The February Edition of The Gateway can be found HERE and you can still read both the January and the pre Xmas 'Commemorative' one too.
In February, we started the 100 years of Deveron Press 'tour' for 2016.
The first venue was, appropriately enough, at the Turriff and District Heritage Society. To say it was a 'packed venue' is true (but it is a very small space!) and the talk was very well received by those who attended.
The Turriff and District Heritage Society have been great friends since we first put out a call for Leatham related items. They loaned us some 50+ articles (many of which are now finding their place as the backbone of the online Gateway) and these are now back at the Heritage Society having been checked, digitized and databased. It was a truly a privilege to have access to the originals for the several months we had them - but quite a relief not to have the responsibility for them in case of fire any longer!
In the museum, as well as Leatham pamphlets, there is also currently a small exhibition about him. His photo hangs alongside that of former Provosts, and the museum houses the Provost's regalia (which Leatham refused to wear) as well as the table which the council used to conduct its business round (it's been cut down to fit the space - I told you it was a small museum.) The Turriff and District Heritage Society is staffed entirely by volunteers and is a real tribute to the community of Turriff. As well as The Auld Post Office Museum in the High Street, there is the Session House, hidden away in the backstreets of Turriff.
If you are in Turriff any time soon, why not visit the Heritage Society. The Auld Post Office museum. is currently open 10-12pm Fridays and Saturdays. It's sma' but awfu' friendly! And if you can't be in Turriff, here's a link to their site. They also have a Facebook page
The Society hosts its AGM on March 21st and is always looking for new members.
Cally's talk was reported in the local paper, The Turriff Advertiser, who have also been hugely supportive of our work to date. .
The next talk on the 'tour' will be held in Banff on Tuesday 15th March at 2pm as part of the 'Banff Talks' series.
Anyone interested in booking Cally to come and talk about Leatham and The Deveron Press should email her at firstname.lastname@example.org