A shock, but lots of good news too
The loss of Councillor Billy Barclay came as a shock, and his tireless work for the Black Isle will be missed. You can read tributes to him in the latest Chatterbox.
Thankfully we have good news to report with award-winning successes by The Cheese House in Cromarty, Eilean Dubh Restaurant in Fortrose and Groam House in Rosemarkie plus the launch of Cromarty Youth Opera, a new book on the Black Isle Railway and the winning entry in our short story competition.
We also name our Citizenship Award winner – Annie Owens from Avoch. Congratulations on a well-deserved honour.
There’s lots more. You can even learn how to become a firefighter on the Black Isle. Packing all the news and pictures into 44 pages was a challenge, but we did it.
However, we want more. Your contributions are always welcome, especially from Munlochy, Culbokie, North Kessock and all the smaller villages and hamlets whose residents are shy about telling us what’s happening. Chatterbox is for the whole of the Black Isle.
It won’t be long before we invite our advertisers to take space in 2014. Thanks to all of you – without the advertising revenue Chatterbox would not exist as it is today.
To spare Howard, our treasurer, from even more grey hairs, he requests prompt payment next year, especially from advertisers given discount.
If you’d like to advertise, contact him at the address on the left. He’ll be delighted to help you – he’s really not as grumpy as he sounds.