Plenty in pipeline as heritage season starts
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.”
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