Echoes 15  2009

You can download the complete edition as a .pdf file Here. It is about 5 megabytes in size.

Or you can download the individual articles listed below:

Tarland KirkA summary of many hours of research into these familiar ruins – by Joyce Marchant.

Folk Who Speak in StrathspeysSpeaking out for a valuable, if not always valued, strand of NE heritage – by Paul Anderson

The Royal Sheils Of DeesideAn illustrated journey round some of the Royal Family’s favourite Deeside haunts by – Sheila Ross

CHG Field Trips and VisitsAn account of some memorable CHG excursions during 2009 – by Rita Barnes

The Mysterious Mrs MartinResolving the mystery raised in the first article of last year’s Echoes – by Dorothy Reid

Donation of Postcard CollectionOne sample from James Harrold’s recently donated collection of 120 Tarland area postcards

The Reverend William Wallace O!A humorous poem – and another mystery to solve – researched by Dorothy Reid

Hogmanay in CromarBelle Green’s reminiscences of how she celebrated Hogmanay as a child

The Send -Aff: St. Moluag’s Kirk, TarlandA poem inspired by Belle Green’s funeral – by Sheena Blackhall

Alex Blackhall – from Cabbage King to Barley KingThe story of one of Tarland’s best-known larger-than-life characters – by Peter Craig

John Kellas and the Logie Coldstone Car Hire ServiceA familiar sight in Logie Coldstone for several decades – by Graham Bruce

Monaltrie Estate in 1755A description of Deeside life in 1755 – and a warning to amateur researchers – by Peter Craig

The Life of a Tarland LassThe story of Bessie Page (née Calder) as told by her son – Bob Page

The History and Restoration of Poldhu WellsLook what was found in the woods! The story of a successful local project – by Nigel Healey

The Lass o’ the LechA tragic local tale re-told  – by Gibbie McIntosh

A Tarland fire – and requests for informationSome research nuggets and some questions – from John Morrice

Next time you whiz along the Gellan straight…… – You might be amazed at what lies under the heather here – just look at this map

Reminiscences of Cromar and CanadaA revealing account of schooling in Logie Coldstone in the mid-1800s – by D R Farquharson