Relaunch and AGM
The Elphinstone Institute researches and promotes the culture of the North and North-East of Scotland
At the recent Relaunch and AGM, on Wednesday 19th April 2023, Jenny Shirreffs, and John Ledger retired from their positions as Chair and Treasurer respectively, after more than 20 years of extraordinary support to the Friends of the Elphinstone Institute, and to the Elphinstone Institute. They were thanked profusely by members of staff and the Friends for their sterling efforts over the years. The new office bearers elected are David Francis as Chair, and Jim Brown as Treasurer. Eilidh Whiteford and Alison Sharman were welcomed onto the committee.
The Friends of the Elphinstone Institute was formally constituted at an inaugural meeting held at the Queen's Hotel, Aberdeen, 12 March 2001.
The 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.
|Robbie Shepherd||Honorary President||Malcolm Reavell||Margaret Forbes|
|David Francis||Chairperson||Elizabeth Campbell||Janet Byth|
|Barbara-Ann Burnett||Secretary||Thomas A. McKean||Ian Russell|
|Jim Brown||Treasurer||Eilidh Whiteford||Alison Sharman|
Annual membership of the Friends of the Elphinstone Institute costs £15 (or US$20) from April 2023 to February 2024, thereafter the annual subscription will be £20.00 for 12 months). You will receive Elphinstone Institute 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.
Registered Scottish Charity SC047342