Confessions No.4

Living in a small community means everybody has your back. Even if they don’t know you that well, even if they don’t like you, you’re family. When one elderly gentleman, who lives in our community and suffers from dementia, decided to go for a wander and could not be found for some hours; everyone was […]

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A Song from Sean Kilbride

Sean Kilbride lives locally in the Camusterrach township of Applecross. Sean is well known for being a talented musician and a skilled sound engineer. He is integral to any live event in the Community Hall, quietly coordinating our entertainment from the sound desk. He has appeared in innumerable bands that have played in Applecross and […]

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Confessions no.3

I seem to struggle with Wednesdays more than any other day. It is not as if it comes in the middle of an arduous week and there is a weekend approaching that I am desperate for. But every Wednesday so far since lockdown began I have found it particularly difficult to motivate myself. I succumb […]

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A Song from Niamhy

Niamh Maclennan is another of Applecross Open Mic’s much loved regular performers. She is a local girl who lives in the township of Toscaig with her lovely and very talented musical Maclennan family. She told me recently that she has been accepted into Napier University in Edinburgh to study music so we would like to […]

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A Song from Bronwyn Glover

Bronwyn is a local Applecross girl well known and loved in the community for her impeccable style and beautiful voice. If you have visited Applecross Open Mic before you will have seen that Bronwyn was a regular feature at the live shows last Spring before she went galavanting around the globe. We were all sad […]

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A Song from Sarah and Kirsten

Sarah McCowan lives locally in the Culduie township of Applecross with her husband and two daughters. Sarah is the founder of the Applecross Gym, recently opened in 2019. She has been conducting Apple X Fit training sessions for a few years now, keeping the community fit and healthy. She has even encouraged/cajoled/bribed/blackmailed a group of […]

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A Song from Suzanne Gillies

Suzanne Gillies lives locally with her partner Isobel in the fairy tale Garden Cottage that lies nestled in the grounds of the Applecross Estate. She was for a time the school teacher at Applecross Primary and she continues to teach piano to the children of the community. Suzanne tells me that she fell in love […]

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