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Nov
24
Fri
Moray Society Lecture Series 2017/18: The Health of the Nation: the role of some Moray women before the NHS @ Elgin Museum
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Moray Society Lecture Series: Winter 2017/18

7.30pm Friday 24th November, 2017

Entry: £3, members £2, students £1.50

Elgin Museum Hall: Doors open at 7 pm

Helen Mackenzie, early pioneer of social services in north east Scotland

The Health of the Nation: the role of some Moray women before the NHS

A talk by Susan Bennett, former Curator of Elgin Museum

Helen Leslie MacKenzie, from Dufftown, is the central figure in this talk. Starting as a pupil teacher, she and her husband became important players in early social services in Scotland being particularly involved in the Highlands and Islands Medical Service that was a forerunner of the NHS. Other women referred to are Margaret Stephen, another pupil teacher who became the headmistress of the Elgin Girls’ Technical School; Helen Rose of the Rose Nursery and Ella Munro, who became a Queen’s Nurse in Fair Isle. All of these women were important in the fight against poverty.

 

Dec
2
Sat
Young Marvels Victorian Christmas Crafts Drop-in @ Elgin Museum
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Young Marvels Victorian Christmas Crafts Drop-in

Victorian Christmas

Saturday 2 December, 11am to 1pm Elgin Museum Side Hall

A special Christmas event for our Young Marvels club!

Travel back in time to our Victorian Christmas, and make your own Victorian Christmas decorations.

Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult, and please bring along your Young Marvels membership card!

Free entry, although donations are gratefully received.

Dec
3
Sun
Wielding Power & Watery Places: a guided tour of Burghead’s heritage (HHA2017) @ Burghead
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Burghead collage

Wielding Power & Watery Places: a guided tour of Burghead’s heritage

Sunday 3rd December 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Wielding Power and Watery Places: Two thousand years of interaction between people, landscape and seascape at Burghead Headland

Join local archaeologist Leanne Demay for a guided walk around Burghead Headland. This walk through time will consider the people who shaped the landscape, from the inhabitants of the mighty Iron Age fort, to today’s planned village.

Burghead headland boasts a rich, multi faceted landscape, being the location of Scotland’s largest Iron Age promontory fort, historic graveyard, enigmatic well, and Thomas Telford designed harbour.

PLEASE NOTE: This walk will cover a distance of c.2km (1.2 miles) over varying terrain, and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility. (meeting point TBC – this will be communicated prior to the event by email)

FREE ACTIVITY – BOOKING ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED!

Book online on our Eventbrite page.

Meeting point TBC (this will be communicated prior to the event by email)

This tour is provided thanks to the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

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