October 1st, 2019
The Hairst issue of the society magazine Coontin Kin is now available, it’s now full colour throughout as we continue to develop and improve the publication. Issue no.112 has a wide range of interesting new material.
June 2nd, 2019
Annual balance sheet published
Issue number 99
Issue no.99 has the usual wide range of very interesting contributed articles and includes:
Diary of Charles Abernethy, June – September 1916 by Charles Abernethy [member no. 1253]
Continued from Coontin Kin, issue 97. Charles was born in New York in 1889 but his father, Andrew, was born in Clousta and emigrated in the 1870’s. This extensive and detailed war time dairy was only discovered after Charlie passed away.
Captain Thomas Tait (1848–1899), a Master Mariner from Aithsting by John Gunn [member no. 2224]
Continued from Coontin Kin 98.
The Skerries Fight of 1726 by Violet McQuade [member no. 1370]
In the begging of May, 1726 a fight took place at the Böd in Skerries between Sinclairs and Giffords. They were at loggerheads about who should have possession of the Böd. Some men were wounded and one man, Magnus Flaws, was killed. A detailed account of those involved.
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