LOCHGAIR LOCKDOWN CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

March's theme is Lochgair

Sam Peppa and George would like to throw stones on the beach
Viv's Lochgair in Winter The Lochside Track
Victoria's Still life painting of objects found on the shore of Asknish
Marion's weaving of a Lochgair sunset
Bev's image _ her citizens of Lochgair are generic and not based on actual folk!
Jean's Cross stitch map of Loch Gair
Maggie's painting of Redhouse
Anna's Four Seasons on Lochgair-Collage
 

Lochgair

Wherever my wanderings take me
On my own, or with Jean as a pair;
We always return on the A83
To our home in lovely Lochgair.

In this time of Covid lockdown
We miss family and mates;
And the Beast from the North
Means I don’t stray forth
From the heat or the beer in my crates.

So every day starts with my Chi Kung
Before I am out of my bed;
We all hope for Spring
And my friend Chen Man Ching
Will see us through until then.

The dawn view of the bay
Is the best time of day;
As the birds cheer us with their song,
There are good times to come
When Covid jabs are all done
And the safe times for which we all pray.


IMS 
2021

 

An Loch Gearr by Mick

Lochgair, it straddles the A83,

it’s feet in the water,

it’s head in the trees.


The loch is home to many fine craft,

they sway in the breeze,

as you pass.


You travel the pass, to view the past,

the castle at the point,

now that’s built to last.


Loch Fyne adorns your forward sight,

seals bob up,

to bask in the light,


Rest on the bench, the aura abounds,

the atmosphere, the feelings,

all around.


Walk back along the shell ridden way,

those greedy gulls,

their own cafe!


Across the road, up past the kirk,

up the hill,

no need to search.


Follow the path up to the top,

the stone by the bench,

is where you stop.


Stop and view Lochgair as a whole,

a vision of completeness,

a Clachan of Soul.

 
Sam's New Year Card
Viv's calendar of favorite paintings
Mick's mouse in walnut
Mick's log nest
Marion's collage
Maggie's Paisley shawl made into a skirt
Jennifer - First sign of new life after winter
Maggie's art work made from a scrap of wood
Ian Torrance's photo of sunrise at Inverneill
Jan - Without rain there would be no rainbows
Jean's baby shawl for new arrival
Elspeth's bowl of daffodils - February Goldary G
Douglas' Kist of aromatic cedar wood with heart shaped dovetails
Bev - Daff shoots - promise of warmer days
Dave - Car building in Lochgair - still  a way to go
Bev's shabby chic cupboard (with paint & lime)
Anna - Crocus delight peeping through the snow

LOCHGAIR LOCKDOWN CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

February's theme: New From Old

Lochgair Lockdown Creative Activities is a project which aims to keep us active and engaged over the Autumn and Winter months, during the current restrictions on our social lives.  It is about encouraging everyone in Lochgair to be creative….which we all are in our different ways, whether it’s in the photos we take, the stories and jokes we share, the things we make, what we enjoy doing whatever our age.  Each month we’ll have a different theme.   We hope to be able to exhibit these creations in Lochgair Hall some time in 2021 (when it's safe to do so).


The Theme in February was New From Old.  ​

Click on the photos to find out whose they are.​

As well as the photos, Mick has contributed his poem, New Beginnings:

It’s new beginnings, like things that we’ve made,
from artwork and sewing,
to work on the lathe.

Recycle, re paint, mend and fix,
to the garden ornament,
crafted from sticks.

From garage, box, cupboard and loft,
new life in new form,
that shouldn’t be lost.

But the new beginnings, that we all crave,
are our future beginnings,
if we’re brave.

We crave the freedom to hug our child,
our mothers, our fathers
to stand by their sides

To speak to our neighbour face to face
and have a chat,
without that space.

