North Kessock & District Local History Society is a charitable organisation (SC035034), established in 2002. We try to tell the story of our community through monthly meetings, exhibitions, booklets, our website and a newsletter which is distributed to all our members during the summer break.
24th August - Launch of Feats of Clay book - 12.30-2pm Reading Room, Inverness Library
4th October - Feats of Clay - talk, displays, film, book launch - 7.30 to 9.30pm, North Kessock Village Hall
1st November - AGM + Voices from the Past
6th December - Rosehaugh, a house of its time - Magdalene Maclean
7th February - Harry Gow & Norman Newton - a joint presentation
7th March - Miss Yule of Tarradale - Eric Grant
4th April - Rock Art - to be confirmed
2nd May - The life & work of Josephine Tey - Jennifer Morag Henderson
End of May Field Trip - to be confirmed
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month September to May in the Bowling Club, Ferry Brae, North Kessock IV1 3YH at 7.30 pm usually with talks on topics of interest followed by tea and a chat. We welcome any ideas for new topics and activities.
At present the Annual Membership fee is £5 with a meeting charge (£1 for members and £2 for non-members) to help with venue and refreshment costs. All welcome.
Picture Gallery: click on small images to view a larger version.
We organise Field Trips in June to extend our boundaries a bit. In 2004 we followed the Pictish Trail, 2006 we visited The Highland Folk Museum and in 2008 we explored Thomas Telford’s fishing village of Ullapool. In 2009 we visited Tain, Dornoch and the old church at Edderton.
As well as our awareness raising event we have mounted four very successful exhibitions:
- 2003 – Down Memory Lane ~ an awareness raising event
- 2005 – Redcastle, Charleston and Kilmuir ~ the story of 3 villages
- 2007 – A Celebration of the Kessock Ferries
- 2009 - Changing Fortunes at North Kessock & Craigton
- 2011 - Killearnan Memories
- 2013 - Crafting Day
- 2014 - Feats of Clay exhibition
- 2016 - The Kessock Ferry
- 2018 - to be confirmed