Heaven at last

In 1897, a Newport solicitor,  Robert Walker came across  a tombstone in Kilmany churchyard to an ancient Fife family. On a well-preserved copper plate he found the most beautiful words … Continue reading Heaven at last

Wings ower Outerston

This gravestone in Temple churchyard commemorates John Craig, a local tenant farmer at ‘Outorstoun’ and two of his children. It is recorded on the stone that John Craig died in … Continue reading Wings ower Outerston

The Crew Ship COLUMBO

In Faslane Cemetery, just by the gate, is this tombstone: It was erected by the widow of John  Reeve who died of Cholera on board of the Crew Ship Columbo … Continue reading The Crew Ship COLUMBO

The inscriber ran out of room

On the back of a tombstone in Humbie Churchyard I came across this inscription: You will notice that, in the second line, the inscriber ran out of room. Footnotes: *The … Continue reading The inscriber ran out of room