John McGregor was Gardener for Dunblane. Today he would be called a “Council worker” but in his time his occupation was termed: “Statute Labourer”. John McGregor lived with his wife … Continue reading The Auld Gardener
I rise very early, and on Monday I went for a local walk along the Allan Water to Dunblane. It was a little drizzly and the river was in good … Continue reading 27 High Street, Dunblane
Keir estate is a most ancient one. For centuries it was owned by the Stirling family but is now in private ownership. If you have traveled on the M9 is … Continue reading Keir Gardens
During this Coronavirus pandemic, as my once daily local exercise, I have visited early in the morning, our local churchyard at Logie. It is where my Grandfather and Granny are … Continue reading Hats, Hats, Hats!
28th July 1831: Captain John Black died of cholera aboard his boat ‘Diana’.
The graves of three people were buried in this small enclosure in 1830. They had all died of Cholera and their friends declined to carry them any further for fear … Continue reading Achravole