Echoes No 21 2015
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Or you can download the individual articles listed below:
‘In Cot And Castle’ – Jim Forbes tells the story of Dr Andrew Robertson, a prominent 19th century local citizen.
Keeping Your Eyes Open – Andrew Wilson spots an unusual relic in St Moluag’s churchyard.
From Indego To Tarland Lodge – Some episodes in the history of Tarland Lodge, by Simon Welfare
Droving Days Of The Past – Sheila Ross explores the history of droving, once so important in the economy of Cromar.
Riding the Royal Highlander – The days of stagecoaches on Deeside are brought to life by Ann Raeburn.
The Life and Times of James Roger 1809-1896 – Joyce Marchant documents the life of one of her great grandfathers from Rhynie.
Extracts from the Diary of Kenneth Matheson – Some glimpses into the life and interests of a gamekeeper at Balronald in the early 1900s.
Tarland Translation – Tongue-in-cheek Doric translations of offshore engineering jargon by Brian Black.
CHG Excursions 2015 – Peter Craig’s notes for historical excursions exploring parts of Glen Gairn and Glen Nochty.
Breaking News! The Old Kirk Belfry – Some images of an iconic Tarland feature that we may not look up to much longer.
The One That Got Away – A reprint of an article by Ian R Mitchell about Duffdefiance, visited by the Group this year.
Meet Our Ancestors – Jan Healey & Joyce Marchant take a close look at the styles of gravestones in the Kirkyard.
What the Papers said about Cromar – Nigel Healey has been plundering the British Newspaper Archive for local old stories.
A Time of Change – A minister at Kincardine o’ Neil remembers rural life in his parish as it was before 1800.
The Graceless Loon – A poem by Marion Angus about a youth once scorned by a beautiful Tarland lass.
The Balronald Thrash o’ 72 – Brian Black’s poem recalling a memorable visit to Balronald by Robbie Gibb’s thrashin’ mill.
Next time you whizz along the Gellan straight – More evidence supporting Tarland’s claim to be Deeside’s oldest continuous settlement.