Friday, 29 August 2008

Banffshire Maritime Heritage Association 2008 newsletter online

The Banffshire Maritime Heritage Association, set up in Macduff in 2006 (nice place, tad windy!), has launched its first ever annual newsletter online. The newsletter, hosted by Electric Scotland at http://www.electricscotland.com/history/bmha/Nautical_News_%202008_issue1.pdf , details the progress of the association in the last year, including attempts to secure permanent funding for its museum. The organsiation has decided not to extend a two year lease on its premises at Duff Street due to high costs, and is the only museum in Aberdeenshire not funded by Aberdeenshire Council. The BMA has also assisted two youngsters on a project for the Prince's Trust, and recently found itself face to face with a full scale replica Dalek at an exhibition which it ran!

Amongst its many hopes for the future, the association, which is completely voluntary, is hoping to be able to obtain permanent premises, and to buy a video camcorder to start an oral heritage project in its area after being knocked back for funding by the Aberdeenshire Towns Partnership. The body also hopes to develop a website in the near future, but currently has a holding site at www.webhistorian.co.uk (click on 'sites', 'regional' and then 'Scotland').

The newsletter unfortunately does not provide any contact details for the association, but does advertise that it holds meetings every first Monday of the month at the Town Hall in Macduff, from 7.00pm to 8.00pm.

Chris

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

See also www.banffshiremaritime.org.uk