Local Origins Rural Network

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

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Carl Farmer posted events
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Theatre events in Appin Hall

See Events for two new additions on 10th May and 20th June. Return of two favourites to Appin Village Hall: Mull Theatre with 'Whisky Galore' and Mike Maran with ' Indian Peter's Coffee House'. Mull Theatre need no introduction as they have…See More
Terry Donovan posted events
Terry Donovan shared their event on Facebook
Terry Donovan shared their event on Twitter
Carl Farmer posted a photo

Orchis mascula

Early Purple Orchids, on cliffs between Ardmaddy and Degnish, 20 Apr 2014. Photo was as close as I could get!
Judith Witts posted a photo

Fritillaria Meleagris

meadow now established
Apr 16
Carl Farmer posted a photo


First Wheatear of the year, spotted by Rob Lightfoot, photo by Carl Farmer, Scammadale, 16 Apr 2014
Apr 16


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Twitter: lorntweets


Our own Website

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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

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

Black Rock Pullets and Bargain equipment sale

Posted by Jill Bowis on February 21, 2014 at 18:36

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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