A view on Fishing,Community and Life on the NW coast of Scotland

First of all I would like to thank every one who has bought the calendars, the profits going to the Applecross Community Company. Those sold in the local shop have been raising money for the Primary School as well. The Company has been quietly getting on with connecting around 100 people to AppleNet, Toilets going well, and the newly refurbished Filling Station performing as it should now, with prices only 10p more than TESCO’s, this coupled with the ongoing Energy Efficiency project that is trying to reduce the fuel bills in the community. All these project have business plans and are viable but only just and I have the impression that some do not understand that the Company still needs a stronger financial base which is the main thrust towards establishing the Hydro Project. These services have now become an integral part of the Community and the Company is always looking to improve services within the area, mobile services may be the next step along with wood fuel training and processing. Much more is needed for our future survival and the £1500+ that has been raised through calendar sales has been welcome. Judith at the Inn has kindly offered her card facilities for anyone wanting to pay and have calendars sent out by post. Either ring the Inn or the Schoolhouse for details. Post Office doing a special offer second class postage running into January. Monthly photos have been taken from the Applecrosslife Blog and I would like to thank every one who has read, shared, retweeted and commented on the Blog. It has been a little more political this year for obvious reasons but the intention is never to offend, differing views yes, but hopefully with respect. I would also like to thank Stewart Wright who has very kindly given us a special deal in printing as he is a strong believer in community ideals. A sample of months in the calendar.

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July,

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October,

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and April.

Comments on: "Last Applecross Calendars For Sale." (8)

  1. Moira Blurton said:

    Ali, we have followed your blog for some time now. My Granny used to live on the street and we still come up every year. Because of your passion for a place we love dearly, we used the filling station, ate in the Inn and the Potting Shed, bought gifts from the Coal Shed, some supplies from the shop and six calendars for our family, who also still visit. Keep up the good work and thank you.
    From Bettie and Murdo Finlayson’ s grand daughter x

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      You are very kind with your comments and they are much appreciated, and thanks for the six already bought.

  2. Moira Blurton said:

    No problem and that was meant to say Nettie not Bettie! Got auto corrected!

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Yes I had worked that out. We came back here and were in Toscaig when most, if not all the Street was lived in.

  3. Great calender and blog. Bought 5 and one currently on its way to NZ where I know the photos will be very much appreciated and evoke many good memories for my sister in Nelson. Credit to all at the Applecross Community Company. Your commitment and efforts are appreciated all over the globe 🙂

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      That is a fine comment and sentiment for anyone to receive and I can only thank you sincerely and wish you all the Best for a Good New Year.

  4. Sheila Capewell said:

    One of the six calendars mentioned above is going to my daughter in Texas. We’ll be up with her, her Texan husband and ther baby in August. Hope we get to meet you this time.

    • applecrosslifeattheedge said:

      Be good to meet you, august we tend to do a lot of running but always time to stop and chat as without that we lose the point of it all. And thanks for your kind comments over the year. Have a good New Year. Ali

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