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04 May 2010
Celebrating the life of Jane Duncan

An exhibition celebrating the centenary of the birth of Jane Duncan opened in the Cromarty Courthouse Museum on Sunday. Although raised in Glasgow, the photographs and text chart her affection for the Black Isle where she spent happy childhood days at The Colony, her grandparents' croft near Poyntzfield and where she returned to live in Jemimaville many years later.

Her series of 'My Friends' books — written in the 1950s and 1960s — give a colourful description of rural life (and local characters) when she was a child between the two wars. The first of these books, My Friends the Miss Boyds, will be reprinted in June.

The Courthouse is open Sunday to Thursday, 11am–4pm until the end of September.