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Groam House Museum in Rosemarkie on hunt for local history buff who has a winning way with words for intriguing National Lottery Heritage Fund project


By Hector MacKenzie

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Fortrose from days gone by.
Fortrose from days gone by.

Are you good with words and interested in local history?

Groam House Museum is looking for a writer to prepare new and engaging written material to accompany new exhibitions.

Groam House has a wealth of interesting material relating to historic places and events in Rosemarkie and Fortrose and it is hoped that the writer will engage with volunteers in helping to contribute to the new material.

Groam House has been awarded a grant from the NHLF’s (National Lottery Heritage Fund) Heritage Emergency Fund of around £2000 for this work, the main part of which is to be completed to January 31, 2021.

The grant will enable the Museum to re-use existing researched content to create new, inter-related, mini exhibitions.

Groam House Museum.
Groam House Museum.

Groam House hold original documents, objects and photos relating to Rosemarkie and Fortrose, including the poorhouse, the harbour, the lemonade manufactory, and the station, as well as the village shops and churches.

The museum also has documents and source material relating to the 1955 celebration of the 500 th anniversary of the creation of the Royal Burgh of

Fortrose and Rosemarkie, including the provost’s chain of office and medieval seals of the old burgh of Rosemaarkie and the new burgh of Fortrose. This background material will be available for the writer and the volunteer team to use to develop stories and texts for displays, online shows for the website,

blogs etc.

If you would like to apply for this exciting position please email doug.maclean@groamhouse.org by October 24, 2020.

Or for further information on requirements, please contact jill.harden@groamhouse.org

Old Mill Rosemarkie.
Old Mill Rosemarkie.

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