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Crieff Shops and businesses 100 years ago ( names & places ) - Part Two

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List of the Retail and Business Outlets in Crieff in 1913/1914 giving name of proprietor and address - Part Two
One Hundred Years Ago !
This is Part Two of the Blog  published on the 29th August 2013 I have listed all the names  and addresses of the businesses and professions . Of the ten banks listed only two ( the Bank of Scotland and the Clydesdale ) remain . Campbell the Bakers is still in King Street albeit at a different address . Of the other names that still trade  we have solicitors  Graham & Finlayson in Comrie Street , Frank Thomson in East High Street and the Strathearn Herald is still around  but operating from Perth and not Crieff . Such is
change !



Bakers (6)
Hugh Campbell 2 King Street
Crieff Cooperative Society East High Street
David Ferguson 53 King Street
Peter McCowan Comrie Street
WH McKinlay26 High Street
Robert Taylor 50 High Street and 1 King Street
Banks (10 )
Bank of Scotland Galvelmore Street
British Linen CoBank High Street
Clydesdale Bank Ltd West High …

The Strathearn Village of Dunning and its fascinating heritage

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We are fortunatein havingnumeroussmall villages and places of historic interestscatteredthroughout the Strath . Undoubtedly one of the villageswhich stands out amongst the best in terms ofboth ancient and modern heritageis Dunning . Located south of the River Earn at thefoot ofthe Ochil Hills , ithas a uniquepast well guarded and protectedby the Dunning Parish Historical Society . The Society has been active over the decades having undertakennumerous schemes aimed at preserving a respectand knowledge of life as it was in thisquiet part of Perthshire Founded in 1992 it currently hasover300 members and apart from awell designed and informative web site http://www.dunning.uk.net/ it holdsregularmeetings in the village addressedby a variety of speakers on selectedtopicsof interest .
The Society has transcribed various censusreturnsfor the village and these areavailableto downloadare consult on theirweb site . Again in a genealogical vein , DPHS has produced a grave yardsurvey of…

Heritage Restored - The Wild Beauty of Rannoch

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Renovation nearly completed 
 
Rannoch Lodge before the fire  I am consciousof the needto ensure that ourheritage is beingcaredfor andthatfuturegenerationscan appreciate the wonderful fabric of lifehere in Perthshire- the “ big county “ ! Heritageofcourse comesin a variety ofdifferent forms be itin the material fabricof a building , a place or indeed a spokenword . For some considerable time , I havebeen involvedin advisingand assisting in the restoration of one of Perthshire’s oldest houses – Rannoch Lodge , located at the west end of Loch Rannoch . This isa part of Scotlandthat is often missedby thetourist due to itscomparative isolation . Loch Rannoch is some ninemiles in length withroads on both sides . Referredto by Alasdair Alpin MacGregor as the Loch of the Vanquished Clans in his book “ Wild Drumalbain ” itisbetter known perhaps as the Road to the Isles :
Sure by Tummel and Loch Rannoch and Lochaber I will go
By heather tracks wi' heaven in their wiles.
If it's thinkin…