months GALE has been working with an enthusiastic group of volunteers who are passionate about improving the standard of living of elderly and disabled people in our area. 

    Their main focus is the loan of wheelchairs and mobility aids with related advice and training in their use.  With this in mind the group h... read more

    Gairloch Aid and Mobility Support (GAMS)

    Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Update 14th September 2014

    The Diaspora Tapestry is currently on tour throughout Scotland and around the world.  It depicts scenes from 25 countries that have a connection with Scotland. 

    Our area was linked with Russia and GALE organised the completion of a community panel for our area depicting one of the convoy ships in Loch Ewe during WWll.  Ove... read more

    Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Update

    Exhibitions 14th September 2014

    We've enjoyed a number of local exhibitions in the Centre over the summer months.  Most recently Martha Mawson of Ailleas Designs has been showcasing her award winning jewellery which she makes by hand in her home in Aultbea. 

    If you are a local art or craft producer and would like to sell or showcase your work at ... read more

    Exhibitions

    Conservation Management Field Course 23 to 25 September 14th September 2014

    Dr James Fenton will be facilitating this field course in conservation management in association with The Field Studies Council.  The course is aimed at conservation students and practitioners and will be based at The GALE Centre.  Topics covered will include invasive plants, carbon s... read more


    September Opening Hours 14th September 2014

    In September the GALE Centre will be open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5.30pm and Sundays 10am - 5pm

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    Gairloch and District Show 24th August 2014

    Come along and view the exhibits 2 - 4pm and enjoy coffee and home baking. Prizegiving will be at 4pm

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    Gairloch and District Show

    Thursday Markets 17th August 2014

    Come and buy fresh local products here at your GALE Centre each Thursday. The markets feature home grown, home made or locally produced crafts. We hope you will enjoy the stalls.

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    Thursday Markets

    Turkey eggs, rhubarb and chard 5th June 2014

    There were some lovely stalls at today's market. Seasonal rhubarb, chard and hens and turkey eggs,and a diverse array of preserves were brought by boat from Scoraig by Carnoch Beag Market Garden. There were also fairtrade Greek olives and oils, carefully handcrafted chocolates with local Scottish flavours and creel caught sweet shellfish. The ne... read more

    Turkey eggs, rhubarb and chard

    May Bank Holiday Market at The GALE Centre 4th May 2014

    On May 5th at the GALE Centre we will have local Dry Island shellfish and fish, Cromarty Cheese, fairtrade olives, Sea-inspired handcrafted silver jewellery, Highland Craft, and Stunning local photography from Mark Appleton! Enjoy homemade soup and local homemade cakes from our kitchen, such as Millionaires shortbread, with a fairtrade cappucino... read more

    May Bank Holiday Market at The GALE Centre

    Sarah McQuaid concert in aid of Poolewe Swimming Pool 29th April 2014

    Tickets are available for this fantastic singer songwriter who will be performing in Gairloch at the community hall on Thursday May 1st from 7.30pm. All proceeds go to Poolewe Swimming Pool.

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    Sarah McQuaid concert in aid of Poolewe Swimming Pool

    Arctic Convoy and World War II Week exhibition at The GALE Centre 29th April 2014

    There will be an exhibition about the Russian Arctic Convoy and Word War II at The GALE Centre from April 30th - May 10th. This will be an extremely informative display of the legacy of the Arctic Convoys that left from Loch Ewe in the second Word War and is part of a week of commemeration from 5-10th May. Please see the website at www.russianar... read more

    Arctic Convoy and World War II Week exhibition at The GALE Centre

    Local Markets at The GALE Centre 27th April 2014

    We are lucky to have a selection of high quality produce and craft stalls at The GALE Centre on Monday and Thursday from 10-2.30pm this week. Locally caught fresh shellsfish, fish, artisan organic bread, Cromarty cheeses, fairly traded olives, handmade chocolates, marshmallows, fudge and caramel. If you are anywhere near the area please drop in ... read more

    Local Markets at The GALE Centre

    Handcrafted gems and precious metals 25th April 2014

    Martha Mawson from Aultbea will be at The GALE Centre tomorrow and Sunday displaying her beautiful handcrafted jewllery made from unusual precious gemstones and metals including bronze and silver. Come in and chat to Martha about the stones and her jewellery.

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    Handcrafted gems and precious metals

    Lochbroom Pottery at The GALE Centre on Sunday 18th April 2014

    Emma Bisson from Lochbroom Pottery will be bringing her handthrown functional pottery to the centre on Sunday 21st and will also be at the Monday Market from 10am this Monday 24th. Other stalls at the market this Monday will be olives, cheese, shellfish and fish, and handknitting :-)

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    Lochbroom Pottery at The GALE Centre on Sunday

    Creative April! 13th April 2014

    We will have visits from two wonderful local artisans at The GALE Centre in April - Martha Mawson of Ailleas Designs will be displaying and selling her handcrafted jewellery made from a variety of precious metals and stones from 25th-27th. Emma Bisson from Lochbroom Pottery will be bringing her unique ceramic pieces here on Easter Sunday (April ... read more

    Creative April!

