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Erected by Agnes McCAA in the memory of her husband Andrew Ferguson who died at Knockskave 14th May 1865 . Also of their son John who died at Murscalloch 2nd February 1852 aged 18 months. The above Agnes McCAA died at Castramon Dunscore 15th Feb.…

In memory of David MCMILLAN 1815 - 1893. Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matt. Xi. 28.

In memory of Anne MILLAR, spouse to David MCMILLAN who died at Lowbridge, Invernessshire 15th Oct. 1843 aged 22 years. Also the said David MCMILLAN second son of Alexander MCMILLAN formerly in Upper Holm of Dalquhairn who died at Glenwhisk Moniave…

(Large stone pedestal) Erected by Mary MITCHELL in memory of husband George MITCHELL who died at Salutation Hotel 12th June 1896 aged 35. Also their daughter Mary who died 3rd July 1896 aged 6 and a half years. Also the above Mary MITCHELL who died…

In memory of Margret MINZIES, spouse to Robert WHITEFIELD who died at Woodhead Mine 14th Jan. 1843 aged 45 years. Also Thomas his son who died 30th May 1844 aged 22 years. Also the above Robert WHITEFIELD who died 10th Sept. 1844 aged 47 years. Also…

In memory of Catherine HADDOW who died 1st April 1868 aged 59 years. Adam MENZIES died 1st April 1839 aged 8 years. Maggie MENZIES died 28th Feb. 1844 aged 20 months. Thomas MENZIES died 18th March 1868 aged 39 years. George MENZIES died at Leadhills…

Erected by William SEATON in memory of his daughter Marion who died at Craigengillan 28th July 1830, aged 10 years. Also his son Thomas SEATON who died at Meadowhead on 6th Oct. 1847, aged 21 years. Also Marion FERGUSSON his spouse who died at…

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In memory of Thomas DARGAVEL who died at Dundeugh 15th Sept. 1842 aged 63 years. Also his spouse Susannah MCKADAM who died 12th April 1842 aged 60 years. Erected by Their Sons

Erected by Alex SLOANE in memory of Agnes MCCORMICK his wife who died at Mark of Shennanton Parish of Kirkcowan 17th Dec. 1850 aged 56 years. The above Alexander SLOANE died at St. John’s Dalry on 25th May 1883 aged 73 years.

(Front) Erected by James MCCUTCHEON in memory of his children Ann who died at Cadgerhole 14th Feb. 1859 aged 19 years. Agnes who died at Cadgerhole 24th July 1862 aged 6 years. George & Jean who died in infancy. The above James MCCUTCHEON died at…

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Erected in memory of William MCCULLOCH who died at the Ligget 17th Jan. 1862 aged 76 years. And of Jane FERGUSSON his wife who died in Carsphairn Village 10th Sept. 1864 aged 81 years. Also of Agnes their daughter who died at the Ligget 22nd May 1852…

Erected in loving memory of James F BORTHWICK who died at Glen Muick Dalmellington 27th May 1909 aged 24 years. His mother Agnes FERGUSSON died at Port Mark 1st Aug. 1925 aged 78. His father John BORTHWICK died at Dumfries 6th Nov. 1942 aged 81…

(Could this be lying flat on its face beside Schoolhouse wall?) Erected by James FERGUSSON in memory of his son William who died at Craigengillan 14th March 1859 aged 8 months. Also his son John, who died 8th July 1874 aged 18 years. The above James…

Erected by Jean MCCUTCHEON in memory of her husband Samuel DOUGLAS who died at Dilduff 19th Nov. 1855 aged 40 years. The above Jean MCCUTCHEON died at Marscalloch 16th May 1880 aged 65 years. Also of James BAIRD grandnephew of the above who died at…

In memory of Agnes PATERSON spouse to Alexander SLOANE who died at Dindeugh Dec. 1811 aged 65 years. Also Ann MCGILL his spouse who died at Delaran 13th Jan. 1821 aged 45 years. The said Alexander SLOANE died 4th April 1827 aged 80 years.

Erected by Robert SLOANE to the memory of Jane CLEMENT his mother who died 8th June 1847 aged 67 years. Also James SLOANE, her husband who died 1st Nov. 1859 aged 83 years. He was schoolmaster at Carsphairn for the lengthened period of 48 years.

Erected by Thomas MCCULLOCH in memory of Elizabeth MCTURK his wife who died at Burnfoot Carsphairn 20th Oct. 1859 aged 68 years. The above Thomas MCCULLOCH died in Carsphairn Village 14th Jan. 1882 aged 91 years.


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" .. ears listen to John Park, Crossmichael, and ... ... Stroanfreggan as they try out a duet before class."

