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Black Isle Directory



Russell Turner, Editor


Avoch's green-fingered enthusiasts opened up their gardens to the public in July, and we were there – as the cover of our Autumn edition shows. Find out what went on in another bumper 48-page magazine.

The village also featured in a report on the successful Avoch Skiffties, and the annual De Moray commemorations on Ormond Hill – where archaeologists may soon be at work.

As usual, we bring news and faces from all over the Black Isle. We talk with Kenneth and Jenny Adam whose yurts near Eathie have welcomed their first guests; to Mary Buchanan, the friendly face of the mobile library; to Alex Graham of Cromarty who spends much of his working life up trees; to Killen crofters Daniel and Rachel Ross whose organic box delivery business is booming; and to Ken Smith and Zak Eastwood who've handed over the keys to their garage after years of service to the people of Fortrose.

We also learn about the new book by Elizabeth Sutherland of Rosemarkie and meet Isla Grist, the brave Bogallan girl whose only dream is to own a tricycle.

Looking back, we share memories of wartime drama with refugee Robert Rieder of Drynie and tales of long-gone Avoch with Davy Scootie.
And looking ahead, we prepare for the next Black Isle Gathering, to be held in Fortrose in October, and the new Black Isle Writers season which begins in September.

All this – and more – for only £1.50. Don't miss your copy!

Russell Turner


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