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  • THE GREAT GALE - (26 KB - MS Word)
    This month, January 31st in fact, sees the 60th anniversary of one of the worst gales to hit this part of the country...
  • STORMY TIMES - (573 KB - MS Word)
    During the 1950s there were several bouts of quite stormy weather. One such period was at the beginning of February 1958, when, on Saturday 8th February there were two funerals from Kemnay Parish Church...
  • SCOTLAND'S BIGGEST EXPORT - (435 KB - MS Word)
    Over the centuries one of Scotland's greatest exports has been manpower. Some of this was voluntary, sometimes it was compulsory...
  • A FAMILY LEAVES - (2435 KB - MS Word)
    William Fraser persuaded four of his brothers to join him in America to engage in the then booming granite trade. Initially they quarried at Llano, a small city (so called by the Americans) which lies about 75 miles north west of Austin...
  • REUNITED AT LAST - (217 KB - MS Word)
    Annie Fraser, second daughter of William Fraser and Jane Bain, married John Cameron who worked as a hotel boots in Glasgow. He developed heart disease followed by pulmonary tuberculosis and died at Backward, Kemnay...
  • WILLIAM E. ROSS - (26 KB - MS Word)
    I dare say that there are many in the community these days who have never heard of Bill Ross, but over the years, in his own quiet way, he did much to help out the area in which he chose to make his home...

  • A GRAVE STORY - (26 KB - MS Word)
    A stone, quite near the churchyard gate at Kemnay, reads "To the memory of CHRISTIAN STIRLING spouse to ALEXR HARVY in Monymusk who died 11th Novr 1799 aged 58...
  • TIME ERASES ALL - (24 KB - MS Word)
    Many people will be aware of the meaning of the above heading, especially those who spend time in old burial grounds trying to trace long-gone ancestors...
  • NEW HORIZONS - (26 KB - MS Word)
    Francis Moir, he who died at North Craigearn, on 20th March 1899 was married to Isabella Donald, who died on 23rd September 1890 aged 40 years. Her parents lived at Stoniefield, Monymusk. Francis and Isabella had ten children...
  • THE FINAL JOURNEY - (100 KB - MS Word)
    In times past, before the advent of the internal combustion engine, coffins were carried to the churchyard. Some communities had a purpose made bier, but more commonly coffins were carried on two poles or spokes...
  • THE HORRORS OF WAR - (26 KB - MS Word)
    Many of our present-day soldiers return from war with horrific injuries. These can be cared for in special hospitals, but in many cases the mental scars can result in untimely deaths...
  • FRANCIS MASSON - (26 KB - MS Word)
    It is a widely recognised fact that the agricultural revolution of the 18th century in the north east of Scotland was driven forward by men from the south brought north by the local lairds...

 

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