- Category: Publications
Note of the Meeting of the North Tolsta Historical Society at the Comann Eachdraidh Room on Wednesday 2nd. July 2014 at 7.30pm.
1.PRESENT : D. Murray, T. Edgar, D. Maciver, M. Murray, S. Maciver, D. Macdonald, C. M. Smith, C. Macleod, A. Mackenzie, E. Mackenzie
APOLOGIES : M. Maciver CHAIR : D. Murray
2.Minute of Meeting of 5th May 2014
Correction: Minute said that D. Maciver was present. This should have said D. Murray. Minute of meeting was then approved.
Seanchas : At the present time there are quite a number of Seanchas left at the various retail outlets. Print run is 430 and this could be reduced to 400 for the next edition. Donald has asked if grant would be available for enlarging photographs for WW1 display. All photographs would have to be submitted to Museum for prior approval. Cathie Mary to enquire.
4.Comann Eachdraidh Computer
D. Macaskill has now repaired the computer. License Key No. had to be retrieved. Bill for £126 has been paid. The new computer is now functioning properly.
5. Heritage Sites Project - New Grant Expiry Date is 30th. September 2014
Extension for this project has now been granted. We will have to get photographs and GPS readings of shieling sites. Eventually these photographs will be linked to the data on Heb. Connections website. Donald and Anna to ask some teenagers, who have shown an interest in the project, to take photographs and GPS readings at the shieling sites. Donald has begun to plot co-ordinates for local Historical Sites on to spreadsheets.
6 Effects of WW1 on the Village of North Tolsta - Updates including mainland visit and website.
The trip to the mainland was voted a huge success and CE gathered lots of information. A BIG THANK YOU to Cathie Mary for all her work in organising this trip.
C. Macleod to write ‘Thank You’ letters to Highlanders’ Museum, Fort George; Gordons’ Museum, Aberdeen and Spa Coaches.
C. M. suggested and the committee agreed that we should arrange to have a short service at the local War Memorial on Monday 4th August at 12 noon. Donald to speak to Rev R. Campbell and I. Macaskill. After the service, everyone will be invited back to the hall for soup and sandwiches. CM. to book hall. We will have a display in the hall of photographs and all the other material we have. This will hopefully encourage more people to look out material which they may have at home.
C.M. to contact R. Doig and S. Matheson . We hope to have them as guest speakers at a Social Evening in the hall. Two possible dates were suggested; 26th. September and 10th October.
C.M. had been speaking to J. Macleod, who hopes to organise a trip with Spa Coaches to the Continent to Flanders and to various other War Museums. This would be sometime in 2015. If anyone is interested please contact Cathie Mary.
7. Income Generating Information
Subcommittee ( Anna, Donald, Emma and Christina) met on Fri. 20t. June. We gave Donna Dorris the information she had requested; Logo, photo of C.E.etc and put the requested data onto spreadsheets.
8. Hebridean Connections and Tasglann
Heb. Connections website up and running again.
Hebridean Connections are offering some new training opportunities :
•Basics of wordpress, for those who wish to set up a blog.
•Excel spreadsheets at basic or more advanced levels
•Image scanning and retouching using Photoshop Elements.
David Powell has contacted C.E. asking for someone to visit museum to look through albums to identify which photos came from Tolsta. Committee agreed to renew membership of Third Sector Hebrides. £15 is the cost of membership.
We have some material for the Autumn edition of Seanchas - Prize winners at the School; Update on turbine; Mainland Trip; Summer camp for children; Visit of the Met Officers to Nandag in Bethesda - Jock to write text for this. Lewis Mackenzie will write article about the new ferry for the winter Edition of Seanchas.
10. Finance and Correspondence Balance to date is £15,310. 82
Request for information on the Fishing boat Dove SY 516. Donald Maciver (5) remembered this boat. It was owned by Murdo Macleod , (76) and was sold to Mallaig for basking shark fishing. This was recorded in Gavin Maxwell’s book.
Mairi Mills enquiring about Martins from Tolsta.
Enquiry from Donna Posskitt re Cemetery plots. This enquiry will be forwarded to Cemetery Trust.
CLD Services and The Nicolson Institute Invited N.T.H.S. to a meeting in the Caladh Inn on 10 June.
Anna attended meeting of Heb Connections steering Group on 2nd. June