The aim of Strathdearn Natural History Club is to increase the understanding and enjoyment of the landscapes, geology, flora, fauna and archaeology of Strathdearn.
Day: Generally 4th Thursday of month, September to April for indoor meetings. Field trips from time to time.
Location: Tomatin Village Hall
Thursday October 27th 7:30
Review progress of project to update Anne Glynne-Percy's photo archive of historic sites in Strathdearn.
Also to discuss contribution to the Dalarossie preservation project.
No meeting but informal outings to get more photos, grid references etc for photo archive
December - No meeting
Thursday January 26th 7:30
Illustrated talk by Duncan MacDonald of Speyside Wildlife on their perspective on the importance of Strathdearn for ecotourism.
Thursday February 23rd 7:30
Illustrated talk on travel in Chile by David and Kathy Bonniface
Thursday March 23rd 7:30
TBA - Possibly an update of "not So Long Ago" recordings.
Thursday April 27th 7:30
AGM, refreshments, light hearted quiz.
Art in Strathdearn celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year! We welcome members from the local community and beyond to enjoy the mutual support and encouragement engendered amongst like minded people.
We meet in the village hall on Thursdays from 2pm - 4pm ( spring & summer times) working on individual projects but sometimes as a group -producing for example the painted glass panels in the entrance to the Millennium Hall.
We have a number of tutors throughout the year chosen to inspire and inform. Topics this year include Charcoal Portraiture, Basket Weaving and Driftwood Sculpture. Craft workshops are included to appeal to those who prefer working with materials rather than more painterly mediums.
Our annual Exhibition in August is an established and popular event in the village calendar - a showcase for our accomplishments.
Contacts for more information -- Betty Watson 511271 & Pam Hardwick 511766
Strathdearn Football Club was formed in the early 90's by Jimmy Irvine and managed by him until 2005. Club Captain Kenny Macdonald has been with the Club since it was formed. The current squad comes from Tomatin and Strathnairn and plays in the Strathspey and Badenoch Welfare League.
This winters weather has played havoc with the Inverness League programme due to end in February. As at date of writing, Tomatin have played just 8 of their 16 scheduled league games and currently lie in second position in the league. However, in view of the varying number of games played by different teams, a true position is difficult to establish at present. Hopefully the weather will improve and allow more matches to take place.
The present team comprises of a squad of 20 players. The team strip is maroon with yellow flashes. League matches are played on Tuesday nights and Cup matches on Friday nights both at 7pm.