11 July 2021A Tribute to Ian McCrae

Members and friends will be sorry to learn of the recent death of Ian McCrae. Ian was a previous Convener of the Society and served as a hardworking Committee member. After retiring from a career in hotel management that had taken him all over the world, Ian settled in Jamestown — outside Strathpeffer — where he soon became very involved in the project to restore Strathpeffer to its former glories as a spa town. Ian drew on these experiences in 2000 to give us a very informative talk on the history of Strathpeffer. A summary of his talk can be found on our Talks Archive page.

Ian’s funeral takes place on Monday 26th July at 1.00pm at St Andrew’s Scottish Episcopal Church in Fortrose. The only restrictions at present are in respect of the numbers the church can accommodate.

26 May 2021History Prize in Memory of Eric Malcolm

The Cromarty History Society & Friends of Cromarty Courthouse committee, in discussion with Cromarty Primary School, have agreed that owing to the challenges of Covid-19, there will be no History Prize awarded this year at the school’s June assembly (once again online).

Since August 2020, education has focused on a recovery curriculum of literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing and so history — taught as part of social studies — has not taken place as usual.

With hope for a return to more ‘normal’ circumstances soon, the Committee looks forward to presenting this prize in June 2022, to the pupil selected by the school with the most enthusiasm for history.

Gillian McNaught
CHS Secretary

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