The Aultdrachty rauchle

Naebody mynds Aultdrachty noo, though lood it rattles still. Yet Aultdrachty’s watter wis’nae awas clear, an it hods a muckle saicret. Sae hearken, an hear the feech o’ the packman, … Continue reading The Aultdrachty rauchle

The Moss of Unthank

The Moss of Unthank is still to be found in Moray, Scotland. The land used to belong to a most distant forebear of my family. A man of privilege. A … Continue reading The Moss of Unthank

Din-raisin wi’ Donald

Finding Scotland’s Rural Past in the Footprints of Smugglers Written by Dr Peter J. Gordon, Sunday 20th January 2008 Published in the Leopard magazine, February 2008 Scotland’s Rural Past (SRP) … Continue reading Din-raisin wi’ Donald

Where eagles soar (part 1)

Chapter 2 of ‘Deeside Tales’: Where Eagles Soar – The Camlet The Camlet goes back to Abergeldy’s earliest days with a tied history stretching back to at least 1635, when … Continue reading Where eagles soar (part 1)

Where eagles soar (part 2)

Given such infamous inextricability, you may not be surprised to learn that Camlet John had brothers, and his elder brother Joseph is of particular interest. For clarity this Joseph has … Continue reading Where eagles soar (part 2)

Rowan and Ash Lament for Bovaglia (part 1)

Chapter 3 of ‘Deeside Tales’: Rowan & Ash Lament – Bovaglia I expect this to be a difficult chapter to write, not because I am blinded by my love of … Continue reading Rowan and Ash Lament for Bovaglia (part 1)

God with us – Abergeldy (part 2)

It is time now to leave the Jacobite cause and to return to Peter Gordon the eldest son of Captain Charles and Rachel Gordon. This Peter was to become the … Continue reading God with us – Abergeldy (part 2)

Lochnagar: stoneballs

Chapter 9 of ‘Deeside Tales: the stories of a small glen’ This chapter, let me say at outset, carries neither political correctness nor respect of authority. You see whisky, Deeside, … Continue reading Lochnagar: stoneballs