The Auld Gardener

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

Shocking death at Bridge of Allan Station

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

Thomas Small: another of a ‘cloud of witnesses’

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’

“Every word I think of does not seem enough”

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”