A major programme of maritime heritage events is planned for Gourdon and Inverbervie, culminating in the unveiling of an Historic Scotland plaque dedicated to Inverbervie born Hercules Linton, the designer of the famous Cutty Sark.
The programme of events begins on Thursday November 19 in the Mission Hall in Gourdon with an illustrated talk about his diving experiences along our coast, by Rod McDonald, Author, Shipwreck Researcher and Motivational Speaker. On Saturday and Sunday (November 21 and 22) in Gourdon Village Hall, from 10am–4.30pm each day, there will be an exhibition by Mearns Creative Community Fund, a collective of local artists.
On Saturday morning (weather and tide permitting) the new Montrose lifeboat and the Stonehaven inshore lifeboat will be in Gourdon Harbour. Again with weather and tide permitting the Catterline and Gourdon skiffs will provide a rowing challenge for the Maggie Law Challenge Trophy, sponsored by Bruce and William Dorward.
On Saturday evening there will be a Linton – Mowatt memorial dinner in the Burgh Hall in Inverbervie, where Jessica Lewis, Curator of Cutty Sark, Greenwich will be the keynote speaker. The programme of events concludes on Wednesday November 25 in the Harbour Bar, Gourdon, with an evening of Poems Pints and Pies. Tickets for the dinner are available at £15 for a two course dinner, auction and entertainment, from Dave Ramsay, (01569)75070 or the Harbour Bar, Gourdon.