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

June 2021

A link has been provided to a report written as part of the Black Isle Heritage Memories Project conducted by ARCH (Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands). 

May 2021

1. CCT Newsletter submission.
The Findon Hall page  has been updated to reflect the part played by the  Good Templars in Culbokie in setting up the original hall.
A photograph of the Culbokie School percussion band of 1964 has been posted and more names are required. Also we have unearthed some photos from the Ferintosh Environment Group days, 2004, of Culbokie school pupils receiving a delivery of bird food for their feeders. A rare view of the Portacabin classrooms. Again we would welcome some names.

If you’d like to help or have any information on these or any of our topics please contact history@culbokiect.org .


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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