Tain & Easter Ross Civic Trust has been organising projects, events, exhibitions, talks and historic research into the local area over four decades. In the early days of the Trust, it played a vital role in saving and developing the old Tain Royal Academy. Duthac House has until recently played a valued role looking after the older members of our community and the Trust is advocating new uses for the building. Additionally the Trust played an important role in assisting in the construction of a replica Cadboll stone.
The Tain & Easter Ross Civic Trust organises visits for members to a wide variety of important buildings in the wider area. Examples of visits include:
Castles – Balnagown, Dunrobin, Girnigoe and Eilean Donan
Houses – Geanies, Cromarty and Tarradale
Other visits have been made to Groam House Museum, Clynelish Distillery and the “Telford” Church in Plockton. On many occasions, the owners have been out visitor guides, The Earl of Caithness at Girnigoe and Lord Strathnaver at Dunrobin.
Additionally, the Trust organises talks by authoritative experts, exhibitions and competitions where everyone is welcome to participate.
In 2018, we organised a very successful visit to Darnaway Castle and Tornagrain New Town, hosted by the Earl of Moray. In 2019, the Earl of Moray made a visit to Tain to view the Collegiate Church which has many associtians with his ancestors. Also, the Civic Trust organised a sixteenth century music concert in the Collegiate Church.