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09 June 2021MERMAID'S SURREDER

THE SWEETEST LOVE STORY

Black Isle storyteller Lizzie McDougall of Highland Story Quilts invites you to watch a 10-minute story-telling video she has made on YouTube. She has chosen the perennial children's favourite, Capt Reid and the Mermaid from Scenes and Legends of the North of Scotland, and filmed it at the Birthplace Cottage.

She found it "an honour and inspiration" to sit by the fireside in the kitchen. She is supported on the clarsach by Siannie Moodie.

She adds: "My feeling is that even though Lockdown restrictions are lifting there will be many people who for many reasons are not going to be going out much so I have made these videos for people to watch at home . My hope is that the videos encourage a feeling of connection to some of the special places here in the Highlands."

Videos are also shown of Abertarff House in Inverness (NTS) and Foulis Castle., and she thanks  the National Trust for Scotland,Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland,  and The Munro Family at Foulis Castle 

Here is the link https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqDziq3MdVKA3MHWj2Sl6lxiQsWtiFOFs

09 June 2021CHAIRMAN'S NEW ASSIGMENTS

BOB DAVIDSON'S NEW HONOURS

It is great news that the Miller-Dick connection through the Saxon Collection reported in the latest Hugh's News (No 48, May 2021) is making further progress. Our Chairman, Bob Davidson has accepted an invitation to be scientific advisor to the Castlehill Heritage Centre who have received in donation, the fossil fish collection of the late Jack Saxon of Thurso. He will  advise on curation and display

Bob has been gaining further recognition on top of his recently awarded MBE.
He  was elected a fellow of the Geological  Society of London in November 2020 with sponsorship from Mike Newman FGS , one of our members. This means he can add “FGS” after his Royal gong.

He has also accepted a request to sit on the committee for the first revision of the Fossil Code by Nature Scotland (formerly Scottish Natural Heritage). The Code's initial production was largely an initiative of the late Professor Nigel Trewin.
 

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