Youngest sister of Rabbie Burns

Reverend Charles Roger, Bridge of Allan, met the youngest sister of Rabbie Burns.  In his 1853 book “The Modern Scottish Minstrel” Roger’s records: “Having selected the Minstrels to be introduced, I … Continue reading Youngest sister of Rabbie Burns

G O L D B E R G S

This old newspaper advert is from 1973. GOLDBERGS Department Store was looking for Santa! My mum used to take me, with my older and younger sister, to  GOLDBERGS to see … Continue reading G O L D B E R G S

Faery Bridge

When I was a child my Granny used to take me to the Dunblane war memorial by the Allan Water which we crossed by the Faery Bridge. This reinforced concrete … Continue reading Faery Bridge

as if it were the only thing

Yesterday, with Sian and a Baird cousin from Rhode Island, we visited Drumdruills. Florence, who has been ‘Custodian’ of this farm and orchard for over 40 years now, was so … Continue reading as if it were the only thing