Thursday, December 29, 2016

Royal Dornoch 400-Year Community Time Capsule to be buried on Monday, January 2

Dornoch, Sutherland: As the final event of the prestigious year in Dornoch, Royal Dornoch Golf Club and the local community have come together to organise the burying of a Time Capsule commemorating the 400 year celebrations and life in Dornoch.

The capsule will include many items from throughout the 400-year celebrations including a signed pin flag by all the Royal Dornoch Staff and mementos of the year from the club and community.  
 As technology moves apace it was decided, in addition to electronic media printed images of the events, the professional golfers, the celebrities, members, community, and visitors would also be included.

Neil Hampton, General Manager, comments “It caused an interesting discussion within the Club, from our older members thinking of the changes in their lives, to the younger members thinking of what developments they will see over the next 100 years.”

Supporting the project, Lynne Mahoney, Curator, Historylinks Museum, has worked with the Brownies and the Boys Brigade working with each group on a collage that can be rolled up and put inside the capsule.
 The work details the organisations the children belong to and what life is like for them in 2016, then the children's predictions for life in 2116.

“2016 has been a wonderful year for us here in Dornoch.” Commented Joan Bishop, Chair of DA CiC. “Royal Dornoch Golf Club’s celebrations and the embracing of the event by the local business, local people, schools and organisation have created such a positive sense of community.  If we capture that in the Capsule it will be brilliant.”

The time capsule will be buried on Monday 2nd January 2017, after the East of the Burn v West o’ the Burn match.  An ideal location at the start of the path that leads from the 18th green to the clubhouse, was chosen, with all who play the Royal Dornoch Course over the next century will walk over that very spot.  A plaque will be placed above the capsule, with instructions for the box to be opened in 100 years.

As a closing thought we hope that many of the youngest involved will be there to open the capsule when Royal Dornoch and the Community Celebrate 500 years of golf in Dornoch.



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