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 Society AGM (Sept 2017)


For the first time in its 40+ years the Society is holding its AGM at lunchtime.  It will be incorporated into the Richard Waitt Conference to be held on September 15th.  (See events)



 Fiddler of Strathspey Festival (Sept 2017)


The Festival has been acknowledged as a great success and is featured on the cover of this month’s Box and Fiddle Magazine.  The Society has agreed to back moves to run monthly meetings of a local traditional all-age-all-ability  music society

           


Fiddler of Strathspey Festival.  (June 2017)


The festival now has two festival partners.  

Grantown East: Highland Heritage and Culture Centre

Ben Mhor Hotel


Support is also generously provided by Tasgadh, The Hope Scott Trust and the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation



  Grantown Street Parade and Grantown Past to Present (May 2017)


These wonderful resources have been donated to the Society which is deeply grateful to Harley and Cally Miller whose hard work  created the project.


      

Conservation Project (May 2017)


The first meeting of a steering group was held on Thursday 9th March 2017.  The steering group consists of the Highland Council Conservation Officer, representatives from the Grantown Initiative, the National Park Authority, The Grantown Society, Highland Council and the Grantown and Vicinity Community Council, and is chaired by a member of Voluntary Action Badenoch and Strathspey.




Newspaper Digitisation  (May 2017)


The Society now holds digital copies of early Grantown Supplement and Herald.  Thus research on any topics can be done at any member’s leisure by buying or borrowing a copy on a memory stick.  Contact info@thegrantownsociety.org



 

Birth of the Modern Highlands

            A Grantown Society publication   (April 2017)


This much acclaimed and beautifully illustrated publication was developed from an exhibition in 2007 by The Grantown Society in association with Grantown Museum and Heritage Trust, based on contemporary evidence from Strathspey and to a lesser extent, Badenoch and Skye.


The exhibition later went on to tour the Highlands. Original and meticulous research was done by members of the society.


Copies can be obtained from The Bookmark, Grantown, Grantown Museum and Waterstones,Inverness. Price £12.99


Or by post from

Bill Sadler, Murree, Woodside Avenue, Grantown PH26 3JN


info@thegrantownsociety