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Ross & Cromarty / Re: Neil MacGregor
« on: Thursday 07 June 18 08:18 BST (UK)  »
I spent some time yesterday, in Strathconon, with the Session Clerk of the Contin Church of Scotland who confirmed that the Church Records of his church, along with most other C of S churches, are with the NLS in Edinburgh.

Ross & Cromarty / Re: Neil MacGregor
« on: Thursday 07 June 18 07:53 BST (UK)  »

1881 census Simon McGregor at Tolly Glack ? occupation blacksmith

Glaick of Tolly - now demolished and ploughed over in the name of progress!

Ross & Cromarty / Re: Neil MacGregor
« on: Sunday 03 June 18 12:20 BST (UK)  »
As said earlier, have a look at the FreeCEN website, there are quite a few records for the MacGregor family in that area.

For instance....."MACGRIGOR (sic), Piece SCT1841/65, Fodderty Parish - Ross and Cromarty, ED5, Folio-0, Page 15.....

"MACGRIGOR, Alexander........" plus nine others.

The cottages were demolished in the sixties and there is now a field of barley waving in the breeze!


In an effort to get a definitive consensus of opinion on the interpretation of the various documents from which you are quoting, would you please scan and post them?



It's a crofting area on the south shore of Loch Torridon between Fearnbeg and Kenmore.

Glamorganshire Lookup Requests / Re: Aberfan Inquiry Plan.
« on: Sunday 16 July 17 17:26 BST (UK)  »

Many thanks for your reply and the links to the two sources of information. Much appreciated.

I was aware of these already but I was hoping that someone would have something tucked away they could pass on to me or perhaps point me to something which I could access online.

I'll contact the Methyr Library tomorrow to see if they can take my query further by way of some online access.

Glamorganshire Lookup Requests / Aberfan Inquiry Plan.
« on: Wednesday 05 July 17 20:05 BST (UK)  »
I 'm hoping that some kind member can help me obtain a copy of a newspaper cutting (or photo) showing the interior of the building used for the Aberfan Inquiry in October 1966.
I was a cartographer working with the Ordnance Survey when we were directed to make detailed plans showing the devastation caused by the landslip that claimed so many young lives.
I also had the privilege of having to draw a very large plan (c. 8' x6') which was used as a backdrop on the wall behind the "top table".

I used to have a newspaper cutting which was from one of the papers of the day but unfortunately over the years I have misplaced it. I know that all the papers and plans are in the safe keeping of the Glamorgan Archives as I have been in touch with them, but as I live about 500 miles away I am not able to make the journey down. They did say that they could carry out a search for me but the cost involved would be considerable bearing in mind the amount of material they have.

I am hoping that someone may have some photos or cuttings showing the interior of the venue which shows my plan in the background or may be a regular user of the Archives?

This quest was started by the tv broadcast which was screened last year to commemorate the disaster.

I'm attaching an image of the plan which I was able to get off the "paused" picture on the tv.

Inverness / Re: Jane MacDonald b.1865 Inverness
« on: Thursday 22 June 17 17:01 BST (UK)  »
If I have managed to attach them, here are a couple of plans which show the location of Shuttle Lane.

This link should show the relationship of what used to be Shuttle Lane and the present day. It appears that the Friars Bridge now covers most of what used to be the Lane....

Ross & Cromarty / Re: Matheson
« on: Wednesday 18 May 16 18:54 BST (UK)  »

I think I have now sorted the problem.

(The extract is from the 1:2500, 2nd edition, O.S. Plan no. 88.03 (Ross and Cromarty), published in 1906. It can be found on the National Library of Scotland website.)

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