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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A Story from Elodie Matthews

Elodie is a Frenchwoman from Normandy who lives locally in Applecross with her husband and two delightful/devilish/delightfully devilish wee boys. She is known and loved most notably for her rainbow hair and masterful cake baking skills. Elodie continually surprises me with her elegant creativity. Whether it is the artwork painted on her front door window, […]

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Confessions No.2

I confess that I shed tears, randomly and without warning. Tonight I watched the Channel Four News. When they showed footage from streets in Manchester and London of people standing on their doorsteps or leaning out of windows to clap for the frontline workers of the NHS I sobbed a little. It was more than […]

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Update and Confessions No.1

It goes without saying that all Open Mic events for this season have been suspended. It makes me very sad to say as I was so looking forward to meeting and spectating a host of new acts, Reanna Jiggins was to join us in April and Henry and Audry (Two Bob Note) were to perform […]

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Call for Artists!

As the days are getting longer and the sun begins to give a little heat from its rays I think of the coming Summer season and all the Open Mic nights that we will enjoy this year. We are stepping it up a gear in 2020 and taking the Applecross Open Mic to our Community […]

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Hogmanay 2019

New Year was a belter. Hence why I am only writing about it now. Not that I was on it for three days like some were, just that I am old enough now my body needs that long to recover.  I was working behind the bar this year at the Applecross Community Hall, which gave […]

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