Club News Archives - Auchterarder

Auchterarder and District Local History Association October 2018

In the tradition of story-telling Lynne McGeachie (an author and member of the Beatrix Potter Society) made sure her audience were “sitting comfortably” before she began to tell the story of Beatrix Potter in Perthshire. Beatrix Potter was born in 1866 to wealthy parents who lived in South Kensington, then as now a wealthy part Read more about Auchterarder and District Local History Association October 2018[…]

Auchterarder and District Local History Association

It is not customary to open a lecture on industrial heritage by singing a chorus. Professor Margaret Bennett had us sing the “Weavers song” before delivering a talk focusing on the Scottish Flax industry and the Stanley Mills in particular. The Mill, built by Richard Arkwright, better known for his cotton mills in Lancashire, was Read more about Auchterarder and District Local History Association[…]

Strathallan SWI First Meeting of the Season

Strathallan SWI recently held the first meeting of the new season. President Janet McConnell welcomed everyone back  and congratulated all who had taken part in competitions over the long hot summer, particularly on winning the Community Handcrafts Competition at Perth Show for the first time. After business was discussed – mainly up-coming changes to the Read more about Strathallan SWI First Meeting of the Season[…]