A9 dualling: additional information

The A9 is currently undergoing work to dual the stretch between Luncarty and the Pass of Birnam. If you are heading north on Scotland’s trunk road let your imagination recreate … Continue reading A9 dualling: additional information

And. The. Just / Who.

John Matheson of Bennetsfield followed the Earl of Cromarty in 1745, in support of Prince Charles, and fought on that side, with some of his brothers, on the fatal field … Continue reading And. The. Just / Who.

Reached by ‘one of the finest avenues in Scotland’

Kenmure castle, New Galloway, is now a roofless ruin but is still reached by ‘one of the finest avenues in Scotland’:

‘Lady Green Sleeves’

I recently visited what survives of Inchbrakie, near Crieff. This was the centuries auld hame of the Graeme family until the ‘modern’ mansion house was sold in 1882 – only … Continue reading ‘Lady Green Sleeves’

He walked out through the entrance gate

The sun had just risen on Sunday 22nd July 2018 as I walked through golden crops to Panmure Estate (I was in my kilt as later that morning I was … Continue reading He walked out through the entrance gate

‘Down comes the house that nobody wants’

Early morning of Sunday 22nd July 2018 I explored Panmure Estate near Carnoustie. Panmure house was demolished in 1955 but much of its designed landscape survives. The following is an … Continue reading ‘Down comes the house that nobody wants’

Rashiebog

The following account of Rashiebog has been transcribed by Dr Peter J Gordon from contemporary newspaper archives: This remarkable man was known all over the shire, and even much beyond … Continue reading Rashiebog

Under the Cosh – Mill of Cosh

Chapter 5 of ‘Deeside Tales’: Under the Cosh – Mill of Cosh Abergeldy has taken us on quite a journey meeting the good, the great, and the not so great … Continue reading Under the Cosh – Mill of Cosh