(Stone inside fence at wall) Erected 1838 In memory of Robert JAMIESON who died at Holm 26thJuly 1828 aged 52 years; Also of his daughter Mary Jamieson who died 13th July 1825 aged 8 years and of his son Samuel Jamieson who died 24th April 1830 aged…

Erected by MARY FERGUSON in loving memory of her husband JAMES SIBBALD MARTIN who died 1st August 1932 aged 67 years. Also the above MARY FERGUSON died 27th November 1941 aged 78 years. Also their daughter ANNIE WELSH who died 6th Aug. 1949 aged 46…

In memoriam. Richard YULE. Died at Dalshancan 4th April 1889 aged 71 and Winifred his wife died at Edinburgh 13th April 1881 aged 66 also Catherine Jane, wife of Charles YULE who died at Old Garroch 6th March 1901, aged 34.

Sacred to this memory of the Rev. David WELSH born 5th July 1787 died at(sic) Minister of Carsphairn 22nd November 1869 after an incumbency of 36 years. Also Rebecca WELSH his sister who died at Dalmellington 1st June 1874 aged 73 years.

Erected by John MCMORRAN in memory of his daughter Christina Thomasina MCMORRAN who died at Marbrack 8th June 1875 aged 22 years. They that seek me early shall find me. Also Adam his son who died at Marbrack 28th May 1879 aged 22 years. Also the…

Erected by Thomas CAMPBELL in memory of his wife Elizabeth SLOSS who died at Holm, 10th Feb’y 1895, aged 62. The above Thomas CAMPBELL who died at Holm, 31st Dec’r 1903, aged 75 years. Also his daughter Jane CAMPBELL who died at Ayr, 6th Sept. 1955,…

(3 Plaques within railed plot) (PLAQUE NEAREST CHURCH) In memory of James MACMILLAN of Changue, eldest son of James MACMILLAN of Lamloch, who died 15th Feb, 1873 aged 36 years. Also Samuel MCCOLL MACMILLAN, of Corriedow, third son, who died 12th Jan.…

Margaret FERRIER ANDERSON wife of Rev. G.F.A. MACNAUGHTEN, born 7 April 1862 : died 6 June 1906. And George FERRIER ANDERSON MACNAUGHTEN - for 35 years minister of this parish born 4 Jan. 1855 died 11 April 1933.

Erected by Alexander MCTURK to the memory of John his son, who died in infancy at Barlae, Dalry, 26th October 1837. Also of Robert his son who died in Bradford 20th December 1870 aged 25 years. The said Alexander MCTURK died at Barlae, on the 28th…

MCADAM site (Inscription over gate) Burial place of the MCADAMS of Waterhead ancestors of John LOUDON MCADAM who invented the system of roadmaking now generally adopted & known by his name Gilbert MCADAM and his son James brother-in-law & nephew of…

(Plaque on Church wall) In loving memory of Lieut. W.H. CATHCART, 3rd Batt. Worcester Reg’t born 3rd May 1880 died 7th Jan. 1902 at Mafeteng Basutoland South Africa while serving with 16th Mounted Infantry.

(Plaque on Church wall) In memory of Robert Kennedy, Marbrack Carsphairn Trouper Kitcheners Light Horse who died in field hospital from wounds received at Klips Drift Paardeberg South Africa 25th February 1900. Charles KENNEDY, died of wounds…

Erected by David MCMATH in memory of his son Willie who died at Woodhead Mines 1st February 1891 in his 10th year. Also his wife Matilda GIBSON who died at Woodhead Mines 12th August 1904 aged 58 years. Also his son John who died at Glasgow 11th Oct.…

Erected in memory of Rodger DUNN, who was born at Benwhat, Parish of Dalmellington 1659. He suffered much persecution for the cause of Christ and was killed on the night of Carsphairn Fair June 1689 on the Farm of Brockloch. “Pluck’d from Minerva’s…

Back – Bobbie Martin ....... Carsphairn 1936


Back - Bobbie and Comrade Jim Pim


















Back - Carsphairn. All these rocks Hugh cleared from above field




Back – Johnnie Martin 18 mths. Eldest Child of Mrs James Martin (Senr.)









