The Heritage and Cultural Centre Project group consists of Ian Blackford, Ann Blackford, Maggie McPhee, Fay Thomson and Natalie Bayfield.
We would be happy to encourage other members of the community to support and help us in our work
The Trust, supported by friends of Glendale local community hosted a two week Glendale Heritage Exhibition at Borrodale School from the 17-29th August 2009.
The intention behind the exhibition was to tell the story of Glendale and its people and of course with such a rich history to Glendale there were a wide number of topics to cover.
Glendale is well known in the struggle for Land reform and the history of the Glendale martyrs of course played a central part of the exhibition as well as documenting the effect of the clearances throughout Glendale, telling amongst other stories the eviction of the community from Lorgill.
The history of Glendale people in the first and second world wars proved popular as did many of the photographs of Glendale and its people down through the ages.
Being in Borrodale School it was most apt that we documented the history of education in Glendale.
The exhibition was well received and the trust, believe that there is a desire to develop a permanent heritage and cultural centre in Glendale.
We are in the process of developing a business plan and in the mean time have entered into communication with Highland Council to seek continued use of Borrodale School which is in itself an important initiative to make sure the school continues to be used as an educational resource for the people of Glendale. We consider it critical that the school can be utilised by the community until such time as there is sufficient demand to see the building being used as a school again!