Coronavirus Update


Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation this year's programme of  talks (2022-2023) will continue to be 'zoomed'.

Talks will begin at 7.30 pm.

Members will be sent details of the Link, Meeting ID and Password before an event.

Monday September 12th: Annual General Meeting

Monday October 10th: Michael Gallon, ‘The French Connection to Hidden Treasure in Fortrose’.

Mike will share his 40 years of metal detecting experience in the Highlands including his search for buried treasure in Fortrose.

Monday November 14th: Dr Daisy Cunynghame, ‘Remote and Rural Remedies’.

Dr Daisy Cunynghame, Heritage Manager at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, will explore medicine in the Highlands over the last 600 years.

Monday December 12th: David Rendell, Meet Mrs Bean, Postmistress of Fortrose’

Dave will use information gathered from the Trade Directories to help us understand the processes of continuity and change at work in small, rural, Victorian communities.

Monday January 9th: Glen MacDonald, ‘Monkstadt House’ 

On behalf of the Clan Donald and the 1715 Association Glen has researched the role played by Monkstadt House, Skye, in Bonnie Prince Charlies’ escape from Scotland after the Battle of Culloden. Glen has delved into the history of the clan from its origins at Glentulm castle to the magnificent Monkstadt House, its decline and ruin plus its rebirth after much conservation to a commercial enterprise.

Monday February 13th: Richard Littlewood, ‘Tain’s Architectural History’

Tain originally gained fame as a centre of medieval pilgrimage, attracting worhippers from across Scotland and beyond.To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Tain Civic Trust Richard has created a virtual tour of the town's unique collection of historic buildings, highlighting the three Grade A Listed Buildings (the Collegiate Church, the Sheriff Court and the Tolbooth) and the work of the Highland Architects Alexander Stronach, Andrew Maitland, James Smith and Alexander Ross.

Monday March 13th: Mark Hatton, ‘Old Scottish Gravestones and their Symbols’                                                                     

Mark Hatton will take us through the history of the symbols found on old gravestones. He has studied the chronological and geographical development of gravestones across Southern Scotland and Northern England and put them into their historical context so as to fully understand the meaning and significance of the symbols to the dead and their grieving relatives.Mark is currently exploring the graveyards and cemeteries in the Highlands.

Monday April 10th: Glen MacDonald, 'The death of Young Glengarry'

An interesting and unusual event in Falkirk in January 1746 and its subsequent ramifications for the Jacobite cause.

Monday May 8th: Jacquie Aitken, 'John Ross: A Pioneering Missionary from Easter Ross'
The inspiring story of John Ross who travelled half-way around the world in the 19th century and founded the Christian Church in Northeast China, and was the first person to translate the Bible into Korean. After nearly forty years in the mission field John Ross returned to his childhood home by the shores of Balintore on the Seaboard. This multifaceted research project culminated in a local visitor centre in Balintore, dedicated to John Ross, opened in May 2022.






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