South Loch Ness

Loch Ness bookIn 2010 the South Loch Ness Heritage Group has produced a  44 page booklet covering the south side of Loch Ness from Dores to Whitebridge. The contents include Wildlife & Nature, Peoples Past, The Coming of the Kirk, Wade & Telford, Transport, Sports, People & the Land and Forestry. In addition there are 4 pages for each of the main villages; Dores, Inverfarigaig, Foyers, Gorthleck and Whitebridge with detailed maps showing the locations of places of interest and also suggested walking routes.

The book is priced at £4.50 including postage for UK. Please click the PayPal button to purchase.




We can ship the books overseas, can you please contact us for costs or phone  Alan Findlay on 01463 751258. Our address for cheques  is South Loch Ness Heritage Group to,61 Murrayfield Gardens, Edinburgh,EH12 6DH.

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A Country Called Stratherrick

By Alan B Lawson.

This is a fascinating detailed portrait of south and east of Loch Ness a local best seller by Alan Lawson who spent many years exploring the nooks and crannies of South Loch.    A Country called Stratherrick is regarded as the most authoritative and complete history of the area, and the Heritage Group collaborated with the late Alan Lawson’s sons, Ewan and Stephen, in republishing this work in 2006 with colour photographs and incorporating An Account of the Kirk of Boleskine.

.A Country Called Stratherrick traces the evolution of the area from the stone age arrival of man, through the formation and destruction of the clan system, to the 20th century, the book explains developments in a way which can be easily related to the landscapes and people which we see here today. It is a fascinating read and a reference source to return to, time after time and an essential resource for anyone with historic or family connections to the area.

The book is priced at £7.75 including postage for UK. Please click the PayPal button to purchase.




We can ship the books overseas, can you please contact us for costs or phone  Alan Findlay on 01463 751258. Our address for cheques  is South Loch Ness Heritage Group to 61 Murrayfield Gardens, Edinburgh,EH12 6DH.

 

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Other Books Associated with the area

HISTORY OF STRATHERRICK GUN CLUB

From 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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/

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Mary Seton Watts and the Compton Pottery

By Hilary Calvert and Louise Boreham

The first biography of Mary Seton Watts showcasing her outstanding design skills and the art potteries she established. This comprehensive book is both a biographical exploration of the early life of Mary Seton Watts and a survey of the pottery she designed. Her roots in Scotland, her artistic career and her marriage to the Victorian artist George Frederic Watts all influenced the design of the Grade 1 listed Cemetery Chapel at Compton and the art potteries which she then set up, both in Compton (The Potters’ Arts Guild) and in her home village Dores near Inverness. The pottery at Compton was in business for more than fifty years, making terracotta garden ware, memorials and small decorative pieces. It remained open through two World Wars and a trade depression. This highly illustrated publication showcases the beautiful and individual pieces of pottery and is a fitting tribute to the ability of Mary Watts to coordinate both people and resources.

The book is available in Hardback, ISBN No 9781781300855, price £30

Watts Gallery on-line shop    https://shop.wattsgallery.org.uk/collections/bespoke-books/products/marty-seton-watts-and-the-compton-pottery

 

 

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