Friday, 26 February 2016

PerthshireCrieffStrathearn Local History Blog : Index February 2016 of all Blogs




















Sir David Baird and his monument at Strowan near Crieff . His story  is the most  popular "blog " to date ! 


1. It is  now four years  since i statrted  writing  my local history " blogs "  and list  below a chronological list of the 155 written to date . It is  straightforward to find and read  any specific one that interests  you . Log on as normal to the web site :

http://perthshirecrieffstrathearnlocalhistor.blogspot.co.uk/

You will note on the right  hand  side it lists  the year and the number of blogs written in that year Click on that  and  you  will see the last  one of that year  Scroll down until you find the one you are after.  Note  that when you see " older posts " at the bottom right hand corner , clicking  on that  will take you further back if required to find your selected blog .

2. What has been the most popular "blog " ? You will see the pic od Sir David Baird and the Baird Monument  above . The story of  this famous  soldier ( Blog number 39, July 2012)  is Number One with nearly 1800 hits . Number Two is  quite surprising " Crieff Shops and Businesses  100 years ago " (Number 92  November 2013 )with some 1600 hits and in third place The Story of Transport in the Strath  ( Number 27 June 2012 )with just over 1400 hits .


The PerthshireCrieffStrathearn  Local History "blog " has become truly international 



3. What is always interesting  is  to know where the blog viewers  come from In the four  years that  we have  been around , we have  had nearly 84 000 hits . The largest number , not surprisingly came from the Unitred Kingdom (it  does not  separate this into the  constituent states  such as  Scotland or England ) . Second is the United States  with some 18.5 %  followed  closely by Germany on 16.5% .I was  quite surprised  to note that in 4th place was Russia  recording  some 3 000 hits ( 3.66 % ) , 5th was France ( 2.8 % ) , 6th  Ukraine , 7th Canada, 8th Australia , 9th \China and 10th Poland .


