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Glenbuchat Heritage

87 Balnagowan Cottage
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87 Balnagowan Cottage


Second on the right up Belnacraig hill, the cottage has recently gone under extensive extension and renovation

Balnagowan (for Baile na Gabhainn). Town of the cattle-fold.
Baile, town; na, of the; gabhainn, gen. of gabhann, cattle-fold,
From the Gaelic "baile" meaning a homestead or a village and "a'ghobhainn" meaning "of the blacksmiths".

There is little record of the occupants of the cottage in the past although it was occupied by Sandy Shand possibly up to the 1950’s

If anyone has information about the family please let us know

Picture added on 14 February 2012 at 23:24
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My Dad Sandy Shand came to Balnagowan in1909 when he was 1year old and lived there till he died in 1971

From Editor:

Hi Anne. Thanks for giving some information about Sandy Shand. If you have any more information, photos or stories please contact me via the site email address on the opening page.
Added by Anne Coutts Montgarrie on 07 October 2013
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