Poolewe Village Hall
Here is some information about past events we have held in the Hall and which will be taking place again in this year.
☐ Great Wilderness Challenge
Every year, the picturesque Scottish Highland villages of Poolewe and Aultbea, along with the surrounding country estates, play host to one of Scotland's most gruelling endurance sporting events for charity. The Great Wilderness Challenge more than aptly lives up to its name.
Against some of the most beautiful and rugged scenic landscape on offer in the United Kingdom, the Challenge consists of a number of physically demanding walks and races over a variety of distances and terrains.
The event now caters for the needs of many different charities, but the Highland Hospice remains the main one, and has received a total of almost £500,000 from the efforts of GWC walkers and runners. The event itself has donated an incredible total of almost £1.9 million in its 22 year history. For many years it has been easily the biggest one-day fundraising event in Ross-shire.
☐ Poolewe Ceilidh Partnership
The Poolewe Ceilidh Partnership holds a ceilidh every Wednesday evening in July and August in Poolewe Hall. Each one features a visiting band and local musicians, with home-baking during the interval, and a raffle. The ceilidhs are suitable for all ages, and a dance caller is on hand for those who want to join in but do not know the dances. The less active were welcome just to sit and enjoy the music.
☐ Poolewe Market
Poolewe Market has been running for more than 10 years and has gone from strength to strength. Held each Tuesday from the end of March to the end of October, there are up to 15 stalls selling all sorts of goods. There are a high percentage of locally made products, many of them not on sale in any other outlet. Refreshments are available. The market is open from 10 a.m. until 2.30 p.m. Some of the stallholders have their own websites, check on the Links page to see if they are listed.
☐ Mod - Loch Ewe Branch of An Comunn Gàidhealach
The Association, which is a registered charity, is usually referred to as "An Comunn", which means "The Association", and for many throughout the world An Comunn is the body which represents the Gaelic language. The membership of the organisation, which was founded in Oban in 1891, is voluntary.
An Comunn was set up as a vehicle for the preservation and development of the Gaelic language and culture. It actively encourages the teaching, learning and use of the Gaelic language and the study and cultivation of Gaelic literature, history, music and art and the local branches do their utmost to promote the language and culture.
This local branch runs many superb events with great Cèilidhs and Celebrations of the Music and Culture.