Book rumble : Continued : fundraiser

BOOKS Rumble .. continued
thanks to those who came out on Sunday and donated generously in return for some of the books.. we still have lots more.
Some will be going on to another charity as arranged by the relatives, they are going tomorrow afternoon (Thursday 13th August) so please take another browse through the pictures and if there is anything you want I can put it aside for you. The Archive room will be open from 10 – 4 am tomorrow if you want to come for a nosy .. and again on Sunday afternoon between 2 and 5 pm .

Sunday 9 AUGUST – 2 – 4 pm Kintaline Farm, Benderloch – to fundraise for Ardchattan Parish Archive records etc, (and Rockfield Centre)
(not all these books may be available .. still sorting and seeing if there are any really Special books .. generous donations expected)
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Books to Buy

These books are written about our immediate wider local area. (and buying them through these Amazon links also provides a few pennies into the archive kitty)


New Gaelic Thesaurus published
Historic Scotland have created this Gaelic Thesaurus to provide users with translations from English to Gaelic and Gaelic to English for the part of the vocabulary relevant to safeguarding the nation’s historic environment.

Culture, Heritage, Arts Assembly in Argyll and Bute

Update July 2014
Dear Culture, Heritage and Arts Assembly member (and potential member)
Following on from the Queens Hall, Dunoon meeting last month the contract with BTS is now at an end and the next stage of the creation of a workable structure to develop the culture, heritage and arts landscape is about to begin. We would like to thank BTS for their hard work on the project. The future success of the Assembly is now down to all of us.
The first steps are to –

  • Increase the awareness of the project. The mailing list currently stands at around 350 which we know is the tip of the iceberg. It’s important that we get as many people on board as possible. Membership is on an individual basis not by organisation. The larger the ‘membership’ the greater the credibility, the sustainability and potential for activity and influence. Please do everything you can to spread the word and get people to complete and submit the ‘contact form’.
  • Create the eight geographic and seven thematic groups. Hopefully with your help this will be complete well before Christmas.
  • To democratically elect a Board from the geographic and thematic groupings.
  • Agree on which legal structure the Assembly should adopt.

The attached information sheet can be returned either by mail or email with your vote. Or you can use Survey Monkey by following the link – : which also appears on the information sheet. You MUST provide your name when voting so we can ensure ‘one person, one vote’. Again, pass this around but please note that in order to vote we must have a completed and submitted ‘contact form’. The closing date for this is the end of August.

So, by next Spring we should have a linked network of those working in the culture, heritage and arts sectors with a democratically elected board within a legally constituted organisation.

Many thanks for your interest and support for the project so far.

Attached are:
Ø Notes of the Culture, Heritage and Arts Assembly meeting held on the 18th June 2014.
Ø The Company structure survey (with the link to Survey Monkey).
Ø The Contact Form (which constitutes ‘membership’ until the final organisation is determined). Please circulate this as widely as possible.
Ø A poster to display.

Please forward this link to others you work with or may be interested in the Cultural Assembly and the health of the culture, heritage and arts sectors in Argyll and Bute.

Kevin Baker
Library and Culture Development Officer
Argyll and Bute Council
Tel: 01631 567978
Realising our potential together

CHARTS poster

First World War: then and now

Funder: –
First World War: then and now provides grants of £3,000 to £10,000 for communities to mark the Centenary of
the First World War. HLF want to fund projects which enable communities to understand more about the heritage
of the First World War and benefit a wide range of people. In particular, HLF would like to help young people
aged 11–25 to take an active part in the Centenary commemorations.
Applications may be submitted at any time

Scottish Clan Event Fund Opens for Applications

Scottish Clan Event Fund Opens for Applications (Scotland)

The Scottish Government has announced that it is seeking applications through the Scottish Clan Event Fund.
Across the globe some 50 million people claim Scottish ancestry and the Scottish Clan Event Fund provides grants of up to £5,000 to realise the scope and potential for ancestral tourism in Scotland. Constituted Clans and Clan Societies can apply for these grants to support individual events or new activity specifically designed to grow events; expand the visitor experience and spread the benefits of events across the country as a whole. Activities covered by the Fund will include:
Strategic marketing
Adding a new element to the event
Hired equipment to improve the visitor experience
Hired equipment to increase capacity
Travel and transport to and from events in rural areas to support community engagement.
The closing date for applications is the 28th November 2013.

Launch of the Property Valuation Rolls for 1920 – 28 October 2013

Scottish Valuation Rolls for 1920 are delighted to announce that the Valuation Rolls (VRs) for 1920 have just been added to the ScotlandsPeople website.

The new records, comprising 2,607,329 indexed names and 76,721 digital images (taken from 169 volumes), cover every kind of property that was assessed in 1920 as having a rateable value, and provide a fascinating snapshot of Scottish society in the wake of the First World War.

Red Fox Trail launched

The Ardchattan Parish Archive attended the launch event for the new Red Fox trail today.
There are 6 new boards for the Oban to Ballachulish cycle route – interpretation boards commissioned by Highland & Argyll and Bute Councils, researched by local historian John Macfarlane and produced by Rowan Tree Consulting

click on image for facebook album of the launch event

Ardchattan Book for sale 2013

Autumn update – reduced price : perfect for Christmas Presents : Just £9.50
(postage service is available at cost)

Raising funds for the church in 2013…. the republished ARDCHATTAN PARISH book – As We were.

this publication, first brought out for the first Homecoming, is a fabulous collection of images, memories and people from around the parish of Ardchattan : between Loch Etive and Loch Creran.

The book is available from Ben Lora Cafe, Kintaline Farm (which is also home to the Parish Archive, open to the public daily from 10 am)  and direct from Isobel Campbell (710288)