Brora at Play
The exhibition of 2005 proved to be the most successful so far, with over 400 photographs being collected. Only around 160 were able to be displayed, so the rest were put into folders for people to browse through at their leisure.
The stunning collection of photographs and artefacts, covering the sporting and leisure activities in the parish of Clyne, was opened by guest of honour, footballer Dennis Pryde. Chairman Nick Lindsay recounted the sportsman’s debut for Brora Rangers at the tender age of 13 in the 1950s
The audience were greeted by a centrally-placed, static stage display of life-size mannequin models playing football, golf, bowls and curling, as well as a Gala Queen and attendant, a majorette and a football supporter at Dudgeon Park. To one side of the stage, there were also models dressed in Guide and Brownie uniforms. Eventually, one of these models became animated, revealing Jacqui Aitken dressed as a 1920s Guide who regaled the guests with the Guide Promise and stories of the Movement of old.