Gordon Urquhart: 1958 – 2012

24 Feb 2012 in Heritage, Highland

Ewan MacRae and Gordon Urquhart on the top of Ben Nevis

Gordon Urquhart worked with HI~Arts from 2006 until 2008 on the Heritage North project, along with his colleague Ewan Macrae, and we retained regular links with him thereafter.

Gordon was devoted to the history and heritage of the Highlands and Islands.  One lasting project which he launched while with us was the Forestry Memories programme in association with Forestry Commission Scotland and the Centre for Historical Studies, UHI.

Sadly Gordon passed away unexpectedly on 10 February 2012 whilst living in  Zambia, where he was supporting his wife Anne as she worked as a volunteer for the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET).

In memory of Gordon we are seeking to raise £500 towards a Memorial plaque in aid of The Highlanders’ Museum Redevelopment Project at Fort George.  This seems especially appropriate given Gordon’s work in researching military history.

Any monies raised over and above the £500 will be wholly donated to Anne’s charity organisation, THET.

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