AN INTRODUCTORY NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT
A very warm welcome to the Highland Society of London website.
As well as providing a widely-accessible summary of our charitable activities and of our long and proud history, I would encourage all Members to use the portal regularly to engage more with the Society, wherever they are based around the world.
In particular, Members of the Society are encouraged to click through to the Members Area for more detail on our latest events and specific donations, including recent updates on the following:
Notice of March Court and Dinner, 14th March 2018 (invitation to follow)
Long-list of books nominated for the inaugural Highland Book Prize
Report on Royal National Mod 2017, held in Lochaber
Report on “A Write Highland Hoolie”, the Mallaig Book Festival 2017
Acknowledgement letter from Scottish Piping Society of London 2017 competition
In particular, I would draw everyone's attention to the recent launch of the Highland Book Prize, an exciting new award granted by the Highland Society of London and facilitated by Moniack Mhor and the Ullapool Book Festival.
We are continually seeking to increase the financial support that we give to our chosen charities. We have set up our JustGiving site on the face of the website to enable Members and non-Members to give one-off donations or regular payments by direct debit, however big or small. Members are also encouraged to suggest new beneficiaries for donations close to their hearts provided such beneficiaries fall within the focus of the Society’s objects. It is very pleasing and encouraging that our funds for distribution continue to grow.
With nearly 400 members I do hope that, proudly and collectively, we can step up our support for existing and new beneficiaries in this way. We will continue to update the website whenever it is merited. I know that many Members enjoy attending Society events because it is an excellent opportunity to meet up with old friends and to hear some fine piping. Thus the website is also intended to enable this part of the Society’s activities to operate better, and to continue to enjoy each other’s company.
Thank you for your interest and support