It won’t be long, I hope you agree
to a new beginning,
when we’re free

 

LOCHGAIR LOCKDOWN CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

December's theme: Festive Creations

Lochgair Lockdown Creative Activities is a project which aims to keep us active and engaged over the Autumn and Winter months, during the current restrictions on our social lives.  It is about encouraging everyone in Lochgair to be creative….which we all are in our different ways, whether it’s in the photos we take, the stories and jokes we share, the things we make, what we enjoy doing whatever our age.  Each month we’ll have a different theme.   We hope to be able to exhibit these creations in Lochgair Hall some time in 2021 (when it's safe to do so).


The Theme in December was Festive Creations.  ​

Click on the photos to find out whose they are.​

Alison's home made fudge for Christmas
Allan - Path to Viewpoint
Allan - Snow covered Lochgair
Bev's Ballcock Bauble
Bev's stars with fairy lights
Bev- Junk Stars with hit of gold & silver
Christine - a selection of cards
Elspeth's Christmas hanging  (embroidery)
Elspeth's applique advent calendar
Elspeth's applique advent calendar 2
Elspeth's tapestry weaving - Christmas tree
Elspeth's tapestry weaving - candles
Gordon - Loch Gair
Gordon-LochFyne break in the clouds
Gordon-pathway
Gordon-winter visitor
Jan - Shadow, Moonbeam and their son Mag
Jennifer - candle in moonlight
Maggie's Christmas wreath
Maggie's candle holder
Maggie's candle nests
Marion's Christmas sail
Sam Watkiss - Christmas tree
Sam Watkiss -Snowman footprint cards
Shona's Great, Great Uncle Malcom's cocoa recipe (1886)
Viv's Greetings card
Yvonne's face masks for the family
 

LOCHGAIR LOCKDOWN CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

October's theme: Wood

Lochgair Lockdown Creative Activities is a project which aims to keep us active and engaged over the Autumn and Winter months, during the current restrictions on our social lives.  It is about encouraging everyone in Lochgair to be creative….which we all are in our different ways, whether it’s in the photos we take, the stories and jokes we share, the things we make, what we enjoy doing whatever our age.  Each month we’ll have a different theme.   We hope to be able to exhibit these creations in Lochgair Hall some time in 2021 (when it's safe to do so).


The Theme in October was WOOD, or anything related to wood such as trees/branches/leaves, objects made out of wood or wood inspired etc.  We had twenty four submissions.   

Click on the photos to find out whose they are.​

Elspeth garden no1
Fraser's whittlings
Heather's roadside stall
Ian - Wood
Jan's Woodland leaf skiing
Margaret's Driftwood
Marion's spider web
Mike - squirrel feeding pub bench table
Mike - squirrel feeding pub bench table 2
Pete's Wooden cups
Pete's Wooden ladle and cup
Pete's Wooden ladles
Pete's Wooden spoons
Robert's Violin 1 in the white
Robert's Violin 1 scroll
Sam's hedgehog
Viv's Painting
Yvonne's Wooden Spoons
 

