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Glenbuchat Heritage

59 Harvest Kirkton
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59 Harvest Kirkton

William Shand is sitting on the tractor, Rob McPherson is holding the baby who is Ronald Fraser son of the couple by the scythe, Edith and Charlie Fraser. Edith and Charlie retired to Craig Cottage at Belnacraig and Ronald became a Souter (Shoemaker) at Belnaboth
Picture added on 18 December 2009 at 21:24
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Edith and Charlie were my great grandparents!!!! This is AMAZING! They worked very hard and the family is very proud of them - Ronald, I should point out, was not an only child - he went on to be a big brother to two brothers and several sisters - my Nana (Hilda) was one of them! Thank you for such a lovely picture - I am curious how it came to be taken!
Added by Katharine Lunn on 22 December 2010
Edith and Charles are my Maternal Grandads Grandparents and Ronald was his dad. My grandads name is Kenneth Mclean Fraser. This is absolutely brilliant!! I am soooooo delighted I found this page and this picture, looking forward to seeing more about this beautiful glen and my ancestors :) xxxx
Added by CLAIRE FRASER on 04 August 2011
Charlie Fraser and Edith were my husband's grandparents. Colin Fraser Tullochcoy Crathie. His father was Ernest Stuart Fraser Who farmer Tullochoy from 1941 and later Balnault Farm Crathie. Ernest was one of 10 of a family.

Added by Patricia Fraser on 12 February 2012
Wow, that is amazing! That would make him my grandads cousin? I would love to see more pictures and hear more about relatives xx
Added by CLAIRE FRASER on 12 February 2012
Fantastic Picture....Rob McPherson so looks like my dad....especially the big nose lol. I hope there is more pictures to be uploaded soon.
Added by Wendy Fraser on 18 July 2012
Our daughter Ruby Ann showed us this sight and we were delighted to find these photos here.
Charlie Fraser and Edith were my husband's grandparents. His parents were Alfred Charles Fraser and Frances Emily Thompson.Their three sons Donald, Allen and Malcolm spent some holidays at the Kirkton and after Malcolm and I were married we spent many happy holidays with our children at Craig Cottage in Glenbuchat, before we moved to New Zealand in 1972.We named our son after it in 1973 - Glenn Craig Fraser.
Added by Ruby Fraser on 26 September 2012
I have been researching Fraser family Glenbucket. My Granny was Annie Fraser, daughter of Hugh & Annie nee Archibald, who also farmed at Tullochcoy Crathie then Boghead Dinnet until 1947. I am researching the Fraser clan in Glenbucket and found this website that has now given me fantastic details to continue further.
Added by Donna Mackie on 30 September 2012
The couple by the sythe ( Charlie and Edith Fraser ) were my grandparents. My mother was Hilda Fraser. I have many happy memories of holidays in the "Glen" creeping past my grandfather's bees or pinching his peas.
I would be happy to hear from any distant relative
Added by Fraser Macpherson on 03 October 2012
Edith and Charlie were my grandparents too. As mentioned they had 10 children, Ronald, Alfred(Fred), Ernest(Ernie), Edith, Ida, Hilda, Olive, Cecil and Alice and Frances who died in infancy. Their grave is a black stone on the left just inside the entrance to Glenbuchat auld Kirk yard and there is a heart shaped granite stone at the base to Frances. There is an annual service at the auld Kirk on the third Sunday of August. I spent most of my childhood holidays at the Kirkton Farm and even before I was old enough to go school. I remember Ronald being a Souter (and also a gravedigger and stockman) He was a handsome man with a moustache and gold filling in a front tooth which I, as a child found fascinating. I used to play with his youngest son Hendry from time to time. I think our birthdays were about the same. As Ruby has said my father was (Alfred)Fred and I have two brothers Allan and Malcolm (Max) who recently passed away. I remember helping my grandfather when there was a problem with the lambing. He said that I had fine little hands! (As one does when a child!)

Added by (Alfred) Donald Fraser on 22 January 2018
Hello! I am Hilda's granddaughter, Katharine. so sorry to hear about your brother, Donald.
Would love to hear more memories. I'm doing the family tree just now. I remember Fred very well ....always cheery and a twinkle in his eye. My Nana was find of him.. All the very best, Katharine
Added by Katharine on 24 January 2018
Hi Donald
Its great to find out information about my father Henry Fraser didnt know alot about his family growing up. Didnt even know he was a boxer until a few months later after he past away. Only have a few rare pictutes of my father when he was young. Wendy.
Added by Wendy Fraser on 24 January 2018
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