Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns

Rabbie Burns made two [recorded] visits to Stirlingshire.  Of these visits,  the most definitive account was published in 1899: Betty Black’s Inn. ‘PH’ bottom left, off Brook Street First OS  … Continue reading Where recorded history has gone astray: Rabbie Burns

An eccentric farmer’s tombstone

I came across this account printed in the Huntly Express of the 29th June 1900. It describes how an old tombstone was found in the chimney of the farm of … Continue reading An eccentric farmer’s tombstone

‘Whistling Willie’, the LION MAN

Whistling Willie was a Perth eccentric who was renowned for his obsession with the Glovers’ Michaelmas dinner. Whenever he was asked, he could immediately answer how many days there were … Continue reading ‘Whistling Willie’, the LION MAN