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Hislop - Frew Blantyre Ancestry

In August 2015, James Hislop contacted me to say, “My grandfather was James Hislop: Born 18th September, 1875, probably not in Blantyre he married on 9th February 1915 to Agnes… 968 more words

Blantyre People

The Covenanters’ Hideout at Dunaskin Glen near Dalmellington

Dunaskin Glen © Leslie Barrie and licensed for reuse.

According to the description of Dunaskin Glen in the mid nineteenth-century OS name book:

‘A deep Glen with precipitous Sides covered here and there with natural wood or rather Brushwood the Sides are Steep rocky and bold Some places like freestone walls of from 40 to 50 feet high other parts not So upright but Still inaccessible with projecting Shelving rocks; other parts grassy but very Steep. 117 more words


Pupils Bag Win at Young Enterprise Finals

Stewarton team take top honours, with prizes also for Doon, Belmont and James Hamilton Academies

A business selling cotton shopping bags for life has been named 2015’s Ayrshire Company of the Year by Young Enterprise Scotland. 922 more words

Labouring hard at the Triathlon Try-out

Triathlon Training: Day 93 – Sunday April 12th

A day or two ago an email appeared in the inbox.  The organisers of the triathlon were offering a trial run through the triathlon.  545 more words


Standing stones!

I was at work today near a village in Scotland called Dalmellington and stopped the car to take a phone call from my manager. As I was talking to him I spotted these! 160 more words


The (Very) Hillbilly 10k Cross Country Race

Another week and another late call up for a hard race, this time it was the  first ever Hillbilly 10k around the Dalmellington countryside, in aid of Cancer Research through local support group… 648 more words

Ian Goudie

The Spider Stone of Dalmellington, Scotland


A short walk from the Ayrshire town of Dalmellington in southern Scotland is an old driveway into what was once the Camlarg Estate. Much of this driveway is still flanked by enough boulders to suggest that the original driveway was flanked by two continuous files of silent rocky sentinels. 1,931 more words