This week (18 April) we held our Annual General Meeting which was well attended, including some new faces along with the staunch regular supporters.

The Committee was elected with Charlotte Gibson as Chair, Rachel Allan as Vice Chair, Raymond Ross as Treasurer and Christina Perera as Secretary. Stalwart and founding member of the Heritage Society, John Macdonald, will continue as the group’s Historian and Steve Taylor was also added to strengthen the Committee.

In the Annual Report Charlotte Gibson stated “I cannot emphasise enough how important it is to bring enthusiastic and capable people onto the committee so that the Society doesn’t wither and die. If you can get actively involved, or know someone who can, please let us know. It isn’t too onerous if we can share the work.”

We have an exhibition planned for the summer which will feature the WWII experience of a Rogart man who spent time in Germany as a Prisoner of War. In the autumn there will be a talk on Sir John Macdonald; the winter talk is the rescheduled River Brora slideshow after it was cancelled due to the snow, and the next meeting will be about Sutherlanders who left for Canada and the creole language that was developed as a result. 

We will be publishing the Annual Report and Accounts on the website very soon and membership forms will be available in the Rogart shop.

We always welcome new members, so please come along to a meeting. Dates will be announced soon.

Braegrudie House by David Allen