Down Memory Lane, April 23 2021

Elizabeth Marrison, second from the right, gives the history of Keil to Elizabeth McTaggart, the society's president Dr Sandy McMillan, Linda Peacock, John Marrison, Alison Fox and Hilary Lord during a society excursion.
Elizabeth Marrison, second from the right, gives the history of Keil to Elizabeth McTaggart, the society's president Dr Sandy McMillan, Linda Peacock, John Marrison, Alison Fox and Hilary Lord during a society excursion.

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Society celebrates centenary year

As well as an article on its own history, written by Angus Martin and serialised in the Courier over the last two weeks, the spring 2021 edition of the Kintyre Antiquarian and Natural History Society’s biannual magazine is packed with a variety of fascinating articles on a wide range of nostalgic and historic topics.

The subject matters include street and playground games like rounders, Alla Balla, What’s the time, Mr Wolf? and ‘kick the can’; the 18th century journey of the diary of Malcolm Currie of Cleongart, Kintyre, to Great Falls, Montana; the bombing of Campbeltown’s Royal Hotel in 1940; a theft from Springbank Distillery in 1864; an 1853 incident involving the Tarbert mail-car; an account of Kintyre’s flora and fauna and much more.

The latest edition of the Kintyre Magazine is available to purchase in The Kintyre Larder in Campbeltown’s Main Street.

To mark the society’s centenary year, we are taking a look at some of the group’s outings to sites of historical interest in the area.