Tag: auchinraith house

Auchinraith Special School, Part 1 of 2

I recently asked readers about Auchinraith Special School but having only got limited response, I have decided to do my own more detailed research. The first of 2 parts here…. First discussed in 1927, at that time Auchinraith House was a derelict mansion house, surrounded by open sewage. The Education Committee intended to buy the grounds and […]

Janet Fulton Frame

Blantyre couple Peter Frame (a coalminer) married his sweetheart Jane Storrie on the 14th March 1889. The couple moved to tenements at Braehead, Hunthill Road, which was located beside the entrance to Milheugh Estate. They had seven children in their family, and it was their 4th Janet Fulton Frame that is the subject primarily in […]

Backmuir Plantation & Auchinraith House

Saturday 30th August 2014. I took these photos at Backmuir Plantation / Woods (Auchinraith woods) beside the low Blantyre slipway. The woodland was calm and peaceful and amazing carpets of green ferns. Very beautiful and a great place to walk on the established nature trails. It’s a brilliant place to dog walk and can be […]

Lost at Whistleberry Curling Pond

I’ve been recently sent several photos of High Blantyre curling pond, which you may have seen on the website already. As I was looking through old 1910 map, I was surprised to see a Curling Pond just off the Whistleberry Road, down on the lower slopes of where Auchinraith House used to be. I’d never […]