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  • THE HANDSOME WIDOW - (27 KB - MS Word)
    The following song was recently found in a bundle of papers and it was undated and unsigned. I thought it would be fine to share it at this time of year....
  • RAVAGES OF WAR - (57 KB - MS Word)
    Kemnay is one of these communities that have not one but two memorials commemorating those who gave their lives in the First World War. The reason for this ...
  • FITBA CRAZY - (141 KB - MS Word)
    For some reason, now lost in the mists of time, Kemnay was suspended from the league during the 1953 season but was reinstated in 1954...
  • THE STONE COMES HOME - (26 KB - MS Word)
    Last month we left the Laird of Kemnay's gravestone slowly making its way from Aberdeen to Kemnay by way of Skene. This route may have been preferred as it ...
  • A STONE TO REMEMBER - (26 KB - MS Word)
    It is a pastime of many people these days of wandering round churchyards reading inscriptions on gravestones to try and find if the dear departed may be a long lost relative...
  • SOME GO TO CHURCH - (25 KB - MS Word)
    The following undated press cutting was found while rummaging through an old box recently...

  • PROVIDING FOR THE POOR - (26 KB - MS Word)
    Over these past few months we have been finding out how the Kirk provided for the poor folks within the parish. This was the primary use to which the weekly collections were put. Necessitous cases received money directly out of the plate...
  • THE PLIGHT OF THE POOR - (26 KB - MS Word)
    In the mid eighteenth century regular employment was something of a luxury and many folks had to make do with casual labouring jobs around the estate...
  • VILLAGE CENTRE - (26 KB - MS Word)
    Last month we left the Kirk Session of Kemnay having distributed all their funds to hand in July 1758 and about to find out what monies were available to them. It was learned that Alexander Law in Craigearn held twelve pounds in Scots money (£1 sterling) of...
  • TAKING STOCK - (26 KB - MS Word)
    Over the centuries the Kirk has been central to the life of the countryside – possibly more so than at the present time. The buildings in which the people worshipped belonged, in most cases, to the local laird or landowner who carried out...
  • TERM DAYS AND QUARTER DAYS - (27 KB - MS Word)
    The winter solstice has passed and the sun is slowly but surely climbing up into the sky. Winter, one hopes, is wearing past – or is it? Long before the weather man gave regular forecasts of the weather, our forefathers had sayings which gave some guidance as to the type of weather which might be expected ...
  • KEMNAY AND THE SCOTTISH REGALIA - (26 KB - MS Word)
    Following the Coronation of Charles II as King of Scotland at Scone on 1st January 1651, the Regalia of Scotland, consisting of the Crown, the Sceptre and the Sword of State, were sent to Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven for safe keeping. But these were troublesome times in Scotland...

 

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