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    ,Chris Halliday
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    Does anyone remember Mac (McGregor) Halliday who was the Youth Hostel Warden at Killin in the 1960s? He died in 1968 and is buried in Killin.Please contact me. Thanks

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    ,strawberry
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    Hi Chris,
    Was a very often visitor to the youth hostel in Killin in the 60,s I really do not remember Mac but I certenly remember Mrs Halliday who was a gem of a person and made the people very welcome my mate Hamish does remember Mac so might be worth contacting him[ jimjeanhunter@blueyonder.co.uk]
    All the Best Ian McAusland.
    I.mcausland@ntlworld.com

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    ,Chris Halliday
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    Dear Ian
    Thanks for getting in contact.Mrs Halliday was called Muriel and was from Bradford in Yorkshire. They were my uncle and aunt and they had no children. I can remember visiting them in Killin when I was about 4 years old and have stayed in the Youth Hostel since then. I believe they were also wardens at Rowardenan YH at Loch Lomond. I will certainly contact you’re friend Hamish. Thanks again as I didn’t expect a reply after all these years.

    regards

    Chris Halliday

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    ,Elizabeth Galbraith
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    Dear Chris

    By some strange coincidence only known to the Internet I came across your post. Muriel Halliday was my aunt on my fathers side. His name was Norman Sedgwick. my father used to visit them regularly both at loch lomand and killin before marrying my mother. They then went together travelling on dad’s scooter even when mum was expecting me! We went every year staying with them until auntie Muriel moved back to Bradford. By another strange coincidence my husband also visited killin as a child on a number of occasions staying in the local caravan site. I have many happy memories of walking in the surrounding countryside with Mac leading the way in his kilt and walking pole. Before moving from Bradford to Swindon in 1966 we would travel from Bradford to killin by train. The highlight of the journey was the last leg to killin which was still serviced by a steam train. I don’t know if you will read this but it has given me a trip down memory lane. My younger brother who was born in 1967 so has no memories of any visits currently lives in Glasgow so we still have some contact with Scotland even though I an now in Kent.

    Regards
    Liz Galbraith nee Sedgwick

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