ABOUT US                                                  

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.

MEETINGS 2019-20:

4th September     A Presentation from Culloden - John Easson & Ewen MacNiven

20th September    Preview - Killearnan Memories Exhibition & Book Launch - Tore Village Hall

21st September    Killearnan Memories Exhibition - Tore Village Hall

4th October          (FRIDAY) The Power of Water - Graham Clark - North Kessock Village Hall

5th October         Exhibition - Killearnan Memories - North Kessock Village Hall

7th October         Walk & Talk - The Power of Water - Graham Clark (booking required)

6th November       AGM  +  members' night

4th December      RAF Catfirth 1918 - Simon Gunn

5th February        Scotland's Corrugated Iron Buildings - Graham Clark

4th March            James Braidwood - Father of the Modern Fire Service - Diana Hamilton--Jones

1st April              Emigrant Ships - Sandy Thomson cancelled

6th May              Bridgescapes - L Bruce Keith cancelled


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 - Feats of Clay exhibition and book launch
  • 2019 - Killearrnan Memories exhibition and book launch





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