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Loch Ness heritage group letters

gun club bookFrom Glass to Clay and Lead to Steel a History of Stratherrick Gun Club  a new book written by Margaret Fraser  Knockcarroch  Whitebridge detailing the local  gun club in its various guises through the years from it inception in eighteen seventies as the Stratherrick Glass Ball to the present day as the Stratherrick Clay Target Club . The Book can be purchased directly from Margaret 01456486372   cost £7 + P& P where applicable

Regrettably the Boleskine Bulletin  last ever issue after 17 years was Winter 2014. The Heritage Group was approached by committee  of the Bulletin, with a view to having all the issues available to the public on the internet . We were delighted to accommodate this request.   You can access them  through the Library tab  in a section called Boleskine Bulletin .

Before Anne Fraser gave her talk to the Heritage Group on 24th March, John Townshend chaired a brief AGM of the Wade Bridge Trust.   Directors John Townshend, Bob Main and David Murray resigned and were re-elected.   Current assets of the Trust were £10,264.25, and the meeting accepted the accounts.   A major flood in November 2014 had taken a few cobbles from the bridge’s NW abutment, but grouting done in 2010 as ‘first aid’ saved the bridge from serious damage.   It is hoped that further necessary work costed in 2010 at £250,000 can be carried out in stages once funding has been obtained.   Fuller details can be found at https://southlochnessheritage.co.uk/wade-bridge-at-whitebridge/

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Lessons by Loch Ness written by Anne Fraser ,   is a study of the three hundred year history of schools on the south side of Loch Ness. This book traces the story behind educational provision in the area from its earliest beginnings through to modern day. It examines influences that shaped progression of the educational agenda and demonstrates how establishment of schools was inextricably linked with the role of local landowners and influence of the Church.But above all, this is a study of people. Detailed research has been carried out to trace those individuals who taught at each of the schools in the area.   This research has been done from a genealogical perspective, which is inevitable, given the author’s background.

Anne Fraser was brought up in Scaniport where her ancestors lived from the 1820s. Anne was educated at Aldourie School and Inverness Royal Academy before subsequently qualifying as a genealogist through Dundee University. She is employed as Family Historian by High Life Highland where her role includes research and compilation of Family Trees for members of the public.

The book will be available to purchase locally for £12.50 at  Camerons Tea shop at Foyers , Whitebridge Hotel  and the Archive Centre,  Inverness.   There is also a website associated with the book  http://lessonsbylochness.com/