The committee of Clyne Heritage Society meets monthly to discuss all projects, activities and relevant matters. Ongoing activities in which the general membership, or indeed, anyone, can become involved are shown below (click on any title for more information).
Come and join in with Clyne Heritage Society's latest community archaeological excavation of three iron age hut circles at Aultcraggie. The dig promises to be another exciting one, adding to our historical knowledge of the Clyne area of Brora.
This project involves vegetation clearance and general tidying of our beautiful historic, disused graveyard on the first Sunday of each month from March to June. Times are approximate but usually from about 11am to 12.30pm. Volunteers are always welcome.
The archaeological excavation of the 18th Century inn and other building remains at Wilkhouse, Kintradwell, around 3 miles to the north of Brora, hosted by us in partnership with the University of Glasgow and Guard Archaeology Ltd.
In 2009 the Society undertook a rescue archaeological excavation on the site of the ruins of the Smiddy's house at Kilfeddermore, in Strath Brora, which was beginning to be completely eroded away by the River Brora.
Machinery salvage project. This took place as a result of the Society discovering many old machines from the former woollen mill in the building which was being demolished, following the building of new premises on the southern outskirts of Brora.
On the first Thursday of each month, we meet in the Brora Public Library to catalogue the Society’s possessions.
We need your materials! The Society welcomes any information, artefacts, photographs or documents regarding the parish for its growing archive collection. It also welcomes enquiries and endeavours to respond to all contact promptly and helpfully.
We actively support the Friends of Clyne War Memorial Association. More about their work can be found HERE.
Other activities and projects which the Society has been involved over the years have included:
Brora Heritage Centre exhibitions
Annual Summer exhibitions in Brora Library
Annual Winter series of lectures
Outreach work – liaising with local schools
Annual Open Nights – informal displays of Society material
Research into nationally held archive material
Family history research
Oral history project
Partnership working with other local heritage and archaeology groups, Highland Council, Historic Scotland, POSH, Shorewatch, Moray Firth Partnership.