Echoes 24  2018

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Editor’s Piece – Some of the background to this year’s bumper issue

Dad’s Pride And Joy  – Rob Blackhall restores his father’s Oliver 80 tractor

The Migvie Charmer – Ron Fletcher fromToronto is puzzled by one of his ancestor’s gravestones at Migvie

Corrachree Pictish Symbol Stone – This neglected local symbol stone gets a fresh look from Lindsay Mair

St Wallach’s Stone – Who would have dreamt of such goings on in Logie Coldstone over 150 years ago?

The Ballad of Corrachree – The lyrics of this traditional ballad resurrected recently by Shona Donaldson

Sheila Ross (1935 – 2018) – Our tribute to this greatly missed founder member of CHG

The Poachin’ Loon – And we mark the passing too of Rob Adam, village stalwart and gifted Doric poet

Inspired by Lady Clark of Tillypronie – Marion Miller explores the background to Lady Clark’s Cook Book

We Must Not Forget – Dan Snow argues that our children must not think that history belongs to the past

Logie Coldstone School Project – And these pupils take this message to heart with their WW1 project

What happened to Bombadier Reid? – It is just a postcard – but what is the story behind it?

CHG Outing to the Craw Stane at Rhynie – A memorable group moment in 2006 captured in a photo

Hammer and Tongs – Jim Forbes researches the history of the blacksmith trade and of our local smiddies

From Tarland to the Land Down Under – The personal account of a bold journey to Australia when Sandy Mellis emigrated in 1960

The Ald Tarland Bus – Sandy remembers the Tarland ‘Bluebird Bus’ and its passengers in verse

Rediscovering Boghead Cottage and Mrs Martin – Isabel and Andrew Wilson share discoveries they have made about their house’s past

George Abel  1856 – 1916 – Joyce Marchant reviews the many perceptive Doric poems of this Udny Free Church minister

An Old Well at Oldtown of Kincraigie – A rare insight into the largely forgotten and lost technology of rural water pumps

Tarland Show – An evocative poem by Sheena Blackhall – with some appropriate photos

A Far Travelled Bell – The surprising story of a local kirk bell shared by Lawrie Lennox

The Ordie Diatomite Workings – Peter Craig gives a comprehensive account of this local industry using new sources

Wanted on Sheriff’s Warrant – A wonderful relic of Victorian policing in the form of a ‘wanted poster’

He Was Habit and Repute a Thief – A contemporary newspaper account of the high-profile trial of the arrested thief

“A disgrace to a civilised nation!” – A sheriff gives his forthright views on Tarland in this 1808 newspaper extract

It’s Just a Story – Mildred Coutts recalls her childhood days in a very different Tarland

Mummy Moo and the Rubber Carrots – Deirdre Rattray shares another children’s story from when her family were young

A Series of Coincidences – It just had to be Tarland for Rita Barnes