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(1991-3 and continuing)

Highland Archaeology Festival 2023

A Walk to 2 Corn Drying Kilns in Boath (by Alness)

Sat 30th September 2023 (Link) (NB Changed from 23rd)



Thanks to Sandy Fraser for sharing this 1891 painting by H.R.Holman.

Shows old house partly on footprint of Diamond Jubilee Hall which was opened on 31.12.1897

OS Map 1876 (surveyed 1875). Shows the Smithy and the old buildings portrayed in the painting above.

OS Map at National Library of Scotland website


EVENT - Highland Archaeology Festival 2022. Watch out for 2023

We are leading a walk in Glen Glass on the 1st Sat of the Festival 24 Sept 2022

Glen Glass - Settlements and Corn Kilns Link 


New/Updates Pages:

Estates (new displays)

Slavery Connections

Fishing Boat Wrecks - Foulis

Fishing Boat Wrecks - Ardullie

Kiltearn War Graves

There are 9 Booklets in the Series (Click to open):

5.  Estate Notes (Kiltearn Parish and neighbouring Alness Parish) - Individual Estates (Foulis, Lemlair and Mountgerald, Drummond, Katewell, Novar, Balconie, Swordale and Clare, Culcairn, Wyvis, Glen Glass and Boath)
7.  Kirk Session Minutes - Extracts from 1690 to 1713, 1717 - 1890     (Uploaded 25.1.17)
8.  School Logs - Extracts from Kiltearn, Lemlair and Glen Glass Schools from 1875.
9.  Evanton and Kiltearn in the Papers - from 1877-1915.
Booklets available at Dingwall, Alness and Inverness Library Reference sections ; lending copy at Dingwall Library.
The Rev.Murdo Macqueen (1848-1912)
In addition there are more than 60 transcribed Interviews of which 40 are on audio tape. Transcriptions are held in Dingwall Library. Am Baile has audio copies on file of which some are now available at www.ambaile.co.uk eg Marianne Chamier and Joan Paton re Life on Foulis, Jessie MacDonald re Balconie Castle etc, Sandy Bethune, Eppie Buist.
42 Display Panels from the Special Exhibition mounted in 1992. These were on display until recently at The Cornerstone, Evanton. We are now in the process of transferring all the photos to this website (Dec 2020)
Multiple Pasts, Living Presence. An analysis of 3 sets of stories pertaining to 3 sets of monuments in Mid and East Ross, including the Fyrish Monument(s)
Readers are kindly requested to suggest amendments and additions as appropriate.
Contact for all the above
Caberfeidh, 7 Camden Street, Evanton
Dingwall, Ross-shire, IV16 9XU
Sponsored by
Kiltearn Community Council
Financially Assisted by
Ross & Cromarty District Council
Highland Regional Council
With Practical Assistance from
Highland Regional Libraries & Archives
Community Education Service
RCDC Print Room
With Acknowledgements to
Frank Maclennan
William Munro, Clashnabuiac
Alpin MacDonald
And Many Thanks to the Various Respondents
Logo by Michael Blake
Copyright  March 1992, Revised January 1994, Edited for Web Jan 2010
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