Herecules Linton Memorial Trust held their first engagement event last Thursday, January 28, at Bervie Primary School.
In November 2015, a successful series of events were held to celebrate the award of a Historic Scotland plaque dedicated to Inverbervie born, Hercules Linton, the designer of the famous Cutty Sark.
Following the success of these events, the remaining Trustees of the Hercules Linton Memorial Trust requested that the management of this group be transferred to Mearns Heritage Services (formerly A Howe o’ the Mearns Heritage Association) under the management of Project Director, Dave Ramsay.
At the first community engagement a large signed and framed copy of the Cutty Sark plans was handed over to the school, along with a scale model of the Cutty Sark, by the Trust Project Manager, Dave Ramsay and Archives Officer Alan Reid.
Dave said: “We were delighted that Jessica Lewis, Curator of the Cutty Sark, Greenwich was able to be part of our celebrations in November, and as a gesture she provided a signed copy of the Cutty Sark plans to be presented to the school, to acknowledge the huge contribution which the school made to the Cutty Sark Project. The Bervie school contribution of research and songs is now featured on the Greenwich Cutty Sark website, which is a tremendous achievement for a local Project”
Alan Reid, Archive officer also presented a scale model of the Cutty Sark, and Jacky Niven, Vice President of the Maggie Law Maritime Museum, and Chair of the Mearns Creative Community Fund, presented a trophy Quaich to the school for the promotion of artwork.
The Roy and Nancy Hutt trophy for Artwork was a donation by Sheena Brennan from Canada, a relative, who attended a small ceremony last year, where Roy and Nancy’s ashes were interred in the cemetery. Nancy grew up in Gourdon and moved away, but her final wishes were to come home to Gourdon.