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
When I was last up to Lecropt, and having time on my hands, I slowly wandered around a meadow of graves. I came across this one: Defaced by time I … Continue reading Shocking death at Bridge of Allan Station
28th July 1831: Captain John Black died of cholera aboard his boat ‘Diana’.
COVENANTER’S GRAVE [Ecclesiamagirdle Chapel], Parish of Dron, Perthshire: This name applies to a common flat gravestone in the old chapel yard at Ecclesiamagirdle. Tradition asserts that the “Martyr” Thomas Small … Continue reading Thomas Small: another of a ‘cloud of witnesses’
I am not religious but in coming across this gravestone by chance on Tuesday, I found myself tearful. The grave is in Clunyhill Cemetery, Forres, and the words are by … Continue reading “Every word I think of does not seem enough”
Traigh Bhan, Kilberry Bay, Knapdale, Argyll. Peter visited the unknown sailor’s grave on Monday 4th February 2019 The stone is on machair, immediately adjacent to the shore. It is trapezoidal … Continue reading A sailor’s grave