The Strachur and District Local History Society was established in September 2007 to gather and record material relating to the history of the Parish of Strachur and Strathlachlan, to make such information available to the public at large, and to stimulate interest in local history among residents of the area. It has brought together people with an interest in diverse aspects of local heritage - including family history, clan history, oral history and archaeology.
Historic Images We have been collecting local historical images and now have a database comprising some 450 digital copies of postcards as well as a range of photographs provided by local people.
Projects One of our first projects was to make an inventory of the gravestones in Strachur Churchyard, and with the addition of Strathlachlan Churchyard and other local memorials this was first published as a booklet in 2010 and the 2nd edition is now available with amendments and additions. Several other projects are underway. We would be very pleased to hear from anyone who has any memories of Strachur, Strathlachlan or St Catherine’s that they would like to share and photographs or other documents they would like to pass on. We will also do our best to answer any of your queries on the history of the area. We also offer a service to repair and retouch old, tired, worn, torn, faded and frayed photographs, for which there is no charge although we are always pleased to accept voluntary donations to our funds.
Meetings We have periodic evening meetings and open days, which have been very successful, and we now have our own small room at Strachur Memorial Hall where we are making available a collection of local historical material for the public to view on request.
Photo: Inveraray Ferry at the pier in front of St Catherine's Hotel. The date is not known precisely but it is probably before the first World War.