Shout to the top

I will shout to the top about Drumdruills! This fruit farm and orchard was that of my grandfather. Music credit: ‘Shout to the top’ (a brilliant cover of a Style … Continue reading Shout to the top

‘Vintage note’

This delightful sketch of the globe was drawn by the Scottish architect James Salmon. The sketch was an integral part a letter dated 10 July 1899. It is understood that … Continue reading ‘Vintage note’

A most ancient place

I have recently come across this account of the ancient history of Drumdruills, which in my grandfather’s time was a fruit orchard. The etymology of Drumdruills is still being revealed, … Continue reading A most ancient place

‘The Two Worlds Opinion’

John Wright Paton was born in 1825 at Kennetpans on the banks of the river Forth. By 1851 he had been appointed as Head Gardener at Crimonmogate, Aberdeenshire: It is … Continue reading ‘The Two Worlds Opinion’