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.
6th October - Inverness Past & Present - Maureen Kenyon & Norman Newton
3rd November - AGM & Collections & Saving Researches - Fiona Macleod, Highland Archive Centre
1st December - The Story Quilt - Lizzie McDougall, artist and traditional storyteller
2nd February - 200 Years of Black Isle Farmers - Alasdair Cameron
2nd March - 'Rosemarkie Connections' - Freda Bassindale
6th April - The Kirkmichael Trust - Dr Jim Mackay
4th May - The Rose Street Foundry & its Mosaics - Eileen MacAskill
End of May Field Trip - to be confirmed
Meetings are held on the first Thursday 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