The formal launch of the Kinloch Community Inclusion Project is to take place at the Community Hub located in the Old School, Balallan, on Friday 15 February at 3.30pm.

People from the Kinloch area are encouraged to attend, but this invitation is open to all who are interested in learning more about the project.

The Community Inclusion Project will run for 15 months and has been funded by the Aspiring Communities Fund, which is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF) and Scottish Government.

The project’s aim is to find out what barriers and challenges are currently preventing social inclusion within Kinloch, and, with the assistance of key project partners, will look at new and innovative ways of tackling these issues.

Working alongside Kinloch Historical Society will be: NHS Western Isles, Third Sector Hebrides, CnES Children and Social Services, Western Isles Citizens Advice Bureau and Langabhat Medical Practice.

Pictured above is Gemma Malcolm, Community Inclusion Project Officer for the Kinloch Historical Society, who says: ‘This is an opportunity for the community in Kinloch to meet with myself and our project partners to find out how the project can benefit them, and also how they can get involved in the project.’

Gemma went on to say: ‘If, for whatever reason, there is anyone who is unable to attend this event but would like more information on the Inclusion Project, then please contact me at the Community Hub, either by phone or by email.’

For more information on the Project Launch, and the Inclusion Project itself, please contact Gemma Malcolm on:

  • Telephone: 01851 830 778
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.