Clyne Heritage Society

Clyne Heritage Society

Lectures 2019-20

During the winter months the Society organises evening lectures, which are usually held in the Brora Community Centre at the rear of Brora Primary School, unless otherwise advised. All talks begin at 7.30pm and most are held on a Thursday. Lectures are open to all and there is usually a raffle (donations always welcome) - refreshments and admission are free. Anyone wishing to join the Society will be made particularly welcome. Information on the Society's activities can be found here or on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Click any title below for more information about that lecture.
  • October 17th, 2019 – Bridgescapes: a personal journey through history
    Bruce Keth - Surveyor & Environmentalist, Peterborough (originally Dores)
    Bruce's interest in bridges stems from his childhood, spending his formative years in the Inverness area, where his father was the Bridge Engineer with Inverness County Council.
    Bruce started his professional career working on several Perthshire and Aberdeenshire estates and in Edinburgh with the Department of Agriculture. He moved to England in 1996 as Chief Surveyor with English Nature, but kept his Scottish connections, retiring five years ago as Head of Property at SSE.
    His passion for Scottish history, geography and landscape is a recurring theme, captured in his book "Bridgescapes". In addition to completing his book, Bruce has spent his retirement as an ambassador for the sustainable use of water resources globally and, as President of his professional institution (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)), has travelled extensively from New Zealand to Finland, via Africa. This has left little time for golf which, he says, is evidenced by his handicap!
  • November 21st, 2019 – The First World War in 100 items - almost
    Katherine de Jonckheere - Retired head teacher, Dornoch
  • February 20th, 2020 – Childhood Memories: the Highland Museum of Childhood
    Alison Boyle - Curator & Manager, Highland Museum of Childhood, Strathpeffer
  • March 19th, 2020 – The Brora Beach Huts and their owners
    Morag Sutherland & Ellen Lindsay - Clyne Heritage Society
  • April 16th, 2020 – Kirkmichael Church: Back from the Brink of Destruction
    Dr Jim Mackay - Chairman, Kirkmichael Trust, Black Isle
  • May 21st, 2020 – Characters who made Brora: A Selection
    Nick Lindsay - Clyne Heritage Society
  • June 18th, 2020 – Open Night
    A selection of the Society's new archives on display
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