Given the limited facilities currently available locally, the always present chance of wind and rain (even on the best of days), and our dislike of public speaking, we intend this to be a short event – light on speeches, heavier on symbolism, and really just as an excuse for bringing people together.
It will hopefully still be memorable however, as well as being warm and sunny.
This is, after all, our official marking of a historic event – the acquisition of the land by, and for the benefit of, the community here.
What we will ultimately make of that opportunity still remains to be seen [but] as well as celebrating this current moment/achievement, and as well as looking forward together – we also would like to take the opportunity of sharing the day and reminiscing a little with those who were part of that initial settlement of the Glebe over 80 years ago — a few of the people who lived and grew up here in its earliest, formative days.
We will take a short amble, starting from the former gateway where ‘Nead a Sgoil’ meets ‘Port na Carraidh’, past the Meeting House, past the Weigh-Bridge, and finally up to the new Estate Office up the hill (Cnoc an Oifis perhaps?). (See itinerary and map overleaf for further details)
We very much look forward to seeing you—former residents, current Glebe-achs and new and old visitors alike on Saturday.
The Keose Glebe Management Team
Location 1 (The Gateway)
- Piper: Gordon Macintosh
- Welcome Address: John A Maciver
- Prayer: Rev Iain M Campbell
- Psalm: Singing Calum Macdonald
- Chairman: Angus M Smith
- Ribbon Cutting: Chrissie M Shuttleton/Jaya Yearly
Location 2 (The Meeting House)
- Fizz and Canapes
- John A Maciver
- Official Toast
Location 3 (The Weighbridge)
- Photography Session
Location 4 (The Estate Office)
- Lorne Macleod
- Official Flag Raising
- Cake Cutting
- Grace: Donalasdair Smith
As the event will take place on and around the road, we would ask that all Keose and Glebe residents and any potential visitors try to avoid the area between 3 and 4pm if possible.
Some limited parking is available, but we would ask that all visitors intending to make use of these facilities have arrived by 2:45pm at the latest. We would encourage as many residents as possible just to walk down.
We will make every effort to cater for people needs. If you need some special assistance, then please get in touch/let us know on the day.
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