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OUTING TO VERDANT WORKS April 14th 2016

"We had a really enjoyable visit to Verdant Works yesterday.. Having the gentleman in his tail coat and top hat to guide us made it even more special.We learned a lot about the jute industry which will help us when we have clients whose ancestors worked in the Blairgowrie Mills..."

   
   
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Young people from SCYD have approached the Trust for help to discover more about the history of their new building on Gas Brae. Meg Luckins (Chair) presented a representative with copies of books on local history sponsored by the Trust. They also have copies to sell for help with funds.

   
   
   
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Ingar Nilsson from Swedent sent us a copy of her recently published book about raspberry growing all over the world. Her research for the book led us to our website and she has included Blairgowrie and Rattray in her book. The text, of course, is in Swedish, but many of the illustrations will be familiar to local people. You will be able to see this beautiful book on our stall in the Wellmeadow on May 28th.

   
   
   
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May 28th 2016

Strathmore Community Market day stall on our current theme of "Schools" proved very popular. We were delighted to receive a visit from John Swinney, our local MP who now holds the Scottish Government's Education portfolio.

   
   
   
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Visit to Angus Archives and Restenneth Priory, Forfar.

In June a combined group of Local History and Genealogy Group members made a prearranged visit to the Hunter LIbrary, two miles outside Forfar, to view documents from the Angus Archives. Apart from their intrinsic value, we chose these records because the town and surrounding area has a strong likeness and shared history to Blair and Rattray.

We were made very welcome by the museum team with an introductory talk from the team leader. They had laid out a selection of photos and documents about subjects we had chosen in advance.  These subjects included historic info on poor relief, schools, Angus and its people, Burgh records and pre history.  We were then free to inspect at leisure their wealth of all types of information and photographs in their archives. 

An added bonus was the opportunity to visit the beautiful and atmospheric ruins of Restenneth abbey, which are just behind the library building. A lovely trip out and highly recommended for a visit.

   
   
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2017
The next Local History Trust quarterly meeting is on Thursday October 26th 2017 at 7.30pm in the Fire Station.

For further information please contact the Trust Secretary.

   
 

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