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WEA North Highland Local Association - Spring Lunchtime Talks 2013

WEA North Highland Local Association - Spring Lunchtime Talks 2013 WEA North Highland Local Association - Spring Lunchtime Talks 2013 at Dingwall Communith Centre and Perrins Centre Alness. 



W.E.A. North Highland Local Association


12:30 pm to 1:30 pm



6th Feb.

Can Leaving the Car at Home Save the World?  - Martin Sherring, Board Member of Transition Black Isle.   Martin will talk about our response to climate change and declining supplies of oil, both from a personal and a community perspective.

 Dingwall Community Centre


6th March

Tarradale Laid Bare: Discovering the Archaeology of a Highland Estate -

Eric Grant, local independent research archaeologist.  The fertile area along the Beauly Firth has been exploited since prehistoric times.  This talk will show how the recent exciting discoveries on the Tarradale estate, from the mesolithic to medieval periods,  can be used to enrich our understanding of the past.

 Dingwall Community Centre


27th March

Life in the Beauly Glens - Ian MacKay, author of The Dark Mile.

A conversation with Ian about his life and times, living and working in a remote part of the Highlands, before and after the flooding of the straths for hydro power.

 Dingwall Community Centre



13th Feb.

Forestry in our Landscape - David Robertson, Regional Manager (North Scotland) for Scottish Woodlands Ltd, will talk about how our forests change over time.  What are the factors influencing the forest cover and landscape management in Highland, now and for the future?

 Perrins Centre, Alness


20th March

Building Your Own History - Exploring your Family's Past -

Jonathan McColl, well-known local and family historian.   Having looked into his own and other people's family trees, Jonathan's talk entices you into the grip of a detective story with a field as wide as world geography and all human history!  What will you find when you expose some dusty facts to light?

 Perrins Centre, Alness


10th April.

Bogs, Butterflies and Bioblitzes - Jonathan Willet, Highland Council's Biodiversity Officer.  This talk on conserving  biodiversity will cover local projects, national and international perspectives, as well as some crystal ball gazing.

 Perrins Centre, Alness

 (Cost £1 minimum donation for each talk - All Welcome - no need to pre-book)

Please contact the office if disability access is required: 01463 710577

  or email Sue Kerr on


The WORKERS' EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION is a charity registered in England and Wales (number 1112775) and in Scotland (number SCO39239) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (number 2806910). Registered address is WEA, 4 Luke Street, London, EC2A 4XW



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