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.
5th September The Campaign for Women's Sufrage in Ross & Cromarty, Susan Kruse
3rd October Do You Remember This? (60 years of change and events), Ross Martin
7th November AGM + to be confirmed
5th December The Yankee Mining Squadron 1918, Richard Jenner
6th February The Rosemarkie Cave Project, Simon Gunn
6th March Killearnan Memories Revisited, Graham & Linda Clark
3rd April The Victorian Market, Norman Newton
1st May Invergordon in World War I, Caroline Samsin
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.
Our 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