Kilmuir & Logie
and Logie Easter Community Council covers the geographical area of
the former parishes of Kilmuir Easter and Logie Easter, the area covered
by the present day Kilmuir and Logie Easter Parish Church. It comprises
the villages and rural areas of Milton, Kildary, Barbaraville, Balintraid,
Delny, Scotsburn, Lamington, Logie Hill, Newfield, and Arabella. Due
to the industrial development of the area in the 1970s, with the construction
of the Invergordon Aluminium Smelter and the Nigg Oil Construction
Yard, the population of the area grew significantly, with the village
of Milton in particular being considerably expanded.
schools served the area a century ago, there is now one school, Milton
School, with secondary education being provided by the
nearby Invergordon and Tain Academies. The major employers in the area
are Kenís Garage at Kildary, together with the various local
farms, though they now employ a fraction of their previous work force.
are four small shops scattered around the distict, a bark factory,
a workshop making pine furniture, and various home-based enterprises,
otherwise most of the population travels to work outside the area.
early 1900s there were two churches for each of the Church of Scotland,
the United Free Church of Scotland, and the Free Church of
Scotland. Now there is only the one Church of Scotland congregation,
which uses two buildings month about, and is a significant force
in community life.
village, as the largest population centre, besides having the primary
school, has a bowling club and Milton Inn,
one of two
in the area, the other being the Shandwick Inn. It also has a Community
House, which is a major centre for a wide range of community activities,
ranging from ante-natal classes through various tool lending schemes
and a second hand clothes rack to computer classes and an after-school