Lecture meetings 2017-2018.
Our club activities for the 2017/2018 season begin with our first lecture in Millburn Academy, Diriebught Road, Inverness on 18 October at 7.30 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.).
This year we are not in the main assembly hall, but in a large double classroom - volunteers will be there to direct you to the new venue. The change is due to the expansion of the Inverness Schools Wind Band, who need the big hall for their rehearsals. The Field Club Council explored numerous options but in the end decided to continue at Millburn Academy for the moment and review the situation at the end of this season.
LECTURES: We have an interesting programme this year, starting on
18 October: Simon Gunn of the Rosemarkie Cave project speaking about recent discoveries.
15 November: John Allen of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team - 'Cairngorm John' - will speak about his life in the mountains.
13 December: we pay tribute to a longstanding member and excursionist Margaret Barron, with the Margaret Barron Memorial Lecture by David Knot of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, who will very appropriately discuss plant collecting.
17 January: David Alston will speak about a little known Highland radical, James Calder (1773-1856).
21 February: Sarah James-Gaukroger of the Academy Street Townscape Heritage Project will share with us the fruits of recent research.
21 March: Jim Miller will talk about The Great North Road. This lecture will be followed by the AGM.
We meet once a month, on the 3rd Wednesday, from October to March inclusive, with one exception. We take the 2nd Wednesday in December to accommodate use by the school.
Lectures are free for members of the Inverness Field Club.
There is a nominal entrance charge for non-members.