Cromarty History Society and Friends of Cromarty Courthouse
Meeting on Thursday, 21 September at 7.30p in the West Church Hall
Interpreting the Black Isle and Beyond: The history and mystery of 21st century interpretive storytelling
Speaker: Verity Walker
The new season launches with a talk by Verity Walker, who has been involved with many voluntary activities on the Black Isle, but is in her profession one of the UK’s longest established interpretive consultants. She has worked with many national museums and natural/built heritage sites: the Royal Armouries, Imperial War Museum, National Trust for Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Woodland Trust Scotland and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission among many.
Most recently, she has project-managed the community engagement side of the Kirkmichael restoration for the Kirkmichael Trust and plans to build on this with a new project looking at the mediaeval period in the Highlands with a focus on the Chanonry of Ross. Her debut historical novel about WWI, ‘Major Tom’s War’ will be published next year.
Verity was brought up in the Black Isle by her mother Penny Poole, a local teacher and keen amateur historian. As a young girl, her summers were spent visiting historic sites such as castles or ruined burial grounds. This love of the past stayed with her and influenced her professional life.
This talk will take the audience on an entertaining ‘tour’ of some of the most beautiful places in the Highlands — with a surprise (and a story or two) in store!
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7.30pm in the West Church Hall, Cromarty. Membership of the Cromarty History Society is £8 single, £12 family, non-members £3 per meeting. Children under 15 admitted free.