    Diaspora Tapestry stitching off to a start 24th March 2014

    The Diaspora Tapestry is an international celebrating all the countries that Scots have settled in and the culture they took with them. In Gairloch and Loch Ewe we will be completing one of the panels of this tapestry which will tour Scotland and be on display in Gairloch in 2015. The Loch Ewe panel depicts the Russian Arctic Convoy. Stitching b... read more

    Diaspora Tapestry stitching off to a start

    GALE AGM 21st February 2014

    All members are warmly invited to our AGM at 7.30pm on Thursday 20th March at The GALE Centre.

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    The chicken or the egg? 21st February 2014

    If you have less than 50 hens, you do not need to register with the government in order sell your eggs at local markets or The GALE Centre. The only requirement is to label the box with your name and address. You can also include optional information about the best before date, whether the eggs are free range, and the breed of the birds.

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    The chicken or the egg?

    Pipers from Australia 6th February 2014

    The Tumbarumba Pipe Band from New South Wales, Australia will be visiting The GALE Centre on Wednesday June 18th to play on the verandah from 12.30pm.

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    Pipers from Australia

    Scottish Diaspora Tapestry 25th January 2014

    We are very excited that GALE is involved with a project to stitch one panel of a large tapestry depicting the Scottish Diaspora. The diaspora is the name for the migration of Scots to may countries across the globe, taking their culture and heritage with them. The stitchers of Gairloch and Loch Ewe will make a panel connecting the Loch Ewe area... read more


    Valentine's Pottery Painting 8th January 2014

    Come along to The GALE Centre on February 11th between 11am and 2pm to paint a pottery heart for Valentine's day or Mother's day. Personalise it yourself or let Donna personalise it for you.

    Full details from Pot Luck at tel: 07900516406 or email: gairloch.potluck@live.com

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    Valentine\'s Pottery Painting

    Joe the Fisherman and Papa the Stock Farmer come to The GALE Centre! 16th November 2013

    There was much excitement at The GALE Centre on Saturday December 6th as local author Mairi McLellan launched her new series of children's books, educating about the workplace. A large audience heard Mairi talk about her inspiration for the books. The idea is to teach children about jobs, stimulate their thinking about what they might do whe the... read more

    Joe the Fisherman and Papa the Stock Farmer come to The GALE Centre!

    Christmas Tree Festival 2013 30th October 2013

    GALE will be hosting their second Christmas Tree Festival this year and are looking for community groups and businesses to join in.

    The festival is a fund raising event with the profits going to the winning tree decorated by a community group.

    To take part, each group decorates a Christmas Tree which will then be on display throu... read more

    Christmas Tree Festival 2013

    Blue carrots and colourful crockery! 18th October 2013

    Crockery painted by stallholders at the last Poolewe Produce Market of the season has returned from the kiln and the colourful vases, milk jugs and sugar pots are now in use at The GALE Centre, and will be used at future market cafes. The stallholders enjoyed their end of season tea party and chance to be creative with the pottery painting.

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    Blue carrots and colourful crockery!

    What do the Grown-ups Do? book launch with Mairi McLellan 9th November 18th October 2013

    Mairi McLellan will be hosting a book launch on Saturday 9th November at The GALE Centre where she will be serving wine and canapes and chatting about her new book series which is aimed at children aged 5-10 years old. The books, which are based in the Highlands, follow three local girls as they find out about the different jobs that 'grown-ups'... read more

    What do the Grown-ups Do? book launch with Mairi McLellan 9th November

    Bryan Islip Exhibition 29th October-1st November 18th October 2013

    Bryan will be exhibiting oil and pastels of Highland landscapes through the seasons. He will also be bringing bring his novels and anthologies of short fiction to The GALE Centre.

    The landscapes feature mountains and sea,woodlands and lochs in all weathers and seasons.

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    Bryan Islip Exhibition 29th October-1st November

    Jennifer Watson - Letterboxes Exhibition 6th-11th August 2013 6th August 2013

    She now has a base at North Erradale and will be exhibiting her latest collection of watercolour paintings, all featuring a letterbox, each in a different local landscape. Visit the exhibition to learn more and speak to Jennifer about her work. There will be a map showing the location of all the paintings. More informat... read more

    Jennifer Watson - Letterboxes Exhibition 6th-11th August 2013

    Communtiy Shop News 27th July 2013

     Recent additions include souvenir mugs and photographs of the local area, felt accessories, hand made jewelry and delicious home made chocolates.

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    Poolewe Local Produce Market 13th July 2013

     A range of Local produce is on offer, including fresh bread, chemical free veg and fruit, local seafood, hand prepared olives, sweets and treats! With a wide range of freshly made cakes and soups for sale why not come along and pick up something tasty and locally made!

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    Poolewe Local Produce Market

    Shona Barr Exhibition at The GALE Centre 30th June 2013

    Shona has been a regular visitor to Wester Ross for some years and her paintings are inspired by nature throughout the seasons as well as maritime themes.

