Killin Memories Day

2 years ago Killin News

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) and the Killin Heritage Society held a joint open day on Sunday 16th of August, exhibiting some of their collections from Moirlanich Longhouse and the Killin Railway. The aim of the day was to gather any recollections people had of either of these that had not been recorded before.

Over a hundred people attended including a local whose grandmother had worked for the railway and whose family have a wealth of information about the railway. Ian Cairns also came along with some very precious family photographs. He and his family came to Killin every year for the summer in the 1940s and would spend much of their time with their good friends at Moirlanich, recalling the curling pond where the electricity sub-station is now and much of the detail of life at Moirlanich. His sister Anne had previously donated some photographs to the NTS and Mr Cairns brought some more including the one above of himself and his sister helping with the hay.

Lots of other people attended with information or questions about their own links to Killin and it was agreed to have an annual heritage event to display exhibits and provide a point of contact.

Eleanor Murray

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