Friends of the Elphinstone Institute

The Friends of the Elphinstone Institute was formally constituted at an inaugural meeting held at the Queen's Hotel, Aberdeen, 12 March 2001.

Group photo in front of Johnshaven harbourThe aims of the group are:

  • to support the work of the Elphinstone Institute and its objectives of studying, recording and promoting the cultural traditions and language of communities in the North and North-East of Scotland;
  • to establish closer ties between the Elphinstone Institute and communities in the North and North-East of Scotland;
  • to help the Elphinstone Institute raise funds.

The officers are:                                                     The committee members are:

Robbie Shepherd         Honorary President                  David Northcroft          Kenny Hadden
Jenny Shirreffs Chairperson Malcolm Reavell Margaret Forbes
Barbara-Ann Burnett Secretary Elizabeth Campbell Janet Byth
John Ledger Treasurer Thomas A. McKean Ian Russell

Annual membership of the Friends of the Elphinstone Institute costs £12 (or US$20). You will receive newsletters and a copy of the constitution. Look out for news of forthcoming Friends events. To join please download a membership form here, and send it along with a cheque made out to 'The Friends of the Elphinstone Institute' to:

The Friends of the Elphinstone Institute, The Elphinstone Institute, MacRobert Building 040, King's College, Aberdeen AB24 5UA Scotland.