February 23, 2019


Meanish Pier, quick update on progress


Exciting news, we have now submitted a planning application and funding application to undertake this necessary work at Meanish.

Homecoming & Borrodale Alumni Event – 17 & 18th July 2015
Glendale Homecoming & Borrodale Event
July 2015

Friday 17th July – Guided Ranger Walk

Orbost to Ramasaig, 10am to 5pm. To book contact John on 01471 820526 or john.phillips@highland.gov.uk

Skye & Lochalsh Ranger guided walk from Orbost – Ramasaig Wild West Coast (4) Ramasaig to Orbost Explore some of the less walked parts of the west coast of Skye. Meet at Orbost where car share arrangements can be made at the start of walk. Grid ref: NG 257431. Grade C

Booking is essential – Adults £8.00, conc. £4.00, family £20.00

Saturday 18th July – Glendale Hall

Children Music Festival – 3pm to 5pm

As part of this year’s Glendale Homecoming celebrations the Céilidh Trail band Ceilear will be running a
FREE mini Feis (traditional Gaelic arts and culture festival)

The program will be for children of all school ages who are more than welcome to bring along their own

Between them, the Ceilear band play piano, accordion, fiddle, mandolin, whistles, drums – as well as loving to
sing and dance. The workshops will be overseen and organised by Kirsteen Graham who has regularly helped
with music provision for children across Skye and the Highlands

Borrodale School Alumni – 5pm to 7pm

To celebrate Glendale Trust’s purchase of Borrodale School there is an open an invitation to all those with links to Borrodale School to come meet and share their memories and history of the school

This will include further engagement into the development of the heritage exhibition

Present 3D models of the proposed project and computer animated design walk through

The aim will be to use this as a foundation on which to build the proposed heritage exhibition

Ceilidh Trail & BBQ – 7pm to 11:30pm

To celebrate the Alumni & Homecoming event, the local community and alumni guests are invited to a hog roast BBQ, music and dancing. Music will be provided by the Ceilidh Trail musicians and there will be a full licensed bar. All money raised is used for community benefits.

Fèis Rois launched its acclaimed Ceilidh Trail project in 2000

The Ceilidh Trail is a professional development opportunity for young people aged 16 – 25 who are considering a performance career in traditional Scottish music

It is also a cultural tourism project bringing high quality traditional music performances to communities across Scotland throughout the peak tourist period in July & August

All are welcome to join in the celebrations.

Old Events


This year is the 5th Year of the Glendale Homecoming and there is an extensive range of activities for locals and visitors alike. We hope that you will support the groups that are helping to make this year a fantastic celebration in the year of homecoming Scotland.

Thursday 17th July

Traditional Gaelic Service Free Church of Scotland 7pm

A traditional Gaelic service will open the weekend festivities. This will be held in the Free Church of Scotland on the evening of Thursday 17th of July.

Friday 18th July

Educational Walk 10am – 12pm Ramasaig – Lorigill (Free)

Join a guided walk from Ramasaig to Lorigill. This site of significant cultural significance has a strong emotional attachment to the indigenous population of Glendale who were cleared from the area.

Heritage Presentation 2pm – 4pm Glendale Hall (Free Entry)

As part of the Community Councils Cemetery Wall project a workshop lead by Allan Campbell will examine some 19th century history of the area and discuss the circumstances surrounding the land struggle in Glendale which came to a climax in the 1880s leading to the formation of the Glendale Land League, the arrest and imprisonment of four community leaders, and to the area becoming an important locus in the social history of Scotland.

Evening of International Folk music 8pm – 11pm Red Roof Café (Tickets available via Red Roof Café)

An evening of international folk music will be delivered on the Friday evening in the red roof café. Having secured the services of American Folk musician a night of music including local Scottish musicians will be had in the red roof café. Gig SKIP GORMAN (American old-time fiddle, guitar and song) plus traditional Scottish musicians support. Skip brings the folk music that originally came from Scotland and evolved in America back home!

Saturday 19th July

Fishing Competition Starts 10am – 1pm Meanish Point (Free Entry)

Fishing will take place from the rocks, pier and by boat at Meanish. There will be prizes for the winners of each competition including the new Macpherson prizes for u16 entrants. Prizes will be awarded by the GCC at the Céilidh in the evening.

Ceòl is Spòrs le Ceilear” – Music and fun with Ceilear.

Traditional children’s Music Workshops 3-5pm Glendale Hall (Free – Registration 2:45pm)

The, Ceilear (the Céilidh band) will deliver a range of workshops which are open to all children of school age. There will be pipes, whistles, singing dancing and more.

Traditional Céilidh 8pm – Late Glendale Hall (Adults £10 Kids Free, pay at door)

Again the fantastic Ceilear Céilidh Trail Band will be playing in the Glendale Hall. This evening will provide traditional Scottish dancing and celebrating which will formally close the weekend’s events. Prizes from the fishing competition will be given out along with a raffle. All profits are used to support the work on behalf the community of Glendale.