Blog Index


1.       26 February 2012 : Welcome  !
2.       26 February 2012 : Colin's Books on Perthshire
3.       27 February 2012 : The Lost Castle of Fowlis !
4.       27 February 2012 : Gone ! Gone ! Gone!
5.       27 February 2012 : Ferntower House
6.       28 February 2012 : Our Shame Over Inchaffray Abbey
7.       1 March 2012 : Some Strathearn Names and their Origins
8.       5 March 2012 : The Crieff Coat of Arms
9.       11 March 2012 : Crieff some 6 000 years ago !
10.   18 March 2012 :The Cursus of Crieff
11.   20 March 2012 : The Oldest Roman Frontier
12.   22 March 2012 : The Crieff Tryst
13   29 March 2012 : Strathearn – the Kingdom of Fortren - birthplace of modern Scotland
14.   30 March 2012 : A Bloody Battle in the Heart of Strathearn
15.   1 April 2012 : Strathearn's Pictish Trail
16.   1 April 2012 : Intrigue In Pictish Strathearn
17.   4 April 2012 : THE CELTIC EARLS OF STRATHEARN - MEDIEVAL ROBBER BARONS ?
18.   5 April 2012 : Tom a Chastel - The Royal Castle of Strathearn
19.   6 April 2012 : The Breadalbane Campbells, The Campbell Brothers of Crieff and the American    Civil War
20.   11 April 2012 : The Breadalbane Campbells , The Campbell Brothers of Crieff and The American Civil War Part Two
21.   1 April 2012 :Strathearn's Pictish Trail
22.   15 April 2012 : The MacRosty Bandstand -Crieff's Edwardian Gem
23.   1 May 2012 : The Story of Weaving  in Crieff and Strathearn  ( Part One )
24.   10 May 2012 : The Story of Weaving in Crieff & Strathearn ( Part Two)
25.   22 May 2012 : The Story of Weaving in Crieff & Strathearn ( Part Three )
26.   26 May 2012 : Fancy A Trip On The Crieff Canal ??
27.   2 June 2012 : The Story of Transport in the Strath
28.   6 June 2012 : Witchcraft in Strathearn - Part One of Two
29.   11 June 2012 : Witchcraft in Strathearn - Part Two of Two          
30.   18 June 2012 : The Story of Highland Toffee
31.   22 June 2012 :David Mallet , Crieff poet and con man .
32.   27 June 2012 : The Rev. Dr David Malcom LL.D , academic, minister , teacher and forgotten poet of Madderty and Crieff ( 1763 – 1833 )
33.   3 July 2012 : The Pow - Strathearn's Historical Drain !
34.   9 July 2012 : The Rise and Demise of the Leather Tanning Industry in Crieff & Strathearn in the 18th and 19th Centuries
35.   13 July 2012 : The Crieff Riot of 1780
36.   14 July 2102 : THE BURNING OF THE STRATHEARN TOWNS AND VILLAGES : Part One
37.   15 July 2012 : The Burning of The Strathearn Towns & Villages : PART TWO
38.   17 July 2012 :The Story of Ferntower House
39.   18 July 2012 : General Sir David Baird ( 1757 to 1829 )
40.   22 July 2012 : Alexander “ Snacks ” Taylor (1862 –1954) : Crieff Soldier's Incredible Military Record
41.   6 August 2012 : Peter Crerar (1882 –1961 ) “ A pioneer of many interests “
42.   10 August 2012 : The Village and Parish of Blackford
43.   12 August 2012 : Tullibardine Chapel – A Pre Reformation Gem Well Worth A Visit
44.   23 August 2012 : The Wells of Strathearn - magical , mystical , Holy and ordinary !
45.   25 August 2012 : Six Months Of My Local History Blog
46.   5 September 2102 : Celebrate Crieff- A Festival of History
47.   5 September 2012 : . Well,well, well – yet more wells ! Once Crieff’s only source of fresh water
48.   7 September 2012 : Bonnie Strathearn
49.   14 September 2012 : Lewis Miller - farm boy - religious rebel - entrepreneur - lad o' pairts !
50.   23 September 2012 : Religion is an intensely personal thing
51.   23 September 2012 : Churches of the Strath - a Way of Life
52.   7 October 2012  : St Fillans Perthshire - a look into it's past
53.   28 October 2012 : The Witches Maze At Tullibole Castle Crook of Devon
54.   4 November 2012 : William McGregor ( 1846 –1911 ), football pioneer
55.   5 November 2012 : Ewan and Uncle Denis( Ewan McGregor and his Uncle Denis )
56.   21 November 2012 : Trades and Industries That Have long Gone
57.   22 November 2012 : The Last Thatched House In Crieff
58.    13 December 2012 :  Where was that ? The Crieff of yester year !
59.    13 December 2012 : The Perthshire Clearances and Glen Beich
60.   31 December 2012 : New Year : Hogmanay in the Strath and the Comrie Flambeaux
61.   11 January 2013 : The Crieff Burgh Band /Crieff Silver Band
62.   12 February 2013 : Thanks for looking !
63.   19 February 2013 : Comrie Floods of 1898 & 1928
64.   21 February 2013 : Crieff Community Action Plan 2013 / 2018 - History Repeats Itself !
65.   4 March 2013 : Crieff to Perth Road Building in the 18th Century
66.   5 March 2013 : Ruberslaw House - a relic of Crieff's Georgian past
67.   6 March 2013 : What a " Relief " - a tale about our religious past and a forgotten Kirk that still stands!
68.   8 March 2013 : Cock Fighting In Crieff -Big Crowds and Big Money In The 19th Century !
69.   11 March 2013 : Bridgend and Crieff in the Early 19th Century
70.   21 March 2013 : Yes – These Are Really Strathearn Names !
71.   24 March 2013 : Jacobites of Strathearn - the'45 Put Into Perspective
72.   2 April 2013 : The Stayt of Crieff - Site of the Court of the Earls of Strathearn
73.   29 April 2013 : Crannogs – the amazing artificial islands that abound in Perthshire’s many Lochs
74.   10 May 2013 : A look at the historic village of Methven and its Castle
75.   27 May 2013 : Strathearn and Perthshire's Role in the Wars of Independence : Wallace and Bruce .
76.   7 June 2013 : The Carpow Logboat a late Bronze Age gem plucked from mud banks of the River Tay
77.   18 June 2013 : The History of the Broich Cursus Gradually Unravels !
78.   28 June 2013 : The Drummonds of Strathearn - their Castle , Rob Roy and a King's
mistress !
79.   14 July 2013 : A Roman Fort on the Edge of Their World
80.   24 July 2013 : Auchterarder in the 1790s - home to the Ryder Cup in 2014 at its Gleneagles Golf Club !
81.   5 August 2013 : : The Sad Demise of The Crieff and Strathearn Hand Loom Weavers c 1860
