New Chairman for Wick Society
It has been announced that Donald Sinclair has retired as Chairman of The Wick Society after nine years in the role. During this time he has presided over a period of significant change and has taken the Society to new levels of popularity.
The changes began with the formation of the Society into a Company Limited by Guarantee in January 2004. This enabled new methods of working to be introduced and the formation of focus groups to work on different aspects of the Society's objectives. A Museum Section concentrates on the Heritage Museum and its growing popularity as a visitor attraction. A Boat Section takes care of The Isabella Fortuna and the other traditionl boats owned by the Society. A third section was formed to take on the formidable task of preserving the Johnston Photographic Collection, and this has just inspired a new Section to research Local History and Dialect by recording the human stories that lie behind the artefacts and images in the Society's collections.
Donald will continue to serve as a director of the Society.
Harry Gray has now assumed the responsibilities of Chairman. He is widely known in Wick (and far beyond the boundaries of Caithness) for his historical knowledge. His writings and popular talks are a regular feature of local life.
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