Coronavirus Update


The Coronavirus situation means that we have to put the safety of our members and speakers first and to this end, in line with Government advice, we have cancelled our programme of 'live'meetings until we receive further advice that it is safe to hold such events again.


In the meantime a programme of 'Zoomed' talks is in progress.


Monday, October 12th. Getting to grips with Zoom

Monday, November 9th. Anne MacInnes, The Conan Stone. The story of a uniquely significant Pictish stone found at Logie Wester, near Conon Bridge, and its journey to Dingwall Museum.

Monday, December 14th. Norman Newton, Culloden House. Norman is going to tell the story of the Forbes family and the connection with Bonnie Prince Charlie. Norman will be sharing new material which will throw 'a bit of a new slant on the history of the house.'

Monday, January 11th. Ken Wilson (retired Civil Engineer), The Kessock and Cromarty Bridges. Ken was the resident engineer during the building of the bridges which have had a tremendous impact on the social and economic life of the Black Isle.

Monday, February 8th. Anne Fraser, The Mystery of The Lion Tamer of Inverness. Using her skills as the Family Historian at the Inverness Archive Centre Anne tells the story of the search for The Lion Tamer of Inverness and his family. A fascinating insight into the variety of tools that can be used to research a family history. 

Monday, March 8th. Dr Jim Mackay, The HLI Route March across Ross and Cromarty, 1908. A journey that ended in Fortrose.

Monday, April 12th. Nick Hide, More Davidson Connections with The Black Isle and surrounding districts.

May 2021, A Guided Tour of the Royal Burghs of Moray with Dr John Barrett  

Postponed  to May 2022                                                    


Monday, May 9th., 2022 Dr John Barrett, The Making of the Scottish Landscape. Moray's Regular Revolution.


Members will be informed of these meetings via our Newsletter and can register via the Feedback facility on this website. Non members can register for links to these talks if they provide their name and email address via Feedback.




Don't forget to check the Links page on our website for news about other local History Groups in North Kessock and Cromarty



The History Group's first publication

A Century of Shopping along Fortrose and Rosemarkie High Streets

is still available, price £6, from shops in Fortrose and Rosemarkie


Picaresque Books (Dingwall)

The last copies of 

Dr William Maclean: A Forgotten Black Isle Antiquary

are also available from Picaresque Books






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