We are so excited to partner with Thurso Grows for this free four part Get Into Growing programme!

The dark months of January and February are the best times to start planning for Spring and imagining all the amazing food and fun you can have once the light returns. This course is here to encourage and support new food growers in the Highlands to get ready for the spring. The first 50 participants to register will each be sent a start up seeds kit from Tamar Organics.
Each week our gardening tutors will discuss a different topic to help you get your garden ready. Sessions will run on Saturday from 12pm for 45 minutes on Zoom.

23rd Jan – Intro to Veg Growing
30th Jan – Tools and Techniques
6th Feb – Site Design Choices
13th Feb — Seeds and Plant Sourcing

To register for one or all of the sessions head to our Eventbrite page:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/get-into-growing-tickets-135991964627?fbclid=IwAR1qCLRaYkBOgfVqTgg2nPPFKi9MNvYpRaReiNs9iw0PO1BVPN3IVrammRs

 

Lairg & District Learning Centre is now closed with staff on leave until Tuesday 5th January.
From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank each and every one of your for your support and understanding through the hardest year most of us have ever faced. We’ve gone from running sometimes 20+ classes per week across Central Sutherland and welcoming at times 50 students per week to the centre to having to learn a completely new way of working and operating. We are proud of how far we’ve come and what we are able to offer digitally now and hopefully you’ll join us for a fun programme of classes, workshops and events throughout 2021.
Messages to this page and emails will not be monitored and will be responded to when we get back. To book onto any of our upcoming classes visit our Eventbrite page here http://lairganddistrictlearningcentre.eventbrite.com
Have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year and we will see you in 2021.
A reminder that our team are working from home and you can not reach us by telephone. We have been unable to turn off the answer machine and any messages left on the phone will be unlikely to be picked up regularly.

The best way to reach us is by email through admin@lairglearningcentre.org.uk.

All of our classes and learning opportunities can be booked online through our Eventbrite page here – https://lairganddistrictlearningcentre.eventbrite.co.uk/

We have a newsletter going out later today with our upcoming opportunities, make sure you are signed up to our mailing list here http://eepurl.com/c5fpKv

Want to know how to create your own website from scratch but don’t know where to begin? Then this is the course for you! In this 2 week session we will go through the basics to get you started, from the initial planning stage, learning the lingo, which website builder suits your budget, to the design and creation of the website itself!

Please note this a 2 week class which will take place weekly on a Wednesday from 12pm – 1:30pm with the first class on Wednesday 9th December.
This class will be delivered using a video calling platform. Details will be emailed out to you the day before the first class is due to start. Support can be provided in accessing and using a video calling platform.
This class has a limited number of spaces, please only sign up if you are able to commit to both weeks of classes.
This class is subsidised by our funders SSE
To register for this class click on our Eventbrite link here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-create-your-own-website-for-beginners-tickets-126056340909
Did you know Scots typically use more than 19,000 miles of wrapping paper during Christmas? That is enough to wrap the NC500 nearly 37 times!
If you would like to reduce your households waste during the holidays join one (or all!) of our upcoming Green Christmas Craft Sessions.

These workshops will be hosted by Jo who has designed each of these unique items. When you register on Eventbrite you will be sent a kit with all of the material you’ll need!

To register go to our Eventbrite page – https://lairganddistrictlearningcentre.eventbrite.co.uk

We are starting up a monthly quiz night. Fun, free and family friendly!

Held the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Sign up through Eventbrite using the link below.

 

 

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ldlc-monthly-quiz-night-tickets-126279516433?fbclid=IwAR1hJokwPjtiGaS2FEqMJZXpfxn39wprHzc_37Zruw7UzVRSa5Vm5AufsSA

 

Our ‘Staycation Cookery’ series launches this month on our Facebook group, the LDLC Cookery Club.  We have a series of videos to get you cooking foods from around the world, starting with the humble scone.  You can also view the first video on our Youtube channel below by pressing the “read more” button

 

Our office is currently closed due to Covid-19.  Our staff are working from home.  We are not currently running any face to face classes, workshops, events or meetings but we are working on delivering these digitally over the next few weeks. If you need to contact us please email admin@lairglearningcentre.org.uk.  Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £183,000 through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund to deliver climate and environmental related learning and development activities for another 2 years.

Due to the current restrictions in place because of Covid-19 we are exploring ways to deliver the project online until we are able to organise face to face classes and events. We will keep you all updated via social media and our mailing list which you can join here http://eepurl.com/c5fpKv

And just a wee note from our manager, pictured, to say an absolutely massive thank you to everyone that has been involved in our CCF projects to date. The staff (present and past), volunteers, tutors, students, partners, friends, family, children, schools, our directors, Keep Scotland Beautiful and the CCF team and anyone who attended events or supported us in anyway have made the project what it is and it’s because of you that we have been successful with this application so THANK YOU

We were delighted to take part in the 2019 Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) Gathering at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, where two members of our team gave a presentation on how to talk to the community about climate change.