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Findon Hall

The history of the Findon Hall can be downloaded here. The story of the Good Templars in Culbokie who were responsible for the provision of the Hall can be found here

The image of the autograph sketch is by courtesy of Christine Bremner. A matching image is available on the Village School page. We would love to know who Betty was! For the background to the parents of Annie we recommend this page

In 2020 a decision was made to take advantage of the shut-down of all facilities due to the COVID-19 situation to re-roof the Hall. The story of this project and supporting photographs can be down-loaded here.

November 2020 - several new images have been added to the Gallery. The fund-raising schedule for 1907 where the Hall Committee were raising funds to eliminate the debt from the building of the Hall. A photograph from the 1930s showing anther view of the Hall, School and Dingwall's yard has been added with supporting map. These additions are courtesy of Angus Bethune.

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Our thanks to Angus Bethune for contributing this from his extensive collection.
Our thanks to Angus Bethune for contributing this from his extensive collection.
A sketch by Annie Fowler, Head Teacher in 1924 in an autograph book.
A sketch by Annie Fowler, Head Teacher in 1924 in an autograph book.
Yet another undated postcard image
Yet another undated postcard image
1928
1928
The original was captioned [taken from the field to the north, down the hill a bit looking up to the old school and Findon Hall and a row of thatched cottages.]More detail of this location in the next photograph.
The original was captioned [taken from the field to the north, down the hill a bit looking up to the old school and Findon Hall and a row of thatched cottages.]More detail of this location in the next photograph.
As can be seen here the viewpoint was not from the north but to the north. 1994 - view of the cottages on the left of the previous photograph. Abandoned when Glentyan on the left was built by the Bethunes
As can be seen here the viewpoint was not from the north but to the north. 1994 - view of the cottages on the left of the previous photograph. Abandoned when Glentyan on the left was built by the Bethunes
The following images might help to locate the view.
The following images might help to locate the view.
This area went under the name of {Schoolcroft}. The current original cottages of modern Schoolcroft are on the extreme left-hand edge of the image.
This area went under the name of {Schoolcroft}. The current original cottages of modern Schoolcroft are on the extreme left-hand edge of the image.
The view 'today'.
The view 'today'.
The current view - the cottages were located at the position of the blue plastic in bottom right-hand corner.
The current view - the cottages were located at the position of the blue plastic in bottom right-hand corner.
View from Woodside [now part of Ferindonald estate] in the 1930s.
View from Woodside [now part of Ferindonald estate] in the 1930s.
Angus Bethune "I'm attaching a later photo of the same properties taken from Woodside - this would be in the 1930's and includes Uncle Jimmy's shop (and tailoring workshop) with the gable window (which had been removed before my time) attached to Cuidrach.[now known as Glentyan] The grain store and mill are there, and the old house, but no lorry garage."
Unfortunately the image still misses out on showing Schoolcroft cottages.
Unfortunately the image still misses out on showing Schoolcroft cottages.
2000 Millenium cairn with time capsule.
2000 Millenium cairn with time capsule.
Frances Fowler - former Secretary to the Hall Committee
Frances Fowler - former Secretary to the Hall Committee
Dennis Dunbar of Ross and Cromarty Community Development planting a commemorative tree to Frances Fowler
Dennis Dunbar of Ross and Cromarty Community Development planting a commemorative tree to Frances Fowler
Frances' tree 2018
Frances' tree 2018
August 2020 - for the full story click on the image.
August 2020 - for the full story click on the image.
August 2020
August 2020
August 2020
August 2020
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