New exhibition space opened at Grimsay Week

Pictured is the discussion with Donald Cameron on the Grimsay recordings.

Pictured is the discussion with Donald Cameron on the Grimsay recordings.

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The first Grimsay Week saw people visiting from all over the Uists to learn about the work of organisations and businesses across Grimsay.

The official opening of Uist Wool’s new exhibition and retail space allowed visitors an opportunity to view the new Wool Centre along with tours of the Mill site, and workshops provided knitters with creative inspiration and ideas whilst having fun with yarns from Uist Wool.

Everyone seemed to enjoy getting involved with the hands-on activities and workshops, and the recordings and discussion with Donald Cameron brought back memories for many.

The week culminated in a glittering display of musical talent at the ‘Grimsay Sparkles’ ceilidh and we were warmed by the bonfire and refreshments afterwards.

Grimsay Community Association (GCA) would like to thank those who worked to make the week happen and the many folk who took part in the events and activities to make it a success.

The GCA will be hosting a variety of regular events at Ceann na h-Àirigh following on from the formal launch of its Heritage and Local Food Programmes, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.

On Wednesday afternoons from 23 November 2016, 3 - 6pm there will be heritage drop-in events, craft workshops, live music and seasonally themed events alongside the weekly local produce market and teas.

Grimsay winter luncheons will resume, every fortnight 12 - 3pm from Saturday 21 January 2017. There will also be regular talks (and films we hope), fortnightly from 7pm on Friday 27 January 2017.

Events listing for Grimsay Week will be posted on local noticeboards, at Ceann na h-Àirigh and announcements will be posted on the GCA Facebook page.

Some events will require prior booking and have a small charge to cover costs.

Events:

NOVEMBER

Wednesday, November 23rd - Crochet workshop at 3.30pm. Learn to crochet squares, which can be used to make a blanket, garments etc. Suitable for beginners, all materials supplied, £5

Six places only, please book: 07775 812036, mtopsfield@icloud.com

Wednesday, November 30th - Live music hour at 4pm. Join local musicians for an informal session

DECEMBER

Wednesday, December 7th - Gingerbread house decorating at 3.30pm. Make a beautiful and edible festive decoration. All materials supplied, £10. Ten places only, booking advisable: 07775 812036, mtopsfield@icloud.com

Saturday, December 10th - Grimsay Heritage Group at 10am. Launch of the Grimsay Heritage Group, for more information, contact: 07708 675618, lindaclachan@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday, December 14th - Festive gathering from 3pm to 6pm. The last gathering before Christmas with carol singing and festive treats.

JANUARY

Wednesday, January 11th - Aran / cable knitting workshop at 3.30pm. Learn to work cables, the basis of all aran patterns, by making a cute mug cosy or wrist warmer. For knitters of all abilities all materials supplied £7. Six places only, please book: 07775 812036, mtopsfield@icloud.com

Wednesday, January 18th - Live music hour at 4pm. Join local musicians for an informal session.

Saturday, January 21st - Winter luncheon from 12 to 3pm, Soup and pudding lunches.

Wednesday, January 25th - Burns tea and poetry from 3pm to 6pm. Celebrate Burns’ legacy with delicious nibbles and bringing along your favourite Burns writing to share.

Friday, January 27th - Friday Night Out at 7pm. Launch of the fortnightly programme of talks, films etc. Charges may apply for some events.