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We will display new items of interest here whilst also placing them in their permanent location.

October 2020 -

1. Work in progress on the "Housing Developments" topic in the Social History section. 

2. High Life Highland have created a project “Spirit of the Highlands”  One of Its aims is to create an ‘Autobiography of the Highlands’  a unique collection of stories held in a digital archive, all told by the people who live, work and visit here. More details can be found on https://www.spiritofthehighlands.com/ and should you be tempted to contribute a story with relevance to the history of Culbokie then we would appreciate you sharing it with us for inclusion on our History Pages.

3. Some revisions have been made to the "People of Culbokie" pages to reflect the occasional request we get for family history research, such as this request for information regarding a John MacDonald married to Janet MacKenzie c1884 where the record then refers to "Culbokie".

4. Submission  to CCT newsletter -

Our work-in-progress for the month has been preparing pages to record information relating to the housing developments in the Community and the Findon Hall. These will be mainly photographic but we would welcome any stories. On this theme High Life Highland have created a project “Spirit of the Highlands”  (https://www.spiritofthehighlands.com/). One of Its aims is to create an ‘Autobiography of the Highlands’  a unique collection of stories held in a digital archive, all told by the people who live, work and visit here.

More details can be found on https://www.spiritofthehighlands.com/ and should you be tempted to contribute a story with relevance to the history of Culbokie then we would appreciate you sharing it with us for inclusion on our History Pages.

One of our original topics featured Culbokie Folklore and Myths  and our attention has been drawn to a project on https://whatsonhighlands.com/features/2684 where they are looking for ghost stories. So, again, if you have anything to share with them with relevance to Culbokie we would love to see it.

September 2020 - a new section "Housing Developements" is being constructed under "Social History". It aims to records the history of housing developments, starting with the construction of Schoolcroft in 1974, Mount Eagle Drive and Court, Carn Mor, Raven Croft, Ferindonald, Balnatua and The Cairns.

August 2020 - Two photographs illustrating the current format of the Community market have been added to the Gallery at the foot of the Culbokie Community Market page (see menu on left).

August 2020 - Photographs illustrating the re-roofing of the Findon Hall have been added to the Findon Hall page under Social History.

February 2020 - We would appreciate you having a look at this page to identify people on the photograph.


Most of the items in the Gallery were made available by Elspeth Weir, former teacher in the Primary School, who gave a talk to the Culbokie Church Centre Senior Citizens' Friendship Group, 2/3/2020. During the talk members of the audience shared their reminiscences, one of which resulted in this extra paragraph being added to the story of the Findon Hall. "The entrance porch of the old hall was on the left hand side and the kitchen at the far right. There was no heating in the hall and it was always cold. There was a badminton court set out inside and between games members of the club used to sit on the stage at the far right of the hall huddled around a paraffin heater to keep warm. Jock Watt, who later became Director of Leisure for Highland Council, used to take the schoolchildren for PE lessons in the hall and the school parties used to be held there. Scottish country dancing, drama groups and Raymond Bethune's pop band also used the Hall."

NOTE: it is sometimes useful to right-click on an image and select "View image" as this might provide an enlarged image.

Artwork produced by the pupils in 1973.
Artwork produced by the pupils in 1973.
1973 was the centenary of the opening of the school.
1973 was the centenary of the opening of the school.
A possible view of the Kiosk referred to on the Captain Elliot Strip Map of Culbokie
A possible view of the Kiosk referred to on the Captain Elliot Strip Map of Culbokie
Willie MacDonald shop
Willie MacDonald shop
Location of Shoemaker/Tailor adjacent to Inn - now demolished
Location of Shoemaker/Tailor adjacent to Inn - now demolished
Culbokie Inn - entrance to Smoke Room
Culbokie Inn - entrance to Smoke Room
Original porch
Original porch
Retirement of Willie MacDonald, shopkeeper.
Retirement of Willie MacDonald, shopkeeper.
Annie Smith MacKenzie - author of a history of Culbokie, [Earth's crammed with Heaven]
Annie Smith MacKenzie - author of a history of Culbokie, [Earth's crammed with Heaven]
Continuation
Continuation
Sketch by Helen (Nell) Fowler 1924 in an autograph book.
Sketch by Helen (Nell) Fowler 1924 in an autograph book.
A sketch by Annie Fowler, Head Teacher in 1924 in an autograph book.
A sketch by Annie Fowler, Head Teacher in 1924 in an autograph book.
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