The James A Mackie Memorial Trust.
The James A Mackie Memorial Trust is a company limited by guarantee. The Trust is named after James A Mackie, a ships engineer from Burghead, lost overboard from the steam drifter fishing boat INS111 Eminent off Skye in 1922.
The widow and four sons returned to the Garmouth area after the loss of a husband and father to be near the maternal family. Grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren, daughter-in-laws and other relatives still live in the Garmouth and Burghead areas today.
Over the period since the family moved back to the Garmouth area, they have seen massive changes in the beach at Kingston – upon – Spey (a feature that stretches over 8 miles westwards from Portgordon). The actions of the sea, wind and tides are believed to have removed in excess of 6 million tonnes of material from the beach, (a shingle, apposition beach, similar to Dungeness in Kent) in the past 30 or so years. That erosion has picked up in velocity in recent years. Similar erosion has also been seen along most of the Moray coast line in recent years.