Dr Isla Hislop, the older daughter of Doreen Hislop who is an Elder at Nether Lochaber, is currently working for the Vine Trust in Peru.


For six days she worked with a South African doctor on the older boat Amazon Hope 2. The photograph below shows the clinic area where they were working.


Isla then transferred to the new boat Forth Hope after it was commissioned by Princess Anne on 17th September. Princess Anne is the hard-working Patron for the Vine Trust.  She is seen here shaking hands with Isla.


Glencoe & Duror Celebrate Easter

Glencoe & Duror held their annual Easter morning service at Cuil Bay. Around thirty brave souls turned out  for the service taken by Rev Sandy Stoddart. W
orship was followed with bacon & egg rolls in Duror Church!

Fort William D Mac collects toothbrushes and toothpaste to help refugees.

The congregations of Kilmonivaig & Duncansburgh Macintosh remembered their toothbrushes on  March 5th, and indeed their toothpaste too. The Boys' Brigade helped gather in donations at morning service at Duncansburgh Macintosh and, added to the bags collected at Kilmonivaig earlier, a total of 297 toothbrushes and 173 tubes of toothpaste are being boxed up tonight to hand over to Re Act Lochaber & Argyll.

"They share freely and give generously to those in need." Psalm 112

Donations to Re-Act.

St Munda's Church Hall in Ballachulish is an 'official' collecting point for donations to Re-Act, the support refugee organisation.
Donations of clothing, baby items, shoes, tents, etc., can be made there each day as the hall is open from 9.30 am to approx 4.30pm every day.
Leaflets giving more details on what is needed and on Re-Act are available in the church and at locations throughout Glencoe & Ballachulish.

Bill Skene is appointed as a Reader by the Presbytery of Lochaber


At a moving service in Kilmonivaig Parish Church on Friday 9th December 2016, the Presbytery of Lochaber “set apart” Bill Skene as a Reader.


The service was conducted by the Presbytery Moderator Mrs Ella Gill and the preacher was the Rev Richard Corbett, Minister of Kilmallie Church. Bill’s wife Jennifer was the musician at the service, which was attended by a large congregation and members of the Skene family who had travelled a considerable distance to attend.


Bill is a retired Principal Teacher of Design and Technology at Lochaber High School. His training for the Readership included a two-year distance learning course through the University of the Highlands and Islands as well as practical assignments with the congregations at Kinlochleven and Nether Lochaber, Kilmallie and Fort William Duncansburgh MacIntosh and Kilmonivaig.


Bill is already being full employed in his new role assisting in the vacant charge at Fort Augustus and Invergarry and helping in several other congregations locally.


We all wish Bill God’s Blessing in his future ministry.


an you imagine how good it would be if Christians from all backgrounds could find things to celebrate together? You could if you were at Fort William: Duncansburgh MacIntosh Church tonight! To mark 60 years of ordained ministry by Rev Canon Gerald Kaye, we shared a celebration in which people from Church of Scotland, Free Church, Scottish Episcopal Church, Catholic Church, Baptist Church and independent churches all took part. We celebrated Gerald's contribution to all our congregations, and gave thanks to God for His willingness to use us in His service.