Oot an Aboot

Oot an Aboot

Every year, members run visits during the summer to interesting historical sites. To ensure numbers are manageable, these are open to members only and their invited guests.

 

Keep an eye on this web page or our Facebook page for details or any notifications of changes as they become available.

Oot an Aboot 2021 – Members Visit to Glen Tanar on 24th June at 09:30

We plan to make our second excursion in 2021 to parts of Glen Tanar that are less obvious to the visitor. Our walk will be led by one of the Glen Tanar Rangers and will start at Braeloine Visitor Centre and proceed along the South Drive. We will visit St Lesmo’s Chapel and, with luck, we hope to be able to go inside but if someone books a wedding at short notice we will have to stay outside. We will look at changes in the landscape over the last 200 years, visit the ruins of a house once occupied by Jacobites, and visit an old quarry.

for more details e-mail us at info@chromarhistorygroup.org.uk

Oot an Aboot – Member’s visit to  Migvie Kirk at 7pm on Wednesday 7th July.

Our next Oot an Aboot will be in just under two weeks time. Sorry about the short notice but we have only just confirmed the arrangements. We will have an evening visit at Migvie Kirk with Paul and Shona Anderson.

As you may be aware, Phillip Astor handed over custody of the Kirk to Paul and Shona in early 2020 just before the first lockdown. This will be our first chance to visit, catch up on the history of the building and hear about their plans for the future. The graveyard round the Kirk is full of graves of interesting people and there is also the Pictish carved stone to admire.

There will be a donation box so please be generous as the building depends on donations to keep it in a good state.

Oot an Aboot – Member’s visit to Cambus o May Quarry on Wednesday 1st September at 10:30am

As well as visiting the quarries and looking for evidence of how they were worked, the walk there and back gives us a chance to look at some interesting and impressive landscape features that provide insights into the dying phases of the glacier that once occupied this section of the Dee valley.
 
Be prepared for a walk of three or four kilometres over forestry tracks and footpaths with some optional short diversions into somewhat rougher terrain. Bring a packed lunch so that we can take our time to enjoy this beautiful corner of Deeside. Depending on the weather and the interests of the group, we could easily spend three or four hours on this trip. In the event of bad weather being forecast, we may have to select another day at relatively short notice.”