Day tickets are available for this year's Scottish Working Party on the wonderful green island of Lismore. Do come and join us!
Different activities are planned each day, a basic plan is outlined below and we will be updating this in the coming days with more detailed information.
Unfortunatly the residential options are now sold out.
The following is a guide to planned activities and events, these are subject to change, but aree provided to give a flavour of what works we have planned. Working days on site are 9am - 5pm.
Thursday 23rd - Lime burning, kiln building, wall repairs to B listed limekiln.
Friday 24th - Visit to Lismore Church and maintenance day. Lime pointing continues.
Saturday 25th - Lime burning trials, wall repairs, public open afternoon on site. Evening lecture by the local history society.
Sunday 26th - Continued work on site to complete repointing & wall building. Local walks to visit other lime kilns.
Basic safety equipment (eye protection, face masks, gloves, hi-vis) will be supplied on site but each volunteer must dress appropriately, supplying their own overalls and safety boots with steel toe cap and cleated sole (type S3 in accordance with EN ISO 20345:2004).
If you are accepted onto the Working Party, we will send you a separate list of useful equipment to bring with you.
Travel to Lismore
The island is accessed via two ferries:
Oban - Achnacreish (Lismore) - 60 minutes - car & passenger ferry operated by CalMac Ferries. Details and prices available on their website
Port Appin - Port Ramsay (Lismore) - 10-15 minutes - foot passengers only. Car park available behind the Pierhouse pub (free). Details and prices available on the website. Summer timetable will differ. Cash / cheque only.
Cars: We would encourage visitors to leave cars on the mainland, and to use the Port Appin foot ferry. The site is a short walk (15 mins) over the hill to the west side of the island from the ferry terminal. Lifts can be arranged from the ferry terminal or from the site to the camping site & bunk barns.
Public Transport: There is no public transport on the island. Trains run nationally to Oban, from where you can get the ferry to Lismore. There is a bus service from Oban to Port Appin run by West Coast Motors, service 5/405.
Cycling: Lismore is the perfect island for cycling - please feel free to bring your bike with you for ease of transport! All roads are single track, so please be considerate and let others pass. Bikes can be taken on both ferries.
Pets: Bringing dogs onto the island is discouraged - it is something of a bird and wildlife haven, please respect this where possible.
If you have any further questions please contact SPAB Scotland Officer Lucy Stewart via firstname.lastname@example.org
As long as there is space on the event, we usually allow you to book for both yourself and a guest. When completing the booking form, you will be asked to select the number of people and put in your own details on the first page, then to put in your second person's details on the next page. The event fee shown on each of these pages is for the individual person - you will be shown the total amount due once you get to the summary page.
About SPAB Scotland
Members of the SPAB living and working in Scotland decided to form their own semi-autonomous group in 1995. Scotland has its own building traditions, architectural language and property laws, all of which are best dealt with locally. All members of the SPAB residing in Scotland are automatically members of SPAB Scotland.
Booking Terms & Conditions
Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.