Graeme Anderson told me, “Robert Dickson that you mentioned in your recent Acuhentibber aeroplane article, is my mum’s uncle. Robert lived at Clyde Cottage on Sydes Brae and run the market garden, selling plants from the roadside. He didn’t pass away until 1998. He sold Clyde Cottage in the mid 1980’ds and move to Kirkton Avenue in High Blantyre. His friends were Robert and Jessie Nimmo who moved. My mum thinks they moved away. Nearby, Auchentibber farm was owned by Kate and Jim Longmuir (brother and sister) who bought the farm about 1958. I only have small memory of Clyde Cottage myself as my Great Uncle sold it when I was about 4 or 5.”
Clyde Cottage still exists today, the house on the left at Sydes Brae as you go up the hill, the house before the junction to Auchentibber Road.
Pictured is Robert Dickson at Clyde Cottage, likely in the 1950s.
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