We have had to change the venue – now at Pittentrail Hall. Please let others know!
Sutherland Estates used to own dozens of sporting lodges in the county and John MacKay, Tordarroch has gathered together pictures of them (new and old). Some were grand, others quite simple, the variety of architecture and location is outstanding.
Even if you have seen his slide show before it has been updated and more pictures added. A fascinating night is expected.
Musicians – please come along, we’d all love to hear you play!
Saturday sees our (somewhat belated) Annual General Meeting. The agenda is below as are the minutes from last year’s AGM. We won’t be printing them in order to save paper, but will project them during the meeting.
The short AGM will be followed by a slide show of “new old Rogart pictures” which have been donated or collected over the last year. There will be a raffle, light refreshments and a house cèilidh. We will be collecting membership fees and issuing membership cards.
Please come along with your voice or instrument, bring a raffle prize, and find out what has been going on since our last AGM.
Our next event will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the railway’s arrival in Rogart. A must for anyone who would like to see what the station once looked like, the numerous staff that were necessary to run this busy place and its twists and turns through time.
The short talk accompanied by photographs will be followed by an informal house cèilidh.
Every year, in the autumn, Highland Archaeology hosts a festival to showcase the magnificent history of the area. Community heritage groups often arrange local walks as part of these celebrations, and Rogart’s is no exception.
This year Alex Campbell, Eiden, is giving a guided walk around Reidh Chalmai (sometimes referred to as Rhichalmy of Torboll) where the landscape is littered with interesting archaeology and fascinating history.
In 1909 archaeologist Alexander Curle described the tumuli, chambered cairn and hut circles at Reidh Chalmai at great length in his diary and sketched one of the more intact cairns at neighbouring Torboll. Maps reveal significant signs of former habitation and there is plenty of evidence to be seen today.
It should prove a fascinating morning.
Please meet at 10:30, Pittentrail Hall car park. The walk will last about 2 hours. Afterwards, tea and coffee will be available in the hall.