Clyne Heritage Society

Clyne Heritage Society

Lectures 2017-18

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.

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  • October 19th, 2017 – Lest We Forget
    Morag Sutherland and Ellen Lindsay - Brora.
    Stories behind the Clyne War Memorial Great War names - part 2. Morag Sutherland has long had a keen interest in what she calls her ‘Brora Boys’, the men from Clyne Parish who fell during the Great War of 1914-18. She has compiled dossiers on all her ‘boys’ and has visited many of their final resting places or their memorials (where no known grave exists) in Belgium and France on her many trips to Flanders Fields.

    Ellen, a professional genealogist who has joined forces with Morag, has brought her expertise to the project in finding a great deal more background information about the men. This fascinating and heart-wrenching talk is a continuation of their first talk in 2014.
  • November 16th, 2017 – The Wilkhouse Excavations of May 2017
    Warren Baillie and Donald Adamson - Archaeologists, GUARD Archaeology Ltd
  • February 15th, 2018 – A survey of a Multi-period Settlement
    Roland Spencer-Jones - Chairman, North of Scotland Archaeology Society - Strathpeffer
    Urchany, near Beauly, from the Bronze Age to 1871.
  • March 15th, 2018 (AGM) – The River Brora, from its Source to the Sea
    Elis Paterson - Free Church Minister - Golspie
  • April 19th, 2018 – The History of Highland Hospitals
    Jim Leslie - History of Highland's Hospitals Project - Avoch
  • May 17th, 2018 – The Photographic Archives
    Dr Nick Lindsay - Clyne Heritage Society.
    An illustrated presentation by Nick Lindsay of a selection of the Society's archive photographs.
  • June 21st, 2018 – Open Night
    A selection of the Society's new archives on display.
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Previous lectures have included: Drove roads, Sciberscross, Art & Landscapes, Land Boundaries, Volunteer Troops, Crofting, The Western Front, Kilfeddermore, Brora Golf Club, Melvilles in Clyne, Historic Landscapes of Sutherland, Clearance of Strathbrora, Secret Sutherland and Patrick Sellar.

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