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Newsletter 13: Spring 2008


Chairman's Introduction | Highland Branch News | Pale Brindled Beauty
Notes from the East | Promoting Butterflies and Moths in Sutherland and Caithness, 2007
Moth Recording in East Ross-shire (VC 106), 2007 | National Moth Night, Tannera Mor, August 2007
Common Blue | Field Trips Report, 2007 | Moth Traps | Books, Hatches and Dispatches | Moths Count
The Historic Treaty of Kindrogan | Report from the West Coast, 2007

The Historic Treaty of Kindrogan

Newer members may not be aware of the significance of this rather ancient document so I thought it would be worth inserting it for their benefit.

Ray Collier initiated the first meeting of Highland Branch at a prestigious meeting held in The Highland Regional Council Offices, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on 3rd June 1993. The talks included an “Introduction” by Martin Warren ( Conservation Officer ) “The Launch” by Magnus Magnusson KBE and a “Talk on Butterflies” by Neil Ravenscroft ( SNH Officer ). The Branch ticked over for a few years then in 1995 David W. McAllister took on the post of chairman. Shortly after on 16 November 1996 in the presence of numerous witnesses the now famous document, “The Historic Treaty of Kindrogan”, was drawn up and the land of Scotland divided into 3 branch regions and duly signed at the Kindrogan Field Centre. Highland Branch would cover mainland Highland and we were prepared to keep a watching brief on the isles (both N & W) but we did not feel it appropriate to take on direct responsibility for areas we could seldom visit. The Treaty of Kindrogan







“The Treaty of Kindrogan”.



A more user-friendly version.




The more user friendly version.







I attended that first meeting and have been a member ever since rising to the post of chairman at the AGM in 1997.

Jimmy McKellar

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