Planning for next year’s exhibition is already underway. We are on the lookout for anyone with information that will be useful to us. This includes items you might have seen online or perhaps family histories, books, documents, etc. We are particularly keen to hear from relatives, at home or overseas, of those who were cleared who perhaps can share their family stories.
You can get in touch by emailing SHA on email@example.com.
As part of the Highland Archaeology Festival SHA is hosting an event inviting people to visit the RC Church at Marydale – the Church of Our Lady and St Bean followed by a short trip to Clachan Comar, a ruined 17th century church set within a graveyard which was still in use into the 20th century. (Clachan, meaning stones, is the Gaelic word for a graveyard). The church is built on the site of an earlier church, possibly 10th century, which was dedicated to Saint Bean and known as Kilbeathan.
Big thanks to our member Dennis Ross for his highly informative talk on his metal detecting activities. Dennis is a mine of information on his hobby and shared some historical and archaeological facts relating to his finds along the way.
He brought along a large number of items mainly from the local area including silver and gold coins together with a vast array of buckles, buttons and other decorative pieces. All in all a very enjoyable evening.