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SOUTH LOCH NESS HERITAGE GROUP
Summer Trip to Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway Museum
Saturday 18 September

further details contact Bon Main 01456486317

This event has unfortunately been cancelled

SOUTH LOCH NESS HERITAGE GROUP
7.30pm, Wednesday 22nd September, Stratherrick Hall
Inverness Klondikers in the Yukon, 1898: four adventurers and an eccentric Free Church minister
A talk by NORMAN NEWTON
Normans will relate the story of their experiences and actions in getting to Skagway, Alaska, their perilous trip up to the goldfields of the Klondike and the rewards if any they achieved there. The Eccentric Free Church minister was from Stratherrick
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Norman’s presentation will be preceded by a short AGM.

Due to Covid, for this event at Stratherrick Hall the wearing of masks will be compulsory for everyone, no exceptions during the period you are in the building. This is for the protection of yourself and others attendees of the event. Sanitizer will be provided and list of Attendees for track and trace will be taken . Dress warmly as hall window may be open to give ventilation. This event will be hopefully broadcast simultaneously on Zoom. If you are interested on viewing on this platform contact Alister Chisholm alister.chisholm@btinternet.com

South Loch Ness Heritage Group after a gap in 2020 have produced this year their calendar, Boleskine and Dores Calendar 2021. Featuring pictures around our area of bygone times. On Sale now cost £12, Ideal Xmas present . Contact Alister Chisholm 01463715713

Burnett/Stoddart

I congratulate you on your website & the wonderful historic work you are undertaking.  I have been to the area on 2 occasions: in 1995 and again last August.

A couple of locals seemed to think that at one time there was a baker named Burnett in the area.

On this visit I specifically looked for where the farming properties may have been where my 4Xg grandfather Alexander Burnett and his family farmed:  Ballangan (farm area at time of death),‘Ballichirnock’ (1861 census- 40 acres),and Culduthel (where he died).  From my search I’m inclined to think that the first 2 places were near Fargaig, and Culduthel further north towards Inverness.  Also on the Linton gravestone Leadolurs.

All these 3 families originated in the Borders: Ettrick, Yarrow, Selkirk, and Ashkirk areas. By 1830 Alexander Burnett (& Helen Stoddart & young family) was a shepherd in the Loch Broom area. Continue reading