Clachan Church Donations

Our offer to buy the old church building at Clachan Lochbroom for £30,020 has been accepted in principle BUT [there’s always a but!] this offer has nearly emptied our bank account.  The building needs some repairs and updating [water supply] so we need to raise at least £100,000 more.

Donate online now.

We would be most grateful for any amount you can donate.

Charity Gift Aid Declaration.

UK Taxpayers: Boost your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate. If you want to Gift Aid your donation, please complete the attached form and send it back to us at:

Clachan Heritage Trust. 26 Argyle Street, Ullapool IV26 2UB or email to clachanheritagetrust@gmail.com

If you would prefer to donate offline:

Direct bank transfer
Bank account details:
Name: Clachan Lochbroom Heritage Trust
A/c no. 00128109. Sort code 83 28 01
Royal Bank of Scotland, 11 Argyle St, Ullapool, Ross-shire IV26 2UD

IBAN : GB96RBOS83280100128109
IBAN BIC: RBOSGB2L

Cheques made payable to CLHT & sent to our office at 26 Argyle St, Ullapool, Garve, Ross-shire, IV26 2UB

Thank you very much for your support.

Crossing the Forth for Clachan!

Please sponsor Donnie Mackenzie.

Donnie Mackenzie (pictured) made us a rather unusual offer recently – to walk across the Forth Road Bridge on Sunday 20th May in aid of the campaign to buy and refurbish Clachan church for our community.

He had a week to think about it and is still keen on the idea, (as are we!).

Sponsor online here.

This sponsored event is unusual in many ways. To start with, there won’t be too many other people setting out on the crossing who are in their 95th year. And probably none who are ex-Chindits.

On top of that, Donnie’s personal links to Clachan stretch back over 400 years! The earliest memorial in the burial ground is of Alexander I, Mackenzie of Ballone [1610-1645]. Donnie is a descendant of that remarkable family which fought against hostile forces sent by Cromwell in the 1640’s, and by “Butcher” Cumberland in the 1740’s. Another ancestor, Alexander Stronach, was actually Clachan’s Minister from 1776.

And finally, when Donnie is on the Road Bridge, enjoying the great view of the Forth Bridge, he might remember a memorial plaque inside Clachan church which depicts that same Bridge! John Fowler, the great engineer who designed the Forth Bridge, came to live in the strath in the 1860’s and left his mark in many places here [e.g. Auchindrean bridge].

We are very grateful for the effort being put into this sponsored walk by Donnie and his family. It will attract the attention of a wider public to the campaign to keep Clachan as a very special place for Lochbroom and its visitors.

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