WHAT’S ON
DURNESS Village Hall. Burn’s Day Lunch, Thursday, January 25, at 12.30pm. Music by Donnie and Katie.
BETTYHILL Village Hall. Panto “Robbie Hod in the Borgie Forest”, Friday, January 26, and Saturday, January 27.
Village Hall. Martial Arts Class, Wednesdays. Bowls, Thursdays.
GLASGOW City Halls. The Celtic Connections Festival presents the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Final 2018, featuring Rory Matheson, piano (Drumbeg), Alexander Levack, whistles and pipes (Maryburgh), David Shedden, bagpipes (Glasgow), Amy Papiransky, voice (Keith), Hannah Rarity, voice (West Lothian), Luc McNally, guitar and voice (Dipton). One of the yearly highlights of the Celtic Connections’ closing weekend, the contest to decide the next winner of Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year is your chance to see six talented stars-of-tomorrow in action. Long-recognised as a spring board to professional success, the competition is broadcast live on BBC Radio Scotland and organised by folk facilitators Hands Up For Trad. January 28, at 5.00pm. Tickets: £15.00. Box office: 0141 353 8000.
The National Piping Centre. Brian Ó hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie with Hecla, Saturday, January 20, at 7.30pm. Between them, Irish and Scottish Gaels Brian Ó hEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie have featured in line-ups including Anam, Mackenzie and Cruinn, and on more than thirty recordings. Drawing on the full wealth of their common heritage, they perform both traditional and original Gaelic songs, in both kindred tongues, as well as self-penned material in English, reflecting their tastes and travels via Nordic, Americana and indie influences, ahead of their debut duo album in 2018. Nurtured by Lews Castle College UHI’s idyllic Uist campus, the sparkling young trio Hecla, on pipes, whistles, fiddle, guitar and vocals, put their own winningly fresh spin on Gaelic songs and tunes. Tickets: £13.00. Box office: 0141 353 8000.
LOCHINVER Village Hall. Yoga, Monday evenings.
TONGUE Village Hall. Melness & Tongue Church of Scotland: Messy Church, Friday, January 19, 4-6.00pm.
Village Hall. Indoor Bowling, Thursdays. Juniors (aged 8-14 years), 7.00-8.00pm; Seniors, 8.00-10.00pm. Bowls provided. Beginners welcome.
Kyle of Tongue Hostel. Tongue and Bettyhill “Step-it Up Highland group” meets at 1 o’clock every Wednesday at the hostel to enjoy a short walk. Contact Ruth on 01847 611327 for details.
Kyle Centre. Tongue Tots meet on Wednesdays in term time, 10.30am-12 noon. Babies and toddlers welcome.

To add to the list, e-mail whatson@bratach.co.uk or telephone Morag MacLeod at any reasonable hour (01641 561214).

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