The start of the year was overshadowed by the death of Jerry, secretary of The Heritage Group from 1987- 2001, his wisdom, knowledge, dry humour and practical help steered us through many iniatives, projects and activities.
The Dr Mary Young Lecture was held. with CACE in Glencarse Hall in Feb. when Professor Charles McKean gave an entertaining ,informative lecture on “Earl Patrick’s Vision for Glamis”, in which he paid tribute to Mary, acknowledging the valuable archive research work she had done on The Glamis Papers.
In March we acquired a medal awarded to The Abernyte Highland Games in 1869.
In April we had our Parish Walk, when went to Dunsinane via Whitehills and Tullach Ard, returning via Hoole Farm and Pitmiddle. Weatherwise I think this was possibly the best day of the year – very hot and sunny and one of the best walks.
The Millenium Walk and the Church was the venue for a “Wild about Wildlife Event” , a huge success attracting about 45 visitors.
The piece of the playground between the back of the school and the Shelter Sheds seems a bizarre venue for a barbecue, but as ever it was one of the social events of the village calendar … and the rain conveniently kept away until the end of the raffle.
For the Last 2 years a small group of members have undertaken an Oral History 1950-2000 A Project which involved a considerable amount of effort and time. An offshoot of the oral work was a Spotlight on “Abernyte 2011” All this material will be lodged in The Archive section of AKBell Library in Jan. 2012.
Sales of Abernyte” The Quiet Revolution” continue to tick over
Cataloguing of resources is ongoing, Keep saving snippets and newspaper cuttings for “ The Village Diary” an ongoing record which has been kept since 1988.
There are a variety of papers and resources of some of our records. Please take the time to look at them, if you wish to borrow them would like to develop any of this material just let any of the committee know.
I should like to thank everyone here -- For the support and hard work of the committee ----,nothing ever seems too much trouble and a special thanks to Malcolm and Margaret. And lastly yourselves who help and support us in so many ways.