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GAELIC SOCIETY OF INVERNESS.

OFFICE-BEARERS FOR 1889 | OFFICE-BEARERS FOR 1890

CHIEF. Sir Henry C. Macandrew.

CHIEFTAINS. Rev. Thomas Sinton. Bailie Alex. Mackenzie. William Gunn.

CHIEF. Ian Murray Grant of Glenmoriston.

CHIEFTAINS. Bailie Alex. Mackenzie. Roderick Maclean. Provost Ross.

HON. SECRETARY. William Mackay, Solicitor.

SECRETARY AND TREASURER. Duncan Mackintosh, Bank of

Scotland.

MEMBERS OF COUNCIL. Alex. Macbain, M.A. Duncan Campbell. Bailie Charles Mackay. John Macdonald. Donald Fraser of Millburn.

HON. SECRETARY. William Mackay, Solicitor.

SECRETARY AND TREASURER. Duncan Mackintosh, Bank of

Scotland.

MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.
Alex. Macbain, M.A.
John Macdonald.
William Gunn.
D. H. Chisholm.
H. V. Maccallum.

LIBRARIAN.
William Fraser.

PIPER. Pipe-Major Ronald Mackenzie.

BARD. Mrs Mary Mackellar.

LIBRARIAN. William Fraser.

PIPER.

Pipe-Major Alex. Maclennan.

BARD. Mrs Mary Mackellar.

COMUNN GAELIG INBHIR-NIS.

CO-SHUIDHEACHADH.

1. 'S e ainm a' Chomuinn “COMUNN GAILIG INBHIR-N18."

2. 'S e tha an rùn a' Chomuinn :-Na buill a dheanamh iomlan 's a' Ghailig; cinneas Canaine, Bardachd agus Ciuil na Gaidhealtachd ; Bardachd, Seanachas, Sgeulachd, Leabhraichean agus Sgriobhanna 's a' chanain sin a thearnadh o dhearmad ; Leabhar-lann a chur suas ann am baile Inbhir-Nis de leabhraichibh agus sgriobhannaibh-ann an capain sam bitha bhuineas do Chaileachd, Ionnsachadh, Eachdraidheachd agus Sheanachasaibh nan Gaidheal no do thairbhe na Gaidhealtachd ; còir agus cliunan Gaidheal a dhion ; agus na Gaidheil a shoirbheachadh a ghna ge b'e ait' am bi iad.

3. 'S iad a bhitheas 'nam buill, cuideachd a tha gabhail suim do runtaibh a' Chomuinn; arus so mar gheibh iad a staigh :Tairgidh aon bhall an t-iarradair, daingnichidh ball eile an tairgse, agus, aig an ath choinneimh, ma roghnaicheas a' mhor-chuid le crannchur, nithear ball dhith-se no dheth-san cho luath 's a phaidhear an comh-thoirt; cuirear crainn le ponair dhubh agus gheal, ach, gu so bhi dligheach, feumadh tri buill dheug an crann a chur. Feudaidh an Comunn Urram Cheannardan a thoirt do urrad 'us seachd daoine cliuiteach.

4. Paidhidh Ball Urramach, 'sa' bhliadhna . £0 10

Ball Cumanta . . . . . 0 5
Foghlainte . .

. O 1
Agus ni Ball-beatha aon chomh-thoirt de 7 7

6
0
0
0

5. 'S a' cheud-mhios, gach bliadhna, roghnaichear, le crainn, Co-chomhairle a riaghlas gnothuichean a' Chomuinn, 's e sin-aon

GAELIC SOCIETY OF INVERNESS.

CONSTITUTION.

1. The Society shall be called the “GAELIC SOCIETY OF INVERNESS."

2. The objects of the Society are the perfecting of the Members in the use of the Gaelic language; the cultivation of the language, poetry, and music of the Scottish Highlands; the rescuing from oblivion of Celtic Poetry, traditions, legends, books, and manuscripts ; the establishing in Inverness of a library, to consist of books and manuscripts, in whatever language, bearing upon the genius, the literature, the history, the antiquities, and the material interests of the Highlands and Highland people ; the vindication of the rights and character of the Gaelic people ; and, generally, the furtherance of their interests whether at home or abroad.

3. The Society shall consist of persons who take a lively interest in its objects. Admission to be as follows:- The candidate shall be proposed by one member, seconded by another, balloted for at the next meeting, and, if he or she have a majority of votes and have paid the subscription, be declared a member. The ballot shall be taken with black beans and white; and no election shall be valid unless thirteen members vote. The Society has power to elect distinguished men as Honorary Chieftains to the number of seven.

4. The Annual Subscription shall be, for-
Honorary Members . . .

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. £0 10
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6
Ordinary Members . . . . . 0 5 0
Apprentices

0 1 0 A Life Member shall make one payment of . 7 7 0

5. The management of the affairs of the Society shall be en trusted to a Council, chosen annually, by ballot, in the month of

Cheann, tri Iar-chinn, Cleireach Urramach, Rúnaire, Ionmhasair, agus coig buill eile-feumaidh iad uile Gailig a thuigsinn 's a bhruidhinn; agus ni coigear dhiubh coinneamb.

6. Cumar coinneamhan a' Chomuinn gach seachduin o thoiseach an Deicheamh mios gu deireadh Mhairt, agus gach ceithirla-deug o thoiseach Ghiblein gu deireadh an Naothamh-mios. 'S i a' Ghailig a labhrar gach oidhche mu'n seach aig a' chuid a's lugha.

7. Cuiridh a'Cho-chomhairle la air leth anns an t-Seachdamhmios air-son Coinneamh Bhliadhnail aig an cumar Co-dheuchainn agus air an toirear duaisean air-son Piobaireachd 'us ciuil Ghaidhealach eile; anns an fheasgar bithidh co-dheuchainn air Leughadh agus aithris Bardachd agus Rosg nuadh agus taghta; an deigh sin cumar Cuirm chuidheachdail aig am faigh nithe Gaidhealach roghainn 'san uirghioll, ach gun roinn a dhiultadh dhaibh-san nach tuig Gailig. Giulainear cosdas na co-dheuchainne le trusadh sonraichte a dheannamh agus cuideachadh iarraidh o 'n t-sluagh.

8. Cha deanar atharrachadh sam bith air coimh-dhealbhadh a' Chomuinn gun aontachadh dha thrian de na'm bheil de luchdbruidhinn Gailig air a' chlar-ainm. Ma 's miann atharrachadh a dheanamh is eiginn sin a chur an ceill do gach ball, mios, aig a' chuid a's lugha, roimh'n choinneimh a dh'fheudas an t-atharrachadh a dheanamh Feudaidh ball nach bi a lathair roghnachadh le lamh-aithne.

9. Taghaidh an Comunn Bard, Piobaire, agus Fear-leabharlann.

Ullaichear gach Paipear agus Leughadh, agus giulainear gach Deasboireachd le run fosgailte, duineil, durachdach air-son na firinn, agus cuirear gach ni air aghaidh ann an spiorad caomh, glan, agus a reir riaghailtean dearbhta.

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