E-Bike Hire from the Smithy Hub !

Explore the local area with our New
Eco Electric Bicycles.

4x Unisex Nilox Adult E-Bikes are available, Complete with instructions, helmets, security lock and Hi Visibility Vests.

Minimum Hire 2 Hours £10 each.
Maximum Hire 4 Hours£20 each

Unsuitable for under 16years old.

Please book at least one day before,
to allow time to charge the batteries.

Collection and Return is
at the Smithy Hub.

For further information;  infosmithyhub@gmail.com

Volunteer session 4th July 2021 at Smithy Hub.

After a long gap with Covid, we can at last get together and have some volunteer sessions again. We’re having one this Sunday to have a general tidy up around the smithy Hub and tree house. It’s a great chance to meet people, get some exercise, get the craic and something to eat and drink !

Christmas Fair at Cafe Ceardach 2019

Christmas Fair at Cafe Ceardach
Friday 29th November to Tuesday 3rd December – 10am to 3pm – art/crafts/baking and more, come along and browse the stalls or just take a break for a light lunch or tea and cakes. For further information ring 01520 722952/490 or e.mail kristinestrathcarron@gmail

photo (c) Annice MacLeod 2019

photo (c) Annice MacLeod 2019

photo (c) Annice MacLeod 2019

Lynnes Christmas goodies

Free High-Fi WiFi at the Smithy hub.

Get connected with High-fi

The Smithy Hub has access to free public WiFi in and around the café and car park area. This service is available to all users and has no restrictions on time.

It is also available in Inverness City Centre and is being rolled out across 14 towns in the Highlands.

The project is funded by the Inverness & Highlands City Region Deal and led by The Highland Council in partnership with Rapier Systems Ltd.

To enjoy Free Public Wifi go to your WiFi settings and select:

Strathcarron Free Public WiFi

Then log-on with either your social media details or by entering your email address.

Official Opening Day of Café Ceàrdach.

On Tuesday the 3rd September the Cafe had it’s official ribbon cutting ceremony to formally open it.

It was a busy day at the cafe at at 1pm we were joined by representatives from the community, from Lochcarron Community Development Company, volunteers and Funding bodies. Everyone enjoyed the lunches and cakes on offer before heading out into the dull wet day for photographs and a few words from Bart McFleat, a director of the Cafes’ parent company LCDC.

Pictured above are those brave enough to be photographed! Our new staff are rather camera shy and couldn’t be persuaded to join in here.
L- R; Bart McFleat ( LCDC director ), Sheila Cudby ( Chair of Kirkton Trading ltd ), Adam Cameron ( volunteer ) , Chrissie Mackenzie ( volunteer ) , Lorraine Cushnie ( half hiding! ) Cafe Manager, Kristine MacKenzie ( Local Development Officer ), Jennifer McPherson ( Highlands and Islands Enterprise ), Helen Murchison BEM ( community Council ) , Michael O’Donnell (Highland LEADER) .

Bart gave a short speech on behalf of LCDC. He thanked the contractors; MacIntosh Joinery ( Fraser Macintosh ) , Billy Reynolds the architect. David Menzies the electricians from Drumnadrochit, David Michie, the Plumbers from Kiltarlity, Cambell the Decorators from Conon Bridge, Kristine MacKenzie the Local Development Office without who’s long hours and extra efforts the project would never have happened, and Vicky Stonebridge for setting up and running the Cafes social media.
He also Thanked the funders, Highlands and Islands enterprise represented by Jennifer MacPherson, High;land LEADER, represented my Michael O’Donnell, The Princes Countryside Fund, The Robertson Trust. and Lochcarron Community Development Company.
He went onto praise the new staff and thank them for taking on this challenge and thanks the community and customers for bearing with us while we got this new venture up and running.

One of our community’s older generation of volunteers and one of the younger ones had been invited to come along and cut the ribbon. Chrissie MacKenzie sells raffle tickets and helps out at LCDC’s monthly Market days, and Adam Cameron has attended Bushcraft events and planted trees in Kirkton Woodland.

Chrissie then delighted everyone with a poem that she’d written for the occasion.

We’d like to thank Adam, Chrissie and everyone else for coming along and supporting the Cafe on behalf of the Local community.
Thanks as ever to the staff who served everyone with a smile and flourish !