Update on ‘Making the Muir of Ord Stand Out’ – planters

Our Tesco Bags of Help (www.tesco.com/bags of help) project, ‘Making the Muir of Ord Stand Out’ is now well underway.

Three of our four ‘Muir of Ord’ planters are now on display and in full bloom at the three of the entrance roads into the village.  An ideal site has been identified for the fourth planter which has been approved by Highland Council and has enthusiastic neighbour support.   We are looking at the ground preparation works required to install that planter.  A bench and four whisky barrel planters filled with flowers have been installed at Golf Terrace.

If you have not seen them already, please have a look when you are passing by.  They really are impressive even though we still have some work to do to tidy up the ground around them.  It has taken a lot of work, even to get this far.  Members of our community have volunteered their time to help enhance the look of the village, including children on their school holidays.  We hope that seeing the visible results of your efforts will make you smile and encourage others to get involved.  Although the Gardening Club have led on delivering the project, they are fully occupied with their own regular activities.  Volunteers are required to take care of the ongoing maintenance of feeding, planting and watering.  People are invited to ‘adopt’ a planter, especially if they live close to one.  To those of you who have already offered, thank you.

Special mention goes to Irene MacLeod who has been instrumental in making this project happen, from rallying support to advising on what to buy and planning the floral displays.   Irene’s energy and ideas have been invaluable in keeping up the momentum when we have hit unforeseen delays.  The knowledge and hard work contributed by Roy Cleaver and Eleanor Innes is also much appreciated.

Look out for the Muir of Ord Gardening Club’s updates on Facebook.

This is the planter situated behind the Glen Ord Distillery

Gala Through the Years – Photos Needed

Muir of Ord local history group are working on a gala through the years exhibition that will run through gala week in the Muir Hub. We would like to include photos of gala’s through the years.

It would be great to get photos of the day, Gala queens, floats and activities or any other memorabilia. If you have any please let Hannah know on 01463 870 588 or email hannah.macsween@muiroford.org.uk. All photos can be scanned and given back.


Upcoming Events At The Muir Hub



We are exited to share with you some of our events that we will be holding in the Hub over the summer. We hope you can come along and join us.

Due to a successful application to the Co-op local fund application we are able to provide some of our activities free of charge.

Activities start next week – Have a go at family Yoga, Come along with your little one and learn some relaxing techniques and exercise for the summer holidays or on Thursday we have Laura coming along to show us some sewing techniques to make some cool upcycled bunting for the Gala and even take some home for yourselves, suitable for all.

We are looking forward to being involved in this year’s Gala and have enjoyed working with the Gala and local groups to bring you some fun activities through the week. The local history group are also working on a Gala through the years exhibition which we will be running all through Gala week.

Upcoming Events

Learn to make bunting

Learn how to make bunting for Muir of Ord Gala or for your home.

Bring along any old clothing, ribbon and binding.

Thursday 13th July


Classes are free of charge.


 Yoga—Family session (children above 3)

Join Jen to learn a few techniques to help you through the summer!

Wednesday 12th and Wednesday 19th July


Classes are free of charge but places must be booked.


Yoga for all

Join Jen for some you time

Wednesday 2nd and 9th of August


Classes are free of charge but places must be booked.


Tai Chi

Suitable for all.

Thursdays 10am—11.00am

3rd, 9th and 17th August.

Classes are free of charge but places must be booked


Gala Week Activities


Fit Fella’s taster session

Men Only Over 60’s circuit Class

Tuesday 25th of July



Wonder Women tastier session

Women only Over 60’s Circuit Class

Tuesday 25th of July



 Paint your own pottery with Fiona from The Potter’s House

Tuesday 25th July


Suitable for all ages



Fusion @ The Hub

with Highlife Highland

Multi activities for S1—S6 pupils including cooking, sports, arts and crafts, games and more.

Tuesday 25th July



Baby sensory taster session

Wednesday the 26th of July

10.30am-11.30am – 0-6 months

11.30am-12.30pm – 6-13 months


Gala Cinema Day At The Muir Hub – Wednesday the 26th of July


Start Time  – 9.30am

Tickets – £3

Certificate – U


Start Time  – 11.30am

Tickets £3

Certificate  – U

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Out of the Shadows

Start Time – 2pm

Tickets £3

Certificate – 12A

Places can be booked through the Muir Hub or Amy Tuach


Contacts for The Muir Hub

The Muir Hub Office – 01463 870 588 or email info@muiroford.org.uk.



Volunteer at The Muir Hub

Muir Hub are now looking for some volunteers to help with certain tasks to help with the day to day running of the Hub.

Could you help in the office, welcome people, help develop and support our retail area, assist with events?

We are looking for people that could volunteer for a couple of hours a week.

There are 2 role descriptions. Please click on the link for more details about the roles and what they involve.

Volunteer Role Description – Admin

Volunteer Role Description – Meeters and Greeters

If you would like to apply for a volunteer role please fill in the below application form and return this to Hannah MacSween by email hannah.macsween@muiroford.org.uk or return to The Muir Hub.

Volunteer Application Form MOOHFC

For more information or to chat through these opportunities please contact Hannah on 01463 870 588 or info@muiroford.org.uk

Volunteering poster