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Thurso Town Improvements Association

www.thurso.org

Thurso Town Improvements Association (T.T.I.A.) emerged from a small entertainment committee which ran ceilidhs in the town to raise funds.

The first T.T.I.A. committee was comprised of local business people and members co-opted from other various local organisations.

The objective of the original committee was to raise funds to benefit the amenities in Thurso and this objective remains the same today

The Thurso Gala was the main source of fund raising income and all the citizens of the town rallied to support it and continue to do so.

The first Personality Queen was Alice Swanson. She was crowned by Lady Sinclair, wife of Sir Archibald Sinclair who was the local MP and also Minister for Air during the War, and grandfather of our current MP John Thurso. The title changed to Gala Queen in later years.

Following the crowning a parade of decorated floats proceeded through the town. Further numerous events took place throughout the following week. The funds raised were donated to many local groups e.g. Pipe Band, Swimming Club, Lunch Club, Bowling Club and others.

Over the years the T.T.I.A. have funded, or helped fund, many projects within Thurso, the main one being the refurbishment of the Boating Pond area which received commendations and a plaque, which was presented at the time by Bella Cormack, the Towns' Provost.

E-mail
townimprovements@thurso.org

Postal Address
Thurso Town Improvements Association

Thurso
Caithness

Chairperson
Doreen Macleod
16 Barrock Street
Thurso
Caithness
KW14 7DE
Tel: 07834 185719



News for Thurso Town Improvements Association

23/6/2017
Thurso Town Improvements (TTIA) Tia The Big ArrivalThumbnail for article : Thurso Town Improvements (TTIA) Tia The Big Arrival
Thurso Town Improvements Association (TTIA) are proud to introduce to you our mascot - TIA.  Tia was designed by young creative genius Scott Hughes from Miller Academy primary school.  
Thurso's Midsummer Madness - DanceThumbnail for article : Thurso's Midsummer Madness - Dance
Part of the Thurso's Midsummer Madness weekend..  
Thurso's Midsummer Madness - Day One At The DammiesThumbnail for article : Thurso's Midsummer Madness - Day One At The Dammies
See poster for details of Day on of the Midsummer Madness weekend in Thurso..  
Thurso's Midsummer Madness - Day Two At The DammiesThumbnail for article : Thurso's Midsummer Madness - Day Two At The Dammies
See poster for full details..  
26/6/2016
Thurso Gala 2016Thumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2016
The crowds were out in force for Thurso Gala 2016 night on Saturday 25 June 2016.   The change of venue to the car park area seems to have been a good one with much wider space for all the activities.  
28/6/2015
Thurso Gala 2015 - PhotosThumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2015 - Photos
Thurso Gala 2015 See Link above..  
12/7/2014
Thurso Gala 2014Thumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2014
See photos for Thurso Gala 2014 at the link above..  
13/4/2014
Thurso Gala Queen 2014 Announced
Thurso Gala committee have announced the names of the 2014 gala court.   Gala Queen: Eilidh Harper.  
20/7/2013
Thurso Gala 2013 PhotosThumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2013 Photos
Thurso Gala 2013 - See photos link above..  
Thurso Gala 2012Thumbnail for article : Thurso Gala 2012
Another well attended gala in Thurso.   Thurso Gala is held every year at the beginning of August..  

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