Back - Ray & Bobbie











Back – Wyn, Jim and Margaret Martin

Introduction; Notices ‘Leadmining at Woodhead’ Exhibition and Walks, 1987; Appeals for old postcards; Can Anyone Offer Information on the ‘Crosskeys’ Mentioned in this Articles of 1860?; Fears allayed over museum curator plan; Committee Members

Update; Membership of the Scottish Tourist Board; Did You Know? ‘Green Well’ Gold; Shepherd’s Ball 1846; Wanlockhead Trust; Forthcoming Events; Interesting Historical Facts; Bridges; Trips and Tours; Local Walks; Historical Notes (Extracts from…
Editorial Comment; Notices: Wine and Cheese Party, Summer Visit to Waterside, Guided Walk to the Leadmines, The Leadmines (poem by Helen Campbell), Maps; Transatlantic Connections; Bardennoch Hill Walk; The Woodhead and Lamloch Trail; Nostalgia at…
Editorial Comment; Notices: Appointments, Heritage Trails, Membership renewals, Accounts, 350th Anniversary; Local Tales and Legends; Gifts; Loch Doon; Scottish Museum Council Interest; Carsphairn Parish (extract from Rambles in Galloway by M Harper…
Editorial Comment; Notices: Extraordinary Meeting, Membership Renewals, Heritage Trails, New Building; Incident at the Leadmines; Correspondence; Catalogue; Song request; Remembrance Poppies and Carsphairn; Lament for Brockloch by Lt Col. A. J.…
Editorial Comment; Notices:Signpost leaflet dispensers and waymarkers, Competition, Summer Exhibition, Fundraising Events, Recipe Book, Summer Outing, Gifts; Carsphairn Post Office 1968 – 1989 by Agnes s Dickson; New Galloway to Carsphairn by Coach;…
Editorial; 49 Years with the Forestry Commission; Forestry in the Parish; Carsphairn Horticultural and Pastoral Show; Carsphairn Pastoral Society Semi Jubilee Show; Summer Outing; Old Worthy; Notices: Recipe Book, A Riddle, Ordnance Survey Maps,…
Notices: Summer Exhibition, Competition Winners, Request for Information, Rhinns of Kells Walk, Recipe Books, Old Time Dance, AGM and Talk, Membership; Kirkyard Find; Extract from the Dumfries standard 1859- 130 years ago; Farming objects; Excerpt…
Notices: AGM, Dance, Sponsored Walk, New Afforestation, Raffle, Invitation, Gifts, Heritage Trail News; Carsphairn Shepherd’s Dance; ‘Southern Upland Way’ T.V. Series; Allan’s Cairn; Carsphairn Show - 100th Anniversary; A-Frame Project.
Notices: Wine & Cheese Evening, Heritage Trails Walks, Stop Press; Carsphairn in the Middle Ages By Daphne Brooke; “The “Auld” Bell’s Tale”; Communion Tokens; A Frame Project.
Editorial, Opening Times, Rota, Frontispiece by Carol Cathcart; Mary Louisa Cannan – A Carsphairn Childhood 1826 – 32; Notices: Wine and Cheese Party, Sponsored Walk 1990 to Windy Standard; Woodhead Leadmine; Carsphairn School; The Old Bell.
Notices: Annual General Meeting, Old Time Dance, Heritage Centre; Anton McMillan; Dr Thomas Jackson; The McRaes; The Appalachian Scots; “All hail, My bold Brochloch...”; 1875-1900; Sponsored Walk.
Life at the Mines; Dates for Your Diary; John Louden McAdam; Summer Outing to the Miner’s Cottage and Old Dalmellington 24 July 1990; Weather Present – Weather Past; Notices: Heritage Centre, Stop Press; Committee Members.
Editorial; Gifts; Quentin McAdam letters; Wildlife in the Forestry; Notices: Carsphairn Heritage Centre, Wine and Cheese Party, ‘Old Time’ Recipes; Information Required; Personal Research; 1991 Summer Exhibition - ‘A Century of Change’.
1891 Census. Occupations in Carsphairn Parish; The First (or Old) Statistical Account; July 7th 1951: B52 American Air Crash; Muidrochwood; Notices: Gifts, Heritage Centre, Heritage Group Events, Resignations, Apology; Obituary Mrs Catherine…
Notice: Carsphairn Heritage Group Annual General Meeting, Old Time Dance, Heritage Centre, Frontispiece – Craigengillan by Carol Cathcart, Recollections and Reflections of a Grandmother, Sponsored Walk to the Grey Man of the Merrick; Quentin McAdam;…
Heritage Centre – Update on Progress, Stewarding; Comparison of Agriculture in 1891 and 1989 in Carsphairn Parish; Braxy; “Mrs Johnnie’s Carpet”; Notices: Committee Members, Membership reminder, American Airforce Memorial Plaque at Brockloch, Book…
Update by Rhoda Campbell; Carsphairn Heritage Centre Opening; Frontispiece: Kars Castle by Carol Cathcart; Appeal: Spent Gro-bags; Kars Castle by Bill Blyth; Notices: Gifts, Old Time Dance.
Notice: The Heritage Centre, Sponsored Walk August 29th, Gifts, Diary Dates; Kars Castle; Recollections and Reflections of a Grandmother; Ancestral Research; The First Statistical Account of Scotland Published in 1799; Spitfire Crash; Book Review by…
Notices: The Heritage Centre, Annual General Meeting, Fourth Sponsored Hill Walk; Heritage by A. S. Pook; Walter Blythe; Carsphairn and the Glenkens Society.
Editorial; The Lass O’ The Garryhorn; Carsphairn and the Glenkens Society Part 2; Notices: Spitfire Search, Open Meetings, Second Summer Exhibition, Carsphairn during the Second World War, Office Bearers, Subscriptions, Further Diary Dates.
Carsphairn’s Geological Heritage; Notices: Recipe Book, Second Summer Exhibition – Carsphairn During the Second World War; Carsphairn and the Glenkens Society Part 3; Roots 93; Notices: Heritage Centre, Wine and Cheese Party; Sponsored Walk; Extract…
Notices: New Exhibition, Stewards, Spitfire Blue Peter, Fifth Sponsored Walk; Another view of the high walk; Low Level Walk; Carsphairn and the Glenkens Society Part 4.
Chairman’s Notes; Carsphairn Revisited; Frontispiece: Peddy Train by Jane Abel; Endangered Speeches; The Change in Farm Names Over The Centuries; 100 Years Ago and 70 Years Ago (Extracts from Dumfries Standard); Ode to the Heritage Centre.
Chairman’s Notes; Notice: The Committee for 1993-4; Family Trees; Notice: Annual Subscriptions are now due; Stewards’ Questionnaire – Analysis of replies; Railways in Carsphairn Parish; Carsphairn (A)-Muses;
The Heritage Centre; The Exhibition; Reference Section; Obituary: Mrs Madelaine Cooper; An Incident in the Life of Wilson the Ornithologist; Notices: Buffet with Butler, Changes in the Committee, The 1994 Walk; Contribution from A Stroller.

