- I've noticed that attachments don't come through in the digest. Do they
come through if you are in individual message mode?
I had to access them through the website
- At 12:53 2000-07-28 +0100, Grant wrote:
>I've noticed that attachments don't come through in the digest. Do theyYes, Grant, they do arrive with individual messages. I received my
>come through if you are in individual message mode?
complementary copy of my outgoing message on Lonforgan, complete with
attachment, after only a few minutes delay.
Just a comment on the side - I take the Scots Origins Group mail in digest
- 25 messages every day in each digest!
Maybe whilst our levels are so modest one might contemplate going back to
calling for individual messages rather than Digests!
The longforgan item is now safely in our Files.
- Hello All,
I noticed we're starting to creep west, with talk of Invergowrie &
Longforgan. Well, slightly more west we meet Kinnaird & Inchture.
Here's some information of these two parishes, adapted from Lawrence
Melville's book "The Fair Lands of Gowrie" (1939).
Kinnaird and Inchture parishes lie to the east of Errol parish, Inchture
nearer the Tay and Kinnaird on the slopes of the hills to the north.
Inchture acted as a smaller market centre in earlier times, where small
monthly markets for sale of goods and engaging of labour took place. At the
start of the nineteenth century the village became a staging post of the
stage and mail coaches: there were three coaches daily, but never on the
By 1847 the main Dundee and Perth railway had been constructed, running
along the more level ground some two miles south of the village. Lord
Kinnaird was the main influence upon its construction, and a branch line
from the Inchture 'station' on the main line running northwards to Inchture
village and Inchmichael was started. By 1850 the railway company got into
financial difficulties, and the branch line was declared uneconomic and
terminated at Inchture. For some years the line, laid alongside the two
mile road from village to station, was served by a single horse-drawn
carriage. A villager once described:
It was but ae railway carriage
Divided intae twa
The ae end was for common folk
The other for the braw.
For engine was an auld grey horse
That ran between the rails
And pu'd alang the passengers
The luggage and the Mails.
In 1916 the track was requisitioned for the war effort in France, and that
ended the branch line!
Heading north from Inchture, one passes by a long straight stretch of road
to the north-west gate of Rossie Priory. At these gates can be found the
hamlet of Baledgarno, named after King Edgar, mentioned earlier. The road
continues up to Kinnaird or westwards to Ballindean, this being the old
Carse road before the present turnpike.
Apparently there were a number of old dilapidated houses on the Ballindean
road, bearing the name 'Baledgarno'. Lord Kinnaird, being an early advocate
of the 'model village', demolished them and built a fine new row of red
sandstone houses at the base of Castle Hill around 1700. This new row now
bears the name 'Baledgarno'.
Kinnaird is a small, quiet village hidden away in a picturesque corner,
dominated by the church in the middle and Kinnaird Castle behind it. Like
all the other villages, it had its ale shop. One writer tells us there was
only one licence in the parish and that "there is no occasion for another.
The fewer of these the better". The licensee of the inn, after his
customers had arrived at a state of alcoholic indifference, at closing time
procured a barrow and, wheeling the quieter section of them to what is known
as the "Cats Well" at the top of Kinnaird brae, they were soon restored to
sensibility. The licensee, it has been discovered, was a member of my Anton
Sorry, I don't have my own copy to look up any other parishes at the east
end of the Carse!
Springfield, Fife, but an ex-Dundonian