"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

Post and Packing

1 Book

2 Books

UK addresses

£2.00

£2.50

US addresses

£6.50

£8.30

Canada addresses

£6.00

£8.00

Australia/New Zealand

£7.00

£10.00

Europe addresses

£4.50

£5.50

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

Book - "Kiltearn 2020, The Church in the Parish"

 

Books will be sent once payment is received.

The Trust’s first project was to take over the ownership of the site of a former aircraft hangar in the centre of the village with a view to turning it into a Green open space for the village.  The Trust embarked on a major fund-raising programme with grants from the National Lottery and Highlands & Islands Enterprise amongst others, to not only purchase the site but too landscape and carry out planting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, the Trust manages this amenity which has become a central feature of the village with trees, plant beds and benches and seating, two of which have been beautifully carved by a local craftsman.  Three stone plinths were also erected on the site on which to mount information boards highlighting the prominent features, points of interest and history of the village.

These information boards, one featuring Evanton North, the second highlighting Evanton South and the third Historical Evanton, now serve as a useful point of information for both residents and visitors to the village alike.

 

The Green is available to local groups and organisations for outdoor events in the Summer. If you wish to book the Green, click here.