William Collin & the Christina Craig: An Eyemouth Maritime Family Story from the Great War

#Shoutout 19:17 on Mon 08 May 2017 by Borders Family History Society   based in/near to ,

Sunday 28th May

Borders Family History Society AGM and Talk – “William Collin and the ‘Christina Craig’ An Eyemouth Maritime Family Story from the Great War” – a talk by Will Collin

Venue: Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

Time : 2.30pm

Celebrating Carers Week in the Borders

#Shoutout 15:03 on Mon 08 May 2017 by Borders Voluntary Care Voice   based in/near to ,

Carers Week logoCarers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face, and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

Borders Voluntary Care Voice and Borders Carers Centre hold an event each year to celebrate carers in the Scottish Borders. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, 14th June in Melrose.

Family carers can sign up here.

Meeting of Minds

#Shoutout 12:07 on Tue 25 Apr 2017 by Meeting of Minds   based in/near to ,

MEETING OF MINDS CATCH UP

Meeting of Minds is a parent led support group which gives parents and care givers the opportunity to connect with key professionals in a relaxed and friendly environment. We support families in helping their children with additional/complex needs. We’re already developing positive relationships with many different agencies and charities, and look forward to extending these even further. We also provide the opportunity for parents to meet and support each other, which has already been very beneficial to our members, in what can otherwise be a very isolating experience. Confidentiality is very important to us…..

Yet again we are very lucky to have key professionals popping in for a catch up and to offer any advice that they can. This time we are lucky to welcome-

2 HEALTH VISITORS (Berwickshire&Roxburghshire)
SCHOOL NURSE (Duns, Coldstream, Berwickshire High School)
EDUCATION OFFICER (SBC)
CONTINENCE NURSE

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH THE COMMITTEE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO INVITE SOMEONE WHO YOU FEEL WOULD BENEFIT OR YOU YOURSELF

REMEMBER……..THESE OPPORTUNITIES TO SPEAK TO THE PROFESSIONALS ARE RARE AND IT IS GREAT WE ARE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE

LIKE WISE, YOU CAN ALWAYS POP IN TO MEET SOME OTHER PARENTS DEALING WITH SIMILAR SITUATIONS TO YOURSELF

COLDSTREAM PRIMARY SCHOOL@ 1PM ON 2ND JUNE 2017

http://borders.co.uk/business-listing/meeting-of-minds/

Find out about your agricultural ancestors

#Shoutout 20:11 on Mon 17 Apr 2017 by Borders Family History Society   based in/near to ,

Sunday 30th April – Farm Servants of South-East Scotland, 1750-1914  – a talk by David McLean on the labourers, hinds and bondagers through the period of improvements in farming in the rich agricultural countryside of Berwickshire, East Lothian and Roxburghshire.

Venue – Corn Exchange & Ormiston Institute, Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PN

Time – 2.30pm  Non-members welcome (small donation).

Website: www.bordersfhs.org.uk

 

 

New publication – Edrom Monumental inscriptions

#Shoutout 14:03 on Wed 08 Feb 2017 by Borders Family History Society   based in/near to ,

Borders Family History Society have published Monumental Inscriptions for the parish of Edrom

CD version. 650 gravestones and memorials at Edrom churchyard, Indexed by Surname, First Names and Date of Death. Photographs of gravestones and memorials. Includes Hearth Tax, Pollable Persons of 1695, Militia List 1801, Militia Families Vouchers 1809, 1812,1813, War Memorial, Rolls of Honour and plans of the churchyard. Edrom School Admission Register 1868-1901 lists 918 individuals.   Available from Borders Family History Society, 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, TD1 1DP Price £9.00 plus p&p

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    Five miles north east of Earlston and just to the west of the village of Gordon, the surprisingly complete remains of Greenknowe Tower, also sometimes known as Greenknowe Castle, stand a hundred yards to the north of the A6105.

    From the gate the access path leads up a gentle slope and around to the entrance, as usual for a tower house this is placed in the easily defended angle between the main body of the tower and the wing containing the spiral staircase.

    Externally, Greenknowe Tower is in good condition, largely complete up to the original roof level, though part of one corner turret has collapsed at some point. The appearance of the tower is made all the more interesting by the use of red stone in parts of the structure, brightening up what would otherwise be a uniform grey. The tower would originally have been surrounded by a walled courtyard, and part of the courtyard surface can still be seen to its east.

    Internally the kitchen on the ground floor retains its vaulted roof, but from the first floor hall upwards the tower is open to the skies. The spiral stair can be followed up to a platform at the upper floor level in the stair wing.

    Greenknowe Tower was built in 1581 by a minor landowner, James Seton, and he lived here with his wife Janet Edmonstone. The lintel above the main entrance carries the date of construction, the shields of the Seton and Edmonstone families, and the initials IS and IE: the "I"s should be read for "J"s. The Seton family had owned land in the Parish of Gordon since marrying into the Gordon family: who in turn had been granted the estate by Malcolm II in 1018.

    In the 1600s the tower was purchased by the Pringle family of Stichel, one resident being the noted Covenanter, William Pringle. By 1850 it was no longer lived in, and in 1937 it was placed in state care by the Dalrymple family, who also contributed towards its consolidation. Today Greenknowe Tower is in the care of Historic Environment Scotland #LoveBorders

    *Thanks to undiscoveredscotland.co.uk for info & to Scenic Scotland for pic* ... See MoreSee Less

    Did you know........

Five miles north east of Earlston and just to the west of the village of Gordon, the surprisingly complete remains of Greenknowe Tower, also sometimes known as Greenknowe Castle, stand a hundred yards to the north of the A6105. 

From the gate the access path leads up a gentle slope and around to the entrance, as usual for a tower house this is placed in the easily defended angle between the main body of the tower and the wing containing the spiral staircase.

Externally, Greenknowe Tower is in good condition, largely complete up to the original roof level, though part of one corner turret has collapsed at some point. The appearance of the tower is made all the more interesting by the use of red stone in parts of the structure, brightening up what would otherwise be a uniform grey. The tower would originally have been surrounded by a walled courtyard, and part of the courtyard surface can still be seen to its east.

Internally the kitchen on the ground floor retains its vaulted roof, but from the first floor hall upwards the tower is open to the skies. The spiral stair can be followed up to a platform at the upper floor level in the stair wing.

Greenknowe Tower was built in 1581 by a minor landowner, James Seton, and he lived here with his wife Janet Edmonstone. The lintel above the main entrance carries the date of construction, the shields of the Seton and Edmonstone families, and the initials IS and IE: the Is should be read for Js. The Seton family had owned land in the Parish of Gordon since marrying into the Gordon family: who in turn had been granted the estate by Malcolm II in 1018.

In the 1600s the tower was purchased by the Pringle family of Stichel, one resident being the noted Covenanter, William Pringle. By 1850 it was no longer lived in, and in 1937 it was placed in state care by the Dalrymple family, who also contributed towards its consolidation. Today Greenknowe Tower is in the care of Historic Environment Scotland #LoveBorders

*Thanks to undiscoveredscotland.co.uk for info & to Scenic Scotland for pic*

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