NTHS Minutes - Jan 2010

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Minutes of January 2010 meeting - January 13, 2010

Note of the minute of the North Tolsta Historical Society at the Schoolhouse, North Tolsta on Wednesday 13th January 2010 at 7.30 pm.


PRESENT: D. Murray, R. Murray, J.A.Maciver, M. Maciver, S. Maciver, C.M. Smith, C. Macleod, M. Murray, A. Macleod, A. Mackenzie.
APOLOGIES: A.A.Smith.


CHAIR: D. Murray.


1. Note of the last meeting.


The note of the last meeting on 1st September 2009 was approved.


2. Matters arising


Committee has purchased 1 copy of the following books:
When I Heard the Bell by John Macleod.
Scottish Customs from the Cradle to the Grave by Margaret Bennett.
Croft History of Back by Bill Lawson.
Mary Smith gave a complimentary copy of her book Sheòl Mi’n Uiridh to show her appreciation of help given by the Society.
Committee members are reminded that all these books may be borrowed at any time. Remember to sign book when taking any books from C.E.!

3. Garry and Cladach Project.


It has been extremely difficult to get estimates from people who may be interested in these projects. Chair said that he now has one estimate from Woody for erection of plinths at these sites. Chair and M. Murray accompanied Woody on site visits. Woody and possibly J.A. to enquire about suppliers and cost of suitable plaques for these sites. Committee agreed on the importance of erecting plaques which would last. Extra expense incurred in doing this would be well justified. Committee must have relevant estimates before applying for grants.


4. Social Evening on 16th October 2009


Social evening was very well attended. Everyone found the evening enjoyable and informative. 
Chair expressed his thanks to all the ladies who had helped that evening.
Chair also expressed his thanks on behalf of all committee members to Anna and Rhoda for their work scanning photographs, collecting press cuttings etc. Thanks also to ladies who had given the office a clean.

5. Spring Seanchas


Work in progress on next Seanchas, but more material needed. Anyone with any ideas to get in touch.


6. Inventory of materials in our collection.


This request for an inventory of resources has come from Annie Macsween.
Booklet will eventually be printed showing resources held by all the C. E. on the island. Committee filled in chart and this gave an indication of number of photographs, songs, publications, audio tapes etc.held by C.E.

7. Statutory Performance Indicator 11


Museum nan Eilean has requested statistics from C.E. for visits by members of the public and enquiries, through whatever medium by members of the public, for each quarter of the year. C.E. will now have to provide this information before it receives its small annual funding.


8. Finance and Correspondence


£2,395.33 recorded at 31st. December 2009.
C.E. had received an invitation to launch of Sheòl mi’n Uiridh by Mary Smith. Chair attended. Invitation to attend Angus Macleod memorial lecture. No one from C.E. had attended.
Invitation from Third Sector Hebrides for A.G.M. on 24 November.
Michael Robson (author of Rona-A Distant Island) intends to write a book about walks between Ness and Tolsta. He has requested permission to visit C.E. to look at materials and original manuscripts.
Enquiry from Dr John Halliday at Tiree Historical Centre for information about Rev. J. Macleod who was born at 36 North Tolsta.
Enquiry for information about Maggie Murray who taught at Tolsta School 1909-1912,
Request from Mairi Alice Bartlett (Researcher Mac TV) for photos of Massey Ferguson Tractors. Chair had sent 2 photos.
Thank you note from Sheila Smith Edinburgh for Croft History Vol.1
Several Christmas cards received by C.E.


9. A.O.C.B.


Anna to cancel telephone in C.E. This was agreed as it was not being used very often and line rental is costly.


Date of A.G.M. Monday February 22nd. 2010 in the Tigh Ceilidh.