Ferryden’s Glamis display repeated


THE FERRYDEN exhibit at the Glamis celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was on display in the Inchbraoch Church hall on Thursday.

But there were also numerous additional items which could not be taken to Glamis because of constraints on available space.

Not least of these is a wonderful model of a fishing boat made by local resident Hilton Corral.

It is called ‘Muirneag’, which prompted your Review reporter to say that it is the same name as the Cal-Mac cargo ship that plies between Stornoway and Ullapool - and then someone else pointed out that it has a Stornoway registration, SY486.

And while the meaning of ‘Muirneag’ was being pondered, a lady told us it is a mountain on Lewis.

A visit to Ferryden is quite an educational thing!

Among the other exhibits was a large display of photographs of Ferryden over the last 100 or so years; and a DVD showing footage of local events, mainly with a nautical connection.

One of the Glamis exhibits that was well worth a second look was George Peattie’s collection of carved bones.

The exhibition was on for one afternoon only, but was receiving a steady stream of visitors, to the great satisfaction of organisers Rosemarie Mallie, Tommy Easton, Evelyn Annandale and Betty Paton.

After the exhibition, the next task on the Ferryden community’s agenda is the restoration of the beacons on the shore between the village and Scurdyness. If the same energy is shown in that as in the exhibition, the work will soon be accomplished.