Upcoming Events

  • Lochgair Lockdown Creative Activities - FEB/MARCH THEME - LOCHGAIR
    23 Mar, 12:00
    EVENTS page of Lochgair.org
    Photos of your creations on the theme of LOCHGAIR - paintings/sketches, poems, stories, photos, sculpture etc.
  • Lochgair Games Night - DICTIONARY
    Sat, 20 Feb
    Lochgair-Games Night ZOOM
    20 Feb, 19:00 – 21:00
    Lochgair-Games Night ZOOM
    The card game Dictionary adapted to be played on Zoom
  • New Year New Life Lochgair Lockdown Activities
    Tue, 09 Feb
    Facebook; Lochgair.Org/Events
    09 Feb, 23:40
    Facebook; Lochgair.Org/Events
    Deadline for Creative Arts Project Lochgair
  • Third Quiz Night
    Sat, 16 Jan
    Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j
    16 Jan, 19:00 – 21:00
    Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j
    Fun quiz night for family and friendsoom
  • Lochgair Lockdown Activities (SEASONAL CREATIONS)
    Wed, 02 Dec
    Lochgair village Facebook and Lochgair.org
    02 Dec 2020, 12:00
    Lochgair village Facebook and Lochgair.org
    Exhibition of photos of creations based on the theme of Seasonal Creations
  • Lochgair Quiz night on Zoom
    21 Nov 2020, 19:00
    Zoom
    If you’re missing the curry and quiz night, here’s one with a difference. A quiz night on Zoom - bring your own curry! This will be just for fun and a chance for us to meet up virtually.
  • Lochgair Lockdown Activities Exhibition (WOOD)
    Thu, 29 Oct
    Lochgair village Facebook page
    29 Oct 2020, 19:00
    Lochgair village Facebook page
    Photographic exhibition of creative activities. The theme in October is Wood - or anything related to wood such as trees, branches, leaves, or objects made of wood or wood inspired. The deadline for submission of photos is Tuesday 27th October 2020.
  • 03 Oct 2020, 11:00 – 11:40
    Zoom 2020 AGM
    Zoom
  • Loch Gair Beach Clean & BBQ
    Sat, 11 Apr
    6 Gallanach
    11 Apr 2020, 09:00
    6 Gallanach, 6 Gallanach, Lochgair, Lochgilphead PA31 8SD, UK
    CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. Not to be missed event for family and friends - cleaning up Lochgair and surrounding beaches followed by BBQ to celebrate Easter weekend
  • LUNCH CLUB
    Fri, 20 Mar
    Lochgair Hall
    20 Mar 2020, 13:00
    Lochgair Hall, Lochgair, Lochgilphead PA31 8UJ, UK
    Delicious home made meals served by volunteers to friends and neighbours. On the third Friday of each month.
  • LOCHGAIR AMBLERS
    Thu, 19 Mar
    Mid Argyll forest walks
    19 Mar 2020, 10:00
    Mid Argyll forest walks, Lochgair, Lochgilphead PA31 8UJ, UK
    Walks to stretch your legs and inspire you with beautiful views. The walks are on Thursdays approximately every fortnight and the destination is agreed on the day.
  • HEBRIDES TO HIMALAYAS
    Sat, 07 Mar
    Loch Gair Village Hall
    07 Mar 2020, 19:00
    Loch Gair Village Hall, Loch Gair, United Kingdom
    AN ILLUSTRATED TALK & PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION BY ROB WRATE
  • ARTS & CRAFTS GROUP
    Fri, 28 Feb
    Lochgair Hall
    28 Feb 2020, 13:00 – 16:00
    Lochgair Hall, Lochgair, Lochgilphead PA31 8UJ, UK
    Follow on quilting workshop
  • LUNCH CLUB
    Fri, 21 Feb
    Lochgair Hall
    21 Feb 2020, 13:00
    Lochgair Hall, Lochgair, Lochgilphead PA31 8UJ, UK
    Delicious home made meals served by volunteers to friends and neighbours.
  • Lochgair Amblers
    Thu, 20 Feb
    Meet at 6 Gallanach, Lochgair
    20 Feb 2020, 10:00
    Meet at 6 Gallanach, Lochgair, Lochgair, Lochgilphead PA31 8SD, UK
    The walks are always great fun and members enjoy the chat while exploring different paths and especially on a good day the views are magnificent. If it's a good day we might make it a morning and afternoon walk so bring a packed lunch.
  • Bread-making Workshop
    Sat, 15 Feb
    Lochgair Hall
    15 Feb 2020, 10:00 – 14:00
    Lochgair Hall, Lochgair, Lochgilphead PA31 8UJ, UK
    Learn to make delicious, healthy sourdough bread.
  • Arts and Crafts Quilting Workshop
    Fri, 14 Feb
    Lochgair Hall
    14 Feb 2020, 11:00 – 16:00
    Lochgair Hall, Lochgair, Lochgilphead PA31 8UJ, UK
    Quilting workshop to be delivered by expert quilter Chrystine Livingstone
  • Curry and Quiz Night
    Sat, 08 Feb
    Lochgair Hall
    08 Feb 2020, 19:00
    Lochgair Hall, Lochgair, Lochgilphead PA31 8UJ, UK