GALE - Gairloch and Loch Ewe Action forum
GALE is a community owned and managed charitable development company. Its key aim is to develop and improve the way of life and standard of living in the Gairloch and Loch Ewe area of Wester Ross. This involves working with a range of community groups and volunteers to develop sustainable community projects that tackle important issues within our community, such as improving the social life, the local economy and the environment.
GALE is based in a new purpose-built centre in Gairloch, which includes a cafe, offices and community shop. The aim of the shop is to provide a permanent outlet for local people to sell their products and in many cases launch new product ideas. It also creates valuable year round local employment opportunities for both the shop staff and for those who supply the shop with their locally made products.
GALE has been running community markets in the Gairloch and Loch Ewe area for over 10 years. They have grown significantly in size and frequency and have become a regular fixture in local diaries.
The Community Markets are currently held in Gairloch, Poolewe and Aultbea and feature a wide range of products and producers. As well as offering local people an opportunity to buy and sell local products they are of great social benefit to the community, offering a friendly meeting point over a hot drink and local homebaking.
We exchange monthly online newsletters with GALE - theirs are posted regularly at
News / GALE newsletters
- Saturday 15 June
- 10:00 Culbokie Community Market
- Monday 17 June
- NA Soil Association Crofting event on Lismore
- Friday 21 June
- NA Midsummer Market CANCELLED
- Saturday 22 June
- 10:00 2019 Grow North + Workshop 4 'Wax cloth making'
- Saturday 29 June
- 10:00 North Kessock Community Market
- Saturday 6 July
- NA Edinburgh Climate Festival in the Meadows
- 10:00 Fortrose Community Market
- Saturday 13 July
- 11:00 Cromarty Community Market
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