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    Tourist Information Update 29th June 2013

    More visitors are dropping by and using the facilities to plan their stay and browse the shop which Leah, Tourist Information Officer, finds really encouraging. If you advertise through the GALE Centre, please make full use of the service- she has asked all restaurants that do so, to let her have copies of their latest menus- these will then be ... read more


    Ailleas Designs -13th - 16th June 15th June 2013

    Martha will be on hand for all four days in The GALE Centre to talk about the gemstones she uses and the inspiration for her work. She will bring new pieces, the latest of which are made from smokey quartz, which was traditionally ... read more


    Go Native Event and Permaculture Growing Project 8th June 2013

    Our joint event with Scottish Natural Heritage, Go Native, was held on 23 May at The GALE Centre and Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. Despite the cold and wet weat... read more


    Gairloch Monday Markets 8th June 2013

     Along with our regular stallholders we serve homemade soup, freshly brewed tea, coffee and home baking from a range of local bakers. Thanks to the work of June Mays we read more


    Calling all bakers and soup makers! 8th June 2013

    Our aim is to give more local people the opportunity to make a bit of extra pocket money, start a small business or raise funds for a local good cause read more


    Christmas Tree Festival - Winners Announced 27th December 2012

    The Westlife Group are a group of local young adults with disabilities.  Their traditional christmas tree won first prize of £75.

    In second place was "The Christmas Story" - decorated by the Shipmates group who won £25 and in third place was Gairloch Nursery tree which won £12.50.

    The festival has been a gr... read more

    Christmas Tree Festival - Winners Announced

    Christmas Tree Festival 17th December 2012

    Please come and vote for your favourite tree soon!  The eleven trees have been decorated by:

    Gairloch Nursey - "The Nursery Tree" has been decorated by local children aged 3-5 years.

    Good 4 Ewe - The Good 4 Ewe tree has a vegetable theme which represents what the Good 4 Ewe growers are all about, growing affordable, local ch... read more

    Christmas Tree Festival

    Christmas Markets & Special Shopping Events 3rd December 2012

    As we approach Christmas why not visit the markets to stock up on some festive goodies?  As well as a selection of locally produced food there will be arts and crafts.

    See the market planner for more information.

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    Christmas Tree Festival Underway 3rd December 2012

    Father Christmas officially declared the Christmas Tress Festival "Open" on Friday afternoon at The GALE Centre.  The Centre was buzzing with many excited children coming along to catch a glimpse of Father Christmas.  

    Father Christmas encouraged everyone to vote for their favourite tree and remined us that the proceeds would b... read more

    Christmas Tree Festival Underway

    Christmas Tree Festival 1st November 2012

    There's plenty happening as we prepare for the Christmas Season here at GALE.  Lots of good, local & fun events planned.  Hope to see you there!

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    Tearfund Christmas Cards 22nd October 2012

    Join GALE in supporting communities in third-world countries by ordering your Christmas cards through Tearfund.

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    Tearfund Christmas Cards

    Isolation Photographic Exhibition 8th October 2012

    The GALE Centre are delighted to be showing the exhibition "Isolation" curated by visual artist Fin Macrae.  All the images in this stunning photographic display have been taken by member of "Shot In The Dark".  These images are an expression of their interpretation of the theme in the broadest sense.  The images are striking and ... read more


    Gairloch and District Show 2012 3rd September 2012

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    Gairloch and District Show 2012

    Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards 30th August 2012

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    Gairloch and District Show 2012 2nd August 2012

    Saturday August 25th is the annual Gairloch and District Show.  Come and join the fun by entering one of the classes or just come along and admire the produce from the local gardens, the cakes from our local bakers and lots more.

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    Exhibitions at The GALE Centre 23rd July 2012

    Call in at The GALE Centre to see local arts and crafts.  Ed Duncan's stunning photography exhibition has been extended  into a second week due to popular demand.  Rona's award winning tablet is already prooving a hit and we welcome back Felt at Hame and their lovely felt work.

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    Dolphins at Play 28th June 2012

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    Special Offer 28th June 2012

    Special Offer for one week arriving Saturday 30th June just £290.  Contact Kenneth Mitchell on 01445 781231 for information.

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    Gairloch and District Show 2012 25th June 2012

    The 2012 Cake Recipe

    Banana and Cherry Loaf

    Ingriedients

    • 90g soft margarine, plus extra for greasing
    • 2 large bananas mashed
    • 125g quartered cherries
    • 150ml boiling water
    • 90g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 250g self-raising flour
    • 1tsp baking powder
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      Gairloch and District Show 2012 24th June 2012

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      Thank You Cubs & Scouts 15th June 2012

      After seven weeks of drought the new plants at The GALE Centre desperately needed planting.  SOS the Cubs and Air Scouts who came along and helped plant vegetables in the raised beds, planted lovely flowering plants in the cobbles & filled the remaining raised beds with soil and compost.  

      What a great effort - Thanks to al... read more

      Thank You Cubs & Scouts

      Starbox Jewellery 14th June 2012

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      Congratulations Andrew! 11th June 2012

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