Local Origins Rural Network

working together to create a sustainable future in our North Argyll community

Latest Activity

Sally Wilkin posted an event

Seed Swap at Kilmartin Museum, Kilmartin, Argyll PA31 8

March 7, 2015 from 10am to 4pm
Come along to Kilmartin Museum with your saved seeds or surplus commercial seeds.  Swap them and try something new or make a donation if you don't have anything to swap.We will be also be making seed bombs!See More
Carl Farmer posted an event

LNHG Glen Creran Woods field trip at North Loch Creran road layby (see directions)

January 27, 2015 from 10am to 2pm
"The site is outstanding, on a national and international scale, for its exceptionally rich oceanic lichen assemblage which includes 4 globally vulnerable species, 19 globally near-threatened species, 10 nationally rare species and 66 nationally…See More
Jan 20
Mairi Stones posted an event

New Year Resolutions Falling By the Wayside? at The Therapy Rooms,

January 29, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Did you know that only 1 in 10 of us will keep our New Year Resolutions?If you are floundering, already given up, or never really got started this workshop is for you.Using ideas that have helped me in my recovery from ME, life coaching tools and…See More
Jan 20
Jill Bowis updated an event

LAHS 'The MacPhedrans of Benderloch & Loch Awe' (arrowmakers and ferry operators…) at St Columba's Cathedral Hall, Oban

January 16, 2015 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Dr Ken Mactaggart - 'The MacPhedrans of Benderloch & Loch Awe' (arrowmakers and ferry operators…)See More
Jan 16
Corrina MacNeil is now a member of Local Origins Rural Network
Jan 15
Carl Farmer updated an event

CANCELLED: Talk: The Life and Times of Thomas Hopkirk at Seil Island Hall, Ellenabeich

January 13, 2015 from 7:30pm to 9pm
We regret this event is cancelled owing to road closures due to snow.  It will now take place on Tue 20 Jan (but please check for confirmation of this)Thomas Hopkirk (1785-1841) was a pioneer of Scottish botany and mycology and founder of the…See More
Jan 13
Jill Bowis posted a discussion

Permaculture Course - 7-8 March 2015

HiOver the past year a growing number of people have mentioned an interest in Permaculture gardening.A post on the LORN facebook (www.facebook.com/lornargyll) over the festive season…See More
Jan 7
Carl Farmer posted events
Jan 7

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A very warm welcome to the Local Origins Rural Network Community

Wishing everyone a Productive and Peaceful 2015

Welcome to a FREE space for everyone to share with others your interest in growing and eating local food; supporting local producers; learning new skills, modern and traditional; valuing our local natural & historical environment; and working towards creating a more sustainable way of life here in North Argyll. It is free for all to join, there is a simple registration to keep it spam free.

Please show your support for all that Local Origins Rural Network is doing by joining as a member :Community : Affiliate : Enterprise

For Individuals ...

Explore the groups, create new ones, share news, upload photographs, join discussions. A place to share ideas, information, experience, needs and activities with everyone here and most of all enjoy it.

Add any community events (eg gardening, skills, ecology, heritage, fayres, language, cultural, transition, sustainable) you know about*.

For Community Groups ...

Community organisations, who share and support the LORN aims, are invited to use this place to create their own group, put up events, and promote their activities.

In the first place please get in touch to discuss your ideas and how we work : ning@lorn.org.uk

For local businesses ...

Become a LORN Enterprise Member to advertise your business, produce, skills or services in this community*. Visit the LORN website to find out more.


Please invite others who might be interested to join in.

More about LORN

LORN is Local Origins Rural Network and relates to the geographical area of Oban and Lorn in North Argyll & south Lochaber on the West Coast of Scotland, from Loch Craignish to Loch Leven. 

Our over-riding aim is to create a sustainable local community in North Argyll and we will create and take opportunities that arise to achieve this by breaking down the social, environmental and economic issues into achievable activities.  

View our website for more information

Please Support LORN by becoming a member:

Online Member - FREE - join by logging on and using this online network

Community member 2014- for everyone who supports LORN aims

Community Membership benefits 2014

Enterprise membership form 2014 for primary producers and skills businesses.

Enterprise membership benefits 2014 for primary producers and skills businesses.

Affliate membership form 2014 - organisations and businesses who support the LORN aims but not eligible for Enterprise membership.
Affliate membership benefits 2014 - how we can help each other.

Further Information

If what you are looking for is not here, then start it - or ask for it. Let us know if you encounter any problems, we are learning! All offers of help will be gratefully received.

* note: only Full members of LORN can advertise or market their produce, skills or services in this community. Messages breaching this may be edited or deleted, and persistant offenders removed.
*A few groups are also for Enterprise Members only, as a place to develop ideas, and sort out issues affecting businesses.

Donate to LORN

If you would like to support the activities of LORN with a donation, we would be very grateful.

You can do so securely with Paypal by clicking this button.




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General forum topics

Start a conversation on any sustainability topics - growing your own food - caring for our environment, our energy, waste, ethics, community, transition towns / peak oil. Whatever takes your fancy ? Raise a question / give an opinion / share an article ---- If we get a cluster of similar topics we will move them to their own category

1 discussions

Courses, Workshops, Learning

What courses would you like to see organised in the local LORN area ? What is going on, how can we support education in the local area? What courses are going on, that you can share?

2 discussions

Hints, Tips and clever ideas

Many of us have accumulated clever hints in supporting / improving our sustainability, and some of us are finding new ones online, and the likes of facebook, please share them here, with a few words, and we can grow a really useful searchable archive

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A place to discuss topics of local food : growing our own, producing our own, buying our own, selling our own - how can we become more self sufficent as individuals, as communities, as institutions? Questions on growing veggies and raising livestock - importing food - preserving - whatever takes your fancy -

5 discussions

Farming and Crofting

Issues that are affecting our local farmers and crofters. Information - links - discussions.

1 discussions

The groups at the top are the ones with most recent additions.

Please join in the Groups below - find like-minded people, start conversations, ask and answer questions.

New groups are always welcome, especially from local community organisations. This is FREE !

LORN enterprise members : there are important groups to join about activities, promotion, markets, and events - follow the LORN flag.

Only LORN Enterprise members can advertise products and services, but sharing expertise is most welcome from everyone.

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