Learning at the Macphail

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Find Out What Makes

The Geology Special in

The Northwest Highland GEOpark

Self-study courses aimed at SQA Intermediate 2 and Higher Level Geology with tutor, Peter Harrison.

Learning Materials sent out immediately on enrolment.

The course will provide basic knowledge of geology and the opportunity to apply that knowledge to understand what has happened to form the Northwest Highland Geopark area.  The unit topics are:- Rocks and Minerals; Earth Physics and Earth Movements; Earth History. The course includes 4 indoor learning days and 2 field days. Students are certainly welcome to join even if they cannot make all 6 days, options include:

* Full 6 day course at £50

* 2 day taster session (21st - 22nd Oct, including one indoor session looking at rocks and minerals and one field day) £17

* 4 day option for those with some previous experience £34 (3 indoor sessions and 1 field day)

 

Any questions can be directed to Peter Harrison on 01854 612568 or to book a place contact the Macphail Centre on 01854 613336 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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Stephen Keeler

Creative Writing Classes Spring 2018

 

9 week evening course in response writing where you use examples from favourite authors to help you improve your writing skills. This is for poetry-lovers, those who enjoy nature writing and fans of crime fiction and anyone else looking to improve their writing, and do more of it.

Starts Tuesday 23rd January  7PM - 9:30PM

Course costs: £55 or £50 concession.

 

Five Saturday Workshops

Week 1 How To Read A Poem - 27th January 2018

Week 2 Write A Poem For Valentine's Day - 3rd February 2018

Week 3 Getting Started With Your Autobiography - 24th February 2018

Week 4 Improve Your Travel Writing - 10th March 2018

Week 5 Improve Your Nature Writing - 24th March 2018

All workshops start promptly at 09:45 and end at 16:30. Study materials, tea, coffee, light refreshments and delicious sandwich lunch are provided. Sessions are activity-based, with reading and tutor feedback.

Workshops will only run with a minimum of 9 participants (max. 12)

Costs: £50 per participant per workshop, reduced to £40 each if booking three workshops, and further reduced to £30 each if booking all five.

Contact the Macphail Centre on 01854 613336 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information or bookings.

 

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  Patchwork and Quilting

Drop-in sessions

 

Wednesdays 10AM to 1PM

Sessions will recommence 20th September 2017

(Course students can continue to work on their quilts with tutor support.)

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Iyengar Yoga 2017

Vitality  Flexibility  Strength  Improved posture  Concentration  Self-confidence  A sense of well being

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Wednesdays at the Macphail Centre

*2pm Introductory   * 4pm Mixed Ability   * 7.30pm Intermediate

NEXT BLOCK is 8 WEEKS

25 October

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November

6, 13 December 

The fee is £40 for the block or £7 per session and should be PAID IN ADVANCE,

either cash or a cheque made payable to ‘THE HIGHLAND COUNCIL’ to the Macphail Office.

If you have or develop any of the following conditions please contact your Yoga Teacher Martin Hall on  01571 855360 or www.gorrell.co.uk

Hypertension (high blood pressure) / conditions associated with heart disease / cancer or benign tumours / epilepsy (including petit mal) / diabetes / Menieres disease / detached retina / AIDS / MS (Multiple Sclerosis) / ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) / recent post-operative conditions, pregnancy. Please tell Martin if you have any other medical conditions or ailments/injuries.

Yoga therapy is not undertaken in any of the classes, and none of the teaching should be construed as yoga therapy.

 

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Hatha Yoga with Alice Mikietyn

Wednesdays 9:30AM - 11AM & Fridays 9:30AM - 11AM 

(During school term times only)

 

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Pilates

with Helen Acreman

Thursdays 3-4PM and 4:30-5:30PM

8 week block (£50)

(Booking essential)

 

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Ullapool Community Choir

 with Sot Otter

Every Thursday 7 - 8 pm     

Cost £4 - pay as you go

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Tai Chi  with Marie-Pierre Claret

Mondays during term time

6-7PM  Beginners 24 steps class                   7- 8PM  Beginners Wudang Taiji

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Qi Gong - Shibashi with Marie-Pierre Claret

 

Tuesdays during term time

 

5:30 - 6:30PM

 

 

 

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BIIAB Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders Refresher

COST: £85. 

NEW DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

This course is suitable for anyone that holds a personal licence under alcohol licensing legislation,

who needs to complete their 5 year refresher training. 

Please note bookings must be made at least one week in advance of the course date

as course material must be sent out in advance.  Minimum number required � 6.

 BIIAB Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders

COST: £160

NEW DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

A qualification that will enable people to apply for a personal licence

under alcohol licensing legislation. 

Please note bookings must be made at least one week in advance of the course date

as course material must be sent out in advance. 

Minimum number required - 5. 

BOTH COURSES WILL BE HELD AT THE MACPHAIL CENTRE, ULLAPOOL

TO BOOK PLEASE CONTACT

Liz Taylor t: 01599 511277           or 07833 617462     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 First Aid

One Day Emergency & 3 Day Courses available at the Macphail Centre and outwith Ullapool.

Trainer will tailor courses to organisations' needs.

Contact us at the Macphail Centre if you would like to arrange a course for your organisation or want an individual place

Tel : 01854 613336 of Email :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.m

 

 

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BUSINESSES AND ORGANISATIONS!

We can arrange the following certificated courses locally at the Macphail Centre

BIIAB Food & Food Processing * REHIS Food Hygiene * HACCP and Hazard Analysis

* REHIS Health and Safety and Infection Control * SQA Alcohol On Sales & Off Sales

* BIIAB  Personal Licence * WSET Wines * Seafish Qualifications * First Aid

In house training also available

Contact Chris or Fran 01854 613336 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.m

 

If you want to find out more or have a suggestion for a class/workshop please give us a ring 01854 613336 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Macphail Centre, Mill Street, Ullapool, IV26 2UN, 01854 613336. macphailcentre@highlifehighland.com

The Macphail Centre is overseen by the Macphail management committee and

receives support from High Life Highland and Creative Scotland

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