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The 19th November 2019 saw the 25th Birthday of the National Lottery and its funding of community projects such as us. The quiz this year was slightly different to the last. Instead of a December Christmas theme we had a Birthday party! Plenty of snacks and, of course, birthday cake, where shared amongst the 31 attendees as well as laughs and frustrations!

Questions were based on the wildlife, landscape and people of CALL with added knowledge needed of 1994 to win this quiz. The scores were tight all night and the winners won by a quarter of a point! Congratulations to the winning team, The Indecicives and to the randomly picked team, The Developmentalists, we hope you enjoy your prizes. The baskets had a mix of local produce including the limited-edition Isle Martin Gin from the Highland Liquor Company in partnership with the Isle Martin Trust.

CALLP has received £1.4 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to the end of September 2019, with a further £1.5 million due over the next 2 years. This funding has, so far, helped us with projects such as repairing the Suilven mountain path, excavating Clachtoll Broch, planting over 260ha of native woodland, establishing an outdoor education program for local schools, creating Glencanisp Nature Trail, auditing our Atlantic Hazel Woodlands, researching the soil fertility of the area, holding a series of woodland artisan workshops and a Community Grant Scheme giving grants towards promoting and conserving the area’s heritage. All this and much more.

So, to all of you who came to the quiz night and those who buy lottery tickets we would like to say a BIG THANK YOU! Laura and I had a great time organising this event and hope you all enjoyed it too.

#ThanksToYouFor25Years

I think the Developmentalists won a prize! © Katrina Martin / Scottish Wildlife Trust
Winners! The Indecisives © Vickii Campen/ Scottish Wildlife Trust
Our random winners: the Developmentalists! © Vickii Campen/ Scottish Wildlife Trust

Vickii Campen

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