Echoes 18  2012

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The Waulkmill Stone Circle ExcavationNigel Healey brings us up to date on the surprising findings of this remarkable excavation

An Orphan BoyJoyce Marchant researches the childhood of one of her grandfathers

Dorothy Reid (1928 – 2012)A tribute to a greatly missed and valued member of our local community

The ‘Cleansing’ Of Cromar And Its AftermathJim Forbes reveals a horrifying but largely forgotten episode in our local history

WillieThe detailed tragic story in Doric of one local WW1 volunteer by Sheena Blackhall

William Robert Broomfield (1826 N 1828)Some new details about the life of this local hymn tune composer by Joyce Marchant

The MacRobert StoryMarion Miller’s digest of her soon-to-be-completed book about an extraordinary family

Scottish Mink InitiativeRita Barnes hangs up her waders and describes the background to this project

A Loon Fae The toonJohn Anderson recalls his childhood holidays at Loch-head with remarkable clarity

CHG Outing to Crawton, Summer 2012Deirdre Rattray’s account of a very enjoyable outing to this special place.

A Talented Tarland LoonDid you know of this Tarland connection?  Alan Lamont sets the record straight

The Witch and Wizard ot TarlandAnne Robson sorts fact from fiction in her researches into local lore

The Crofts of DrummyJan Healey teases out the complicated history of this all-but-vanished local community

The Auld Road To Drummie…and uncovers another Nellie Mellis poem

Trees – The Unsung Heroes of the Battle of TrafalgarSheila Ross follows up an intriguing reference on a wayside information plaque

Cromar History Group Outing to AuchtavanA report on another

Guile and the GaugerWhisky making in the Logie Coldstone area from Early Memories of Cromar and Canada

Making Whisky Was Very Hard WorkHow to make whisky in the traditional way – from Catholic Glengairn in the 19th Century

A New Look At Some Old StonesPeter Craig looks at some stones worked by folk who lived here a long time ago

Farm Bothies – If Only those Walls could TalkSandra McRoberts indulges her fascination with old local bothies and their history

Crans Of TarlandGreg Cran from Canada is looking for more information for his family tree

Three Saints Associated With Logie Coldstone and TarlandThe first of two articles by Hugh Cochran about saints with local connections

Some Local Landscape PuzzlesPeter Craig indulges his fascination for making up stories about rocks and landscapes