NTHS Minutes - May 2009

Minutes of May 2009 meeting - May 13, 2009

Note of the minute of the North Tolsta Historical Society at the Schoolhouse, North Tolsta on Wednesday 13 th May at 7.30 pm.

PRESENT: M. Murray; M. Maciver; D.Murray; R. Murray; A. Macleod; A. Mackenzie and C.M. Smith. Alasdair Nicholson was present to address the meeting on small grants. APOLOGIES: C. Macleod; A.A.Smith; S. Maciver; Cllr J.A.Maciver. CHAIR: D. Murray .

Note of the last meeting.

The note of the last meeting on 22 nd April 2009 was approved.

Matters arising

Aird Walk – Extra posts are now in the community shed and arrangements will be made shortly to put them in place.

Classic cars – The CE will not be involved with the Classic Cars on 23 rd May.

Visit – Sandra Kelsey and her husband visited the CE on 23 rd April.

Alasdair Nicholson – Alasdair addressed the meeting and explained possible grants that we could apply for to help fund projects such as plaque at Garry, leaflet for Aird Walk etc. The chairman thanked Alasdair for his help. Chairman asked the committee members to bring to the next meeting proposals for the next project.

•  Caidreachas AGM – A group has been set up at the Lews Castle College to address community and CE activities for the Year of Homecoming. From that group grew the idea of the Hebridean Heritage Hub, which is now an entity recognised by theComhairle and the Community Planning Partnership and it is hoped that Heb.Con. will be able to proceed to the next stage through this group.

Roots Hebrides is to be revised. The next meeting of the Caidreachas will be on 8 th June. Operation Cauldron 1952 – The CE received a DVD from Mike Kenner, Dorset . The DVD, which had been declassified from the Ministry of Defence film/ Operation Cauldron 1952, shows activity on board Ben Lomond and the pontoon off Tolsta at that time. There was some discussion about an evening showing of the DVD to the public.

Correspondence –

a. The chairman indicated that the WITPG had requested a letter of support from the CE re their application for Lottery Funding and he had responded to their request.

b . Past copies of Seanchas and a copy of Clachan Crìche had been requested by the National Library for Scotland and these had been forwarded to the library.

c . A letter and a loan of copies of the French Magazine – Chasse-Marée had been received from John Murdo Macleod, Jamieson Drive . The magazine had some photos of Tolsta Sgoths being beached at Cladach Ghiordail under the headingCladaichean Duilich - les Lieux d'atterrissage difficile – the articles are in French!

d . A DVD of the Community Council Banais Taighewas received from Donald Mackinnon. The committee expressed their appreciation.

6 . No date was set for the next meeting.