"Kiltearn 2020, The Church in the Parish"

Now available to purchase!

"Kiltearn 2020, The Church in the Parish" written by Catriona Fraser, published by Evanton Community Trust, tells the story of the Old Kirk in Evanton from the its earliest period  to modern times. On sale here now!

In 2017, Evanton Community Trust undertook a community project, investigating the Kiltearn Old Kirk, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Kiltearn Community Council, Archaeology Scotland and Clan Munro Association. Participants from the Kiltearn and the wider community, with the help and support of ARCH (Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands ) explored old documents and maps in libraries, archives and online. They recorded inscriptions and photographed all the gravestones in the old kirkyard, undertook a full photographic record of the kirk and did a standing building survey.  They also learnt about how to carry out family history searches. The group then produced a display of photographs and text which was exhibited in Dingwall library and in the Cornerstone Café in Evanton.

As a result of the new and fascinating information uncovered during this project a local author, Catriona Fraser was inspired to edit and revise her book, originally published in 2000, which explored the history of the Kiltearn Old Kirk.

Books are priced at £9 per book – post and packing detailed below

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Copies of the Book can be obtained by contacting the Secretary of the Evanton Community Trust at secretary@ect.scot with payment by cheque (payable to Evanton Community Trust) or bank transfer, or buy now with PayPal

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The ECT’ s Constitution

The ECT is currently a Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable Status.

For some time the Board of Trustees/Directors has been considering the need to change the constitution as the current memorandum and Articles of Association lack the level of flexibility the organisation needs as it moves forward and takes on additional charitable roles..  

The introduction in recent years of a new form of charitable organisation, a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), gives us the opportunity of remedying this by converting the form of ECT from a Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable Status to a SCIO and adopting a model constitution approved by the Scottish Government and the charities regulator in Scotland, OSCR.  

The work to prepare for this has had the assistance of the Development Trust Association Scotland (DTAS). This new constitution will have the advantages of broadening our objects clause, being  a widely recognised and approved charitable form with limited liability giving ECT powers under the Community Land Act having to answer to only one regulator, OSCR, reducing the work of filing returns and accounts. Currently we also have to comply with company law and report to Companies House.  Though the requirements of the two regulators are little different they could change in future.

Having spent some time looking at the pros and cons , the Board at the forthcoming AGM will therefore  be proposing that members approve the conversion and agree to a new constitution which will allow this.   Once some final details are agreed with DTAS, a copy of the new constitution will be made available to all members on our web site prior to the AGM. If approved by members, the new constitution will not come into effect until approved by OSCR and the existing company is deregistered by Companies House


Existing Memorandum & Articles

Proposed new SCIO Constituition