Opening announcement - James Hendry Smith is to commence in business as a mason. 24 Bryson Crescent, Craigbo.
A new band or simply a new name - The one mentioned this week - The New Arrows
Tory fete at the following with the first
Letterfourie - In the write up about the forthcoming fete at Letterfourie
notes were give - laid being James
The first Gordons of Letterfourie arrived around 1500, Gordon the fourth son of the second Earl of Huntly. He
Letterfourie. The male line
to his great nephew, Patrick Gordon Shee, title until 1935 and his only son, George,
father of the present laird.
Patrick held the
from service with the Irish Guards in WWII Although there was an earlier Letterfourie House built on the today was built in 1773 by the 7th laird Alexander Gordon . In 1745 the Gordons of Letterfourie being staunch Catholics
site the house as it exists
were supporters of Prince
Charlie . Alex went to Maderia to join his elder brother James, 6th a wine business there.
laird who had founded
It was shortly after his return to Letterfourie 25 years later
that work began on
present house and in construction and design of the most important architects of the day. The Letterfourie Fete ran under the auspices take place on Wednesday first.
Alex had the advice of Robert Adam,
of the Banffshire Unionist Association
Mair clever bairns -
Sheila M. Craib
was Dux of the Primary Department of
Portknockie Junior Secondary School with Margaret C. Mair Dux of the Department. Ada W. Addison was Dux of the Secondary Department of Cullen Junior School while Lesley Murray was first in the Primary Department.
Jly 15 Water! Sunday saw the end of Portknockie's annual headache - a severe shortage of water during the summer months, for at a ceremony at Buckie's Rochomie reservoir an augmentation supply to Portknockie was switched on. The ceremony was performed by Police judge T. W. Lang, Buckie, and Treasurer, Roy, W. Donaldson, Portknockie.
Help for the Town Clerk - On the casting vote of the Provost Buckie Town Council decided to get an assistant to the Town Clerk.
What next? Is this nae a sin?
The town council granted permission to Mr C. Clark
of the St Andrews Hotel to install a 'one-armed bandit'.
A new one - A group by the name of Zoot Money, a big Rock Band are to play in the public hall in Craigellachie.
A Garden Fete - The West Church are to hold a fete in the manse grounds on Wednesday 21st July. This will be opened at 3pm by Rev Ainslie Walton. Tea ticket costs
2/- for adults and 1/- for children.
Poem titled Wally Dugs- Written by Jock Smith is found on page 5.
A note that
follows it says how John Smith is a native of Buckie and the verses won for him the first prize in the verse section of the Herdman Memorial Competition of the British Amateur Press Association in 1960.
Up in smoke! - The Beat group, Jacobeats, had equipment 'blown up' at a cost of well over £20 while playing at a marquee dance at Linkbraeheads Farm, Portsoy on Friday night. The electricity supply was being run off a tractor when about 1am just as the dance was about to finish someone revved up the tractor engine sending an exceedingly high charge of electricity through the group's equipment. Safety fuses blew but not before the damage was done. Hearing of the damage that was done the Copycats asked for