Local Origins Rural Network

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

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NFUS meeting CAP system 2015 and greening measures at Corran Halls, Oban

November 14, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
CAP Reform – Making It WorkScotland’s big Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) decisions have been made, and in 2015 Scotland will move to a new CAP system with support payments allocated to land type. Scotland will also have implemented new greening…See More
Jill Bowis posted a blog post

free online film on GMO food - last day

“The Future of Food”—GMOs, Gene Patenting, and the Corporatization of Our Food Supplysure it will be food for thought !…See More
Jill Bowis shared Carl Farmer's event on Facebook
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Carl Farmer posted an event

Workshop on ecosystem services for Marine Protected Areas at "Natural history talk"

October 14, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Illustrated talk by Laken-Louise Hives.  Tea and biscuits after the talk.  Free to LNHG members, £2 to non-members or join at the door.See More
Oct 10
Sallie Jack might attend Carl Farmer's event

Fungus Foray at Fearnoch Forestry Commission car park

October 18, 2014 from 11:30am to 3pm
Visit to record fungi in Fearnoch and surrounding area, led by Dick Peebles.  We are interested in all fungi, not just edibles, however Dick and others present do have a great knowledge of the edible and other properties of fungi which they are more…See More
Oct 10
Sallie Jack is attending Carl Farmer's event

LNHG Waxcap Wander at Lismore. Meet at Port Appin ferry.

October 15, 2014 from 10am to 3pm
Our sixth annual Waxcap Wander, looking at waxcaps, fairy clubs, earthtongues and other fungi of unimproved grasslands, a habitat that is fast disappearing across Europe but is still plentiful in Argyll. This year's wander will be on the Lismore…See More
Oct 10

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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 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

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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?

1 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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