NTHS Minutes - July 2011

Minutes of July 2011 meeting - July 21st, 2011

Note of the meeting of the North Tolsta Historical Society at the Schoolhouse, North Tolsta on Thursday 21 July 2011 at 8.15pm.

PRESENT: D. Murray, R. Murray, M. Murray, C.M. Smith, E. Mackenzie, M. Maciver, C. Macleod, Cllr. J.A. Maciver, A. Mackenzie

APOLOGIES: M. Macdonald, R&J Macleod, S. Maciver.

CHAIR: D.Murray

1. The Note of the meeting of 15 June 2011 was approved.

2. Matters arising

The public meeting in the hall on 1 July was enjoyed by everyone who attended. The committee would like to express their thanks to Alex Macdonald. The sum of £134.40 was collected on the night and this sum will be donated to the Playpark Funds.

3. Project

Progress Report: Rathad a’ Chladaich part of project has now been completed.

Woody has been down to both sites and hopes to start work on the stone plinths in the next three weeks.

Text for Garry Bridge plaque has been proofread and is now complete. Sub group working on the Cladach plaque showed the text and graphics for this plaque. The style of the plaque was very well received by everyone present. The text will be proofread and modified.

Payment will be made for graphics and translations as appropriate.

After Woody has completed plinths for plaques it was agreed to ask a digger to clear area for a smooth access to each plaque.

4. Arrangements for Public Meeting on July 27th in Hall

Joan Hogg (nee Mackay) will give a powerpoint presentation in the Hall on her visit to Canada to trace her ancestral links to that area.

As usual teas/ coffee etc will be served. Ladies to meet in the afternoon to arrange this.

5. Archives Received

Original material written by George Morrison (The Breve) has been very kindly donated to the C.E. by his son Iain.

The F.P.Kirk session is still to decide whether to donate the church Log Books to the local C. E. The committee unanimously agreed that if possible the Log Books should stay in the village.

6. Finance and correspondence/ visitors.

Balance at 21st July was £6, 770.13

It was agreed that the Youth Club would be invited to join the committee to see the Cladach Project on the 26th August. It was suggested that a barbeque could be prepared on the evening.

Peter Macleod, Canada and New Tolsta visited as did Mr Maclennan, brother in law of the late Peggy Maciver, Hillhead, Tolsta.

7. No date was set for the next meeting.