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Fun and educational activities for childrens’ school holidays at our popular
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Get involved and help support our valuable work, either as a financial supporter or as someone with traditional skills to pass on to the next generation more…

Use our space for your meeting or event in an inspiring rural location close to Nevis Range Mountain Chairlift. Forest walks, bike hire and cafe nearby more…

Evening courses and lectures for adults are held during the autumn / winter. Topics include cookery / crafts / local history / country life / wildlife  more…

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Rural skills projects with schools during term e.g. “seed to supper” more…


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The Lochaber Rural Education Trust (LRET) is a unique facility offering education and recreation to children and adults in Lochaber.

The Centre is located in a stunning position, at the foot of the Ben Nevis surrounded by breath taking scenery.

Helping to run the centre are a great group of volunteers from the local community, who believe in preserving the heritage and culture of the area.

The Education Centre provides education, training and opportunities for those who are interested in rural life and history.

The aim of the Trust is to develop the area to provide facilities which do not exist elsewhere in Lochaber, for the benefit of people of all ages and abilities.

We are a fabulous resource having a fully equipped classroom and an additional meeting room with a capacity for over 30 students of all age ranges. A fully equipped kitchen, toilets and reception area are also available. Why not consider renting our facility for a conference, training or a private party.

If you would like to visit for a look around or would like some further information please contact us

Hello and Welcome to the
Lochaber Rural Education Trust
Failte gu Loch Abair Duthchail Foghlum Urras

2021 Coronavirus Update
Due to the Covid restrictions, we have not been able to operate from March 2020 and we still cannot take Schools in to do projects.  The Covid Pandemic has had a huge impact on everyone.  We have opened up the Centre as a Pop Up Tearoom, open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10.30am to 3.30pm and we are delighted to have Cathy Ann MacLachlan as our Baker. The Tearoom is cash only. Poster Here

We have a super exhibition on at the moment showing pictures and news articles of Lochaber Show, Ben Nevis Auction Mart, Great Glen Sheep Dog Trials and the opening of the New Auction Mart. Well worth a visit and it will bring back many happy memories.  The exhibition is open Thursday to Saturday from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

The gardens and animals have been looked after during lockdown by our fantastic volunteers – our thanks to them all.

Download and print our 2021
tea-room poster by clicking below