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When the duke of Gordon was showing Wellington the Gordon Highlanders he pointed out that there were a couple of dozen? of them could call him something more than colonel. ;D

Bests,
Skoosh.

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Inverness / Re: Macdonalds of Laggan 'Long-John's relatives
« on: Sunday 09 January 22 16:38 GMT (UK)  »
Second thoughts folks, raised Melgarve with a local and its quite possible that the Geograph photos of Melgarve is indeed the house that Duncan the keeper & Isabella lived in. The south front has one door & a window, the north has a door and two windows and is adjacent to General Wade's Melgarve bridge of about 1730. Now a bothy the front door accesses the livingroom with a small bedroom off with a north window. The stairs lead to two bedrooms, one large which covers the stable below with north door and window.
 Sir John Ramsden bought Glenshiro & Sherramore estates to add to his Ardverikie (the big hoose on "Monarch of the Glen") holdings and proceeded to build lodges, farms etc'
 His architect John Rhynd designed and built a number of shepherd's houses on the Upper Spey & Glen Roy with the fanks well away from the houses and a small byre/stable at the west end. Very fancy for shepherd's houses of the time but these don't match the lay-out of Melgarve or the joinery work.
  Dating 1870/80 the house nearest Melgarve doesn't fit the census returns for 1851/61 and the probability is that Melgarve was built by a former laird. In any case, if Duncan died at Melgarve in the 1880's that's the house

Bests,
Skoosh.
 

 

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The Common Room / Re: Constant house moving
« on: Sunday 09 January 22 15:36 GMT (UK)  »
Good Man! ;D

Skoosh.

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The Common Room / Re: Oldest legible gravestones in England, Scotland, Wales, NI?
« on: Friday 07 January 22 15:27 GMT (UK)  »
These huge hogback Stones were dug up in the kirkyard of Govan Old Parish Church, Glasgow. they are on display inside the church, I attended a packed funeral there for Jimmy Reid so couldn't get a decent look, must go back.

https://museumcrush.org/unlocking-the-mysteries-of-the-govan-stones/

A Good New Year;
Skoosh.

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: one nation or what?
« on: Saturday 01 January 22 10:57 GMT (UK)  »
Boris undoubtedly has his faults but is doing a great job for Scottish independence! ;D

A Guid New Year,
Skoosh.

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Inverness / Re: Macdonalds of Laggan 'Long-John's relatives
« on: Saturday 01 January 22 10:39 GMT (UK)  »
The houses shown at Melgarve on Geograph were built by Sir John Ramsden 1870-80 so presumably Duncan & Isabella died there. The house the family occupied in the 1850s/60s was possibly a bit like the black-houses in the Newtonmore museum?
 The Upper Spey, from Garva Bridge to beyond Loch Spey, was formerly subdivided and let as sheilings to farms lower down the Spey and only occupied in summer. These McDonald's were hardy folk wintering at nearly 1200 ft. The business of keepers & shepherds living isolated in such remote locations was a result of the Clearances.

A Good New Year folks,
Skoosh.

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Inverness / Re: Macdonalds of Laggan 'Long-John's relatives
« on: Wednesday 29 December 21 17:26 GMT (UK)  »
Well done indeed Monica, a Crathy birthplace, formerly 30 houses, indicates that the McDonald's were probably RC's.

Bests,
Skoosh.

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Lanarkshire / Re: Glasgow Duke St. Gen. Assoc. Anti Burger Church records 1760's
« on: Sunday 26 December 21 19:38 GMT (UK)  »
Looks like the Mitchell might have the answer,

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Glasgow_Nonconformist_Church_Records

Bests,
Skoosh.

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The Common Room / Re: Constant house moving
« on: Sunday 26 December 21 19:20 GMT (UK)  »
Flitting day=Term day! As for the suggestion that this is slang, struth! folk in Scotland have flittings not removals.
 As for the English and their "Jabs"  ;D they'll be having jabbed edges next ;D

Skoosh.

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