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Forestry in Carsphairn; Notices: The Annual Walk; The Woodhead Lead Mine by Anna Campbell; Notice: Visit to Dunaskin Visitor Centre; The 100th Anniversary of the Coming of Age of Frederick Adrian Cathcart occurs on 8 August 1994.
Update by Chairman; Gifts; The Medical Pocket Book; William Campbell letters; Carsphairn Heritage Walk August 1994; Notices: The AGM, The Reference Section at the Heritage Centre, Newsletter Index.
Update by Hugie Adamson; Notice: Subscriptions; The Woodhead Lead Mine by Anna Campbell; Notices: Committee members, Newsletter binders, Photographic Competition 1995; Extract from Dalmellington Parish Bulletin July 1893; Timespan – the history of…
Update by Hugie Adamson; Carsphairn Captured on Camera; Ancestor hunting at the Heritage Centre; Notice: Sponsored Walk; The Knockgray Rhododendrons; Notice: Amateur Photographic Competition; The Stroanfreggan Box.
Notice: Annual Walk; From the Heritage Group Chairman; These Boots Were Made For Walking - Annual Walk; Appeal: Rescue Part date; The Woodhead Lead Mine; A Nineteenth Century Character Reference; Polmaddy Settlement from Forestry Enterprise, Castle…
Update by Hugie Adamson; Notice: The 1995 AGM; Family Records; Rhinns Revisited, the 1995 Annual Walk; Appeal: Carsphairn Parish Magazines; Lamloch Church; Obituary: Bill Hough; George Ferrier Andrew MacNaughton 18855-1933; Notice: Amateur…
Update by Hugie Adamson; Notice: Subscriptions; David McMath died 1925; Chairman’s Report from AGM November 1995; Notice: Newsletter Index; Leadminers from Dunscore?; Notice: Committee Members.
“Cornerstones of Carsphairn”; Our guest speaker at the AGM in November was Gordon Riddle, Principal of Culzean Country Park; Notice: “Monuments, Memorials and Forgotten Buildings of Carsphairn”; Inheritance by Maureen Henderson; Extracts from the Old…
Kiltarsen / Kiltarsan / Kiltarsin?? Which and Where?; International Connections; Salmon May Return to Carsphairn by Robin Ade; Extract from the Galloway Gazette of Saturday August 30 1873. Referring to Capt. Clark Kennedy’s intention to improve sport…
“Provisioners” Past and Present by Hugie Adamson; Windy Standard Windfarm; letters from UF Manse, 1908; Notice: The 1996 AGM.
Notices: info from the Chair, Committee Members, Newsletter Index; Carsphairn School 1936; Advert for Schoolteachers, 1843; From the Old Statistical Account published 1791-1799; Simmer by Maureen Henderson.
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