82.   6 August 2013 Crieff in the early Victorian Days
83.   11 August 2013: Crieff at the time of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1897
84.   16 August 2013 : INNERPEFFRAY - AN ANCIENT CHAPEL - THE OLDEST LENDING LIBRARY IN SCOTLAND PLUS  A ROMAN FORD AND ROAD !
85.   29 August 2013 : Crieff’s High Street Before World War 1 ( 1913/1914 ) Part One
86.   5 September 2013 : The Murder of the “ Red Fox “ - a mystery unsolved for over 250 years
87.   23 September 2013 :Toshach Castle - Strathearn Stronghold of the Clan Macintosh
88.   9 October 2013 :The Ancient Secrets of Glenlednock above Comrie – a look at this Highland glen in the 18th and 19th centuries
89.   28 October 2013 : Our lost heritage
90.   4 November 2013 : Heritage Restored - The Wild Beauty of Rannoch
91.   18 November 2013 :The Strathearn Village of Dunning and its fascinating heritage
92.   28 November 2013 : Crieff Shops and businesses 100 years ago ( names & places )
93.   15 December 2013 : Jacobites in Strathearn
94.   30 January 2014 :The Meaning of Many Local Place Names Around Crieff
95.   2 February 2014 : Strange Roman Apparitions in Strathearn
96.   5 February 2014 : Huntingtower Castle
97.   6 February 2014 : Cultoquhey - " at the back of a snowdrift "
98.   11 February 2014 :Drummond Arms Hotel Crieff And Our Neglected Heritage
99.   13 February 2014 :Two Years of Our PerthshireCrieffStrathearn Blog
100.16 February 2014 : Saint Fillan And His Cures For Sundry Ailments
101. 20 February 2014 : Strathearn Perthshire Past and Present In Pictures
102.25 February 2014 :The Rev McAllister And A Religious "Punch Up" In Crieff
103 9 March 2014 : Pestilence and Arson in 17th Century Strathearn
104.28 March 2014 : The Poorhouse and Poverty in Crieff in the late Victorian Period
105.14 April 2014 : History of the Parishes of Monzievaird And Strowan
106.21 April 2014 : Daniel Robertson -a "Lad o' Pairts "** - the local ploughboy who became a millionaire
107.7 May 2014 : The Last Hanging In Crieff ; Kangaroo Court ?
108. 11 May 2014 : The Strathearn Heritage of Prince William and Kate Middleton and more about Kinkell -the "Terrible Parish " !
109 .11 May 2014 :New Blog Site For Perthshire Crieff and Strathearn Pictures Old and New
110. 14 May 2014 : Ancient History and Heritage of Strathearn Begins to Be Recognised
111.1 June 2014 : Royal MacRosty : The Visit of William and Kate , Earl and Countess of Strathearn
112. 9 June 2014:   A look into some interesting Crieff archives
113.11 July 2014 : The Sad Demise Of An Historic Part of Crieff : PART ONE
114.12 July 2014 : The Sad Demise Of An Historic Part of Crieff : PART TWO
115.22 July 2014 : The Sad Demise Of An Historic Part of Crieff : PART THREE
116.26 July 2014 : The Sad Demise Of An Historic Part of Crieff : PART FOUR
117. 17August 2014 : Some Important Buildings of Strathearn
118.22 August 2014 : A Battle of Kings Fought On Our Doorstep
119.11 September  2014 : Pictish Strathearn and a lost or misplaced Kingdom !
120. 21 September 2014 : Who Do We Think We Are ? Scots Brits or “Anglais” ?
       THE 2014 SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM AND  SOME OBSERVATIONS , HISTORICAL AND OTHERWISE
121.     6 October 2014 : Castle Cluggy and Loch Monzievaird
122.   20  October 2014 : Crieff's " Dad's Army - the Home Guard of World War 2
123.   17 November 2014  : Hogmanay & Handsel Monday - Two Time Honoured  Crieff Festivals
124.   03 December 2014 : Lady Mary's Walk
125.   14 December 2014 : The Coal Mines That Wouls Have Changed The Strath - A Fortunate Escape !
126.   31 December 2014 : The Earn- The Heron And A Precious Stone !
127.   01 Januuary 2015 : A Happy New Year Ftom Crieff And Strathearn !
128.   06 January 2015 : The Ancient Church of Strowan near Crieff
129.   09 January 2015 : Fowlis Castle - A Forgotten Part of Strathearn's Heritage .
130 .  13 January 2015 : A Walk Around Old Crieff In The Steps of the Drovers
131    29 January 2015 : Tullibardine Castle and the Pride of the Scottish Navy !
132.   20 February 2015 : The Railways of Strathearn .
133.   23 February 2015 : Its Been Three Years of this Blog !
134.  27 February 2015 : Beer Was Brewed In the Strath before whisky was distilled !
135.  8 March 2015 : Crieff at the Time of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee in 1897 .
136. 23 March 2015 : The Rise and fall of Inchbrakie – The Story of the Graemes and why a great house was demolished and a family heritage threatened.
137. 26 March 2015 : St Michael’s Churchyard Crieff and 1972 Survey of Gravestones .   
138. 8 April 2015 : Whisky – uisge beatha- The Water of Life and Crieff’s Distilling Heritage .
 139. 14 April 2015 : Dundurn – Ancient Pictish Fort
  140.  16 May 2015 : A Place Called Balloch                                                                               
  141. 12 May 2015 : Inchaffray Abbey at Madderty – Our Forgotten Heritage .
   142. 2 June 2015 : Glen Artney and Auchnashelloch : A Royal Forest and Comrie’s Highland Heritage
   143.11 June 2015 : Ardunie Watchtower and Walk the Roman Road
    144. 13 July 2015 : The March from Callum’s Hill in Crieff to Tibbermore : an account of one of Scotland’s bloodiest battles
    145.20 July 2015 : Crieff old Parish Church and Graveyard in 1888
   147. 30 July 2015 : Start of Democracy in the Strath
   148.  25 August 2015 : Crieff Crimes of Yesteryear
   149. 27 August 2015: Crieff Past and Present : Published on the 7th January 1888
    150. 9 November 2015 : Crieff and Some of its Artefacts : Action Now !
    151. 22 Novmber 2015 : Ewan and Uncle Denis
   152. 28 November 2015 : Castle Clugggy at Ochtertyre .
   153.4 December 2015 : The 1832 Voters Roll for Starthearn Including Crieff , Auchterarder ,Blackford , Muthill and Comrie.  PART ONE.
    154. 10 January 2016 : Strowan Past and Present
    155. 15 January 2016 : Stanley Mills – Our industrial Hertitage