Gairloch group wins community award

10 November 2023

We have noted that the Gairloch and Loch Ewe Action Forum, known as GALE, has won the 'Celebrating Thriving Communities' Category at the Highlands and Islands Thistle Awards sponsored by Highland Council and the Royal Bank of Scotland.  The award was presented at a ceremony at the Drumossie Hotel on 10 November, and is a great achievement for the west coast group.

We set up an exchange of newsletters with GALE in 2018, but have not heard from them since the beginning of lockdown in March 2020, so we are now on the process of trying to re-establish the newsletter exchange.

Here are links to their website and Facebook page

There is more about GALE on our Groups page.


We are part of the rapidly expanding worldwide Transition Towns movement. The Black Isle is a peninsula of about 100 sq miles ENE of Inverness in Scotland, UK.