October meeting of the Garioch Heritage Society

THE Garioch Heritage Society held their October meeting in the Acorn Centre, Inverurie on Wednesday (October 3).

Chairman Geoffrey Gill welcomed 72 members and friends and gave his monthly bulletin on the progress of work at the new Heritage Centre on Harlaw Road and the happenings at the shop on 18 High Street. The interior work at Harlaw is progressing satisfactorily and soon some of the collection of artefacts can be moved into the storeroom there. The shop continues to attract and answer queries on the social history of the area.

A complaint has been lodged with Aberdeenshire Council regarding the deterioration of Mary Elphinstone’s gravestone, the “Inverurie Horse” on the Pictish stone and the unsatisfactory state of the path up the Bass at the cemetery. As per the constitution, the committee demitted office, but all, with the exception of one, indicated that they were willing to stand for re-election. This was unanimously approved by members. Geoffrey will continue as Chairman until the Society takes over the new Heritage Centre, when Nora Radcliffe has agreed to take over as Chairperson. Norman Burns was appointed to the committee.