Local Origins Rural Network

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

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David Donachie joined Jill Bowis's group

Lorn Family History Group

Anyone interested in their genealogy?Anyone interested in local history?This group is for you whether your family come from Oban, Oxford or Ontario.All welcome - from seasoned genealogist to complete beginnersSee More
David Donachie might attend Liz Gaffney's event

Weave Share Day May at Dalmally Railway Station -Heartfelt Studio

May 29, 2014 all day
This will be the last weaveshare day for the summer months so don't miss it. What is weaveshare? it is a day of sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for the fibre related  craft of weaving.It is not a tutor led workshop but a merging of know how and a…See More
David Donachie posted photos
Jill Bowis posted events
Carl Farmer posted events
Andy & Anna posted an event

Polytunnels Open Day - Lorn Organic Growers at 2 miles up Glen Lonan road from Taynuilt at the old Highland Heathers site

August 30, 2014 from 11am to 3pm
Come and see how 2 empty polytunnels have been transformed into productive vegetable gardens.Plants, vegetables and baking available in exchange for donations!Free admission, plenty of parking.See More
Jill Bowis updated an event

100th LORN Community Producers Market at Kintaline Farm, Benderloch, PA37 1QS

August 21, 2014 from 10am to 3pm
Come and join us at the LORN Community Producers Market, held on a working farm, to savour the best of local food, crafts and skills.  Our thriving market is family fun, always full of laughter, lots to see and plenty to eat. We cater for locals and…See More
Aug 19
Carl Farmer posted an event

LNHG/NTS Glencoe Field Trip at Glencoe

August 26, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
Midweek field trip with Dan Watson, ecologist at NTS Glencoe.  Meet at Glencoe NTS visitor centre which is about a mile south of Glencoe village on the right of the A82 (as you go south).  We will be pottering about in the alder woods along the…See More
Aug 18


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A very warm welcome to the Local Origins Rural Network Community

Welcome to a FREE space for everyone to share with others your interest in growing and eating locally produced food, supporting local 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, start conversations, upload photographs, join discussions, share ideas, information, experience, needs and activities with everyone here and most of all enjoy it.

Add any community events (eg gardening, skills, ecology, history, 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 2013- for everyone who supports LORN aims

Community Membership benefits 2013

Enterprise membership form 2013 for primary producers and skills businesses.

Enterprise membership benefits 2013 for primary producers and skills businesses.

Affliate membership form 2013 - organisations and businesses who support the LORN aims but not eligible for Enterprise membership.
Affliate membership benefits 2013 - 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.

How these communities can work

This Community Network is relatively new, if you want to see how well these communities can work take a look at successful ones :

ooooby ~ Hyperlocavore ~ Living History

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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Blog Posts

Oban Perfect Film

Posted by Jill Bowis on April 29, 2014 at 16:16 — 1 Comment

Theatre events in Appin Hall

Posted by Terry Donovan on April 22, 2014 at 9:51

Kefir to give away

Posted by Mairi Stones on March 15, 2014 at 20:17

Streetbank - Let's Get Sharing

Posted by Mairi Stones on March 8, 2014 at 17:31 — 1 Comment

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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