The Sunart Centre / Àrainn Shuaineirt

The Sunart Centre

Address:  Strontian PH36 4JA
Tel:  01397 709228    Fax:  01397 709227


Centre Manager: Eoghan Carmichael

Sharing the building and facilities of Ardnamurchan High School, and set in the heart of the Gaidhealtachd, community interest in and ownership of The Sunart Centre is embodied by Àrainn Shuaineirt, a constituted community organisation with membership open to everyone living in the area. The centre is managed by the Àrainn Shuaineirt Management Committee, with representation from each of the five Community Council areas within the school catchment area. This committee advises The Highland Council on how it would like the centre run, and also develops initiatives of its own based on the centre’s activities.

Key Features:

  • A year-round programme of the performing and visual arts, with concerts and theatre from internationally recognised companies and artistes.
  • Conferencing facilities including 200 seat theatre with full screen and presentation capabilities and smaller rooms for meetings and workshops.
  • Lifelong learning opportunities through Higher and Further Education and vocational and recreational evening classes in partnership with Lochaber College.
  • A Youth Development Programme, focusing on encouraging access to and use of all the facilities outside school hours for the 8-18 year age range
  • Access by the community and commercial users to a wide range of sporting facilities, including:
    • Eight station Fitness Suite (upgraded in 2010)
    • Games Hall with three full-sized badminton courts and equipment for many sporting activities
    • Fantastic all-weather full sized football pitch complete with full floodlighting.
    • Grass shinty pitch