Project information

North West Lochaber Church of Scotland Development

To upgrade and develop our outdated buildings to better serve the people of this remote rural parish. We need to comply with 21st century standards with regard to access and environmental health. With better buildings we can serve our communities more effectively.

January 2014 - September 2018

Charity information: North West Lochaber Church of Scotland

North West Lochaber Church of Scotland logo
  • Need


    Our outdated buildings restrict our ability to serve the people of our communities from the very young to the elderly.


    By providing modern facilities which can provide a meeting point for all ages in the community.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Upgrade our buildings to 21st century standards.


    » There is an ongoing programme to make our buildings wind and watertight which will lead on to upgrading the interiors.

    What success will look like

    Completing the upgrading process over the next four years.

  • Impact


    We aim to increase the community use of our buildings and increase our contact with the local people generally and not just our own members. As a parish church we aim to serve everyone in whatever way is appropriate. The parish covers a vast area of the West Highlands of Scotland and it is a logistical challenge to serve such scattered communities. These include the islands of Canna, Eigg, Muck and Rum along with the peninsula of Knoydart which can only e reached by boat.


    For a small congregation it is a challenge to maintain and develop buildings in such an exposed location. There is a risk of buildings deteriorating quickly in the adverse weather. We are pressing ahead with work as fast as we are able and as funds permit before the situation worsens.


    By newsletter, email, Facebook and through our website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £30,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,000 Mallaig Church Hall Upgrade kitchen
      £6,000 Mallaig Church Hall Upgrade toilets and flooring
      £10,000 Mallaig Church Complete repairs to external wall and deal with water penetration
      £3,000 Eigg Church Upgrade heating system
      £6,000 Arisaig Church Hall Make the building wind and watertight
      £2,000 Lochailort Mission Hall Replace windows and improve flooring

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Local fund raising £3,000 Guaranteed
    Arisaig Fund £3,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The parish of North West Lochaber
    It lies about 40 miles North West of Fort William which is the principal town in our area.


    The community of North West Lochaber

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We already have a good range of buildings in appropriate locations.
    Our aim is to bring them up to 21st century standards over the next four years.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Rev Edgar Ogston

    Overall coordinator

Mallaig Church

Mallaig Church