Plenty in pipe­line as her­itage sea­son starts

Perthshire Advertiser - - THE TICKET - Me­lanie Bonn

Breadal­bane Her­itage So­ci­ety (BHS) has a long his­tory in Aber­feldy go­ing back to 1962, but tonight the group is re-launch­ing with a re­fresh­ing new pro­gramme of ac­tiv­i­ties and learn­ing.

BHS is hold­ing a re­cep­tion in Breadal­bane Com­mu­nity Cam­pus on Fri­day, Septem­ber 15 at 6.30pm with wine and nib­bles.

The or­gan­is­ers have moved the venue into the big lec­ture theatre be­cause in­ter­est has been so strong.

Led by new chair­man Nick Grant, BHS will in fu­ture be fo­cus­ing at­ten­tion on the im­por­tance of pro­tect­ing and de­vel­op­ing the his­tory and her­itage of Breadal­bane.

“Plenty is in the pipe­line, like work­ing with Lo­cus Breadal­bane on plans for a new her­itage cen­tre in the re-de­vel­oped Town Hall,” Nick Grant ex­plained.

Com­ment­ing on a re­cent bat­tle to pro­tect a lo­cal her­itage site, the busi­ness com­mu­ni­ca­tions strate­gist added: “We’ve scored one big win al­ready with pro­tect­ing Old Law­ers vil­lage, the sched­uled an­cient mon­u­ment down the loch, from in­tru­sive de­vel­op­ment.

“We’ll also be ar­rang­ing short half-day groups to learn more about the im­me­di­ate lo­cal her­itage like un­der­wa­ter ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sur­veys in Loch Tay and stand­ing stones at Croft­moraig.

“There will be an in­no­va­tive news blog to help keep ev­ery­one up to speed with her­itage events and op­por­tu­ni­ties to learn/par­tic­i­pate in her­itage ac­tiv­i­ties.

“But first and most im­por­tant, we want a bet­ter means of dis­cus­sion so we’re launch­ing the new sea­son at a re­cep­tion in Breadal­bane Cam­pus, to which we hope a lot of new faces will come.”

The re­cep­tion will be fol­lowed by a talk on the Scot­tish Na­tional Antarc­tic Ex­pe­di­tion by the for­mer di­rec­tor of the Royal Scot­tish Ge­o­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety, Dr David Munro. Busi­ness strate­gist Nick Grant

Chair­man takes lead

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