Tag: gardens

Crossbasket Gardens Stunning Transformation

With such a beautiful transformation having recently taken place to Crossbasket Castle itself, it was only fitting that the grounds received a makeover too. AND then some! In the last fortnight, gardeners and landscapers have being working tirelessly at Crossbasket Estate to give the gardens an overhaul, fitting of a five star exclusive wedding venue. […]

1924 Gardening at Crossbasket

As you may know by now, I’ve written a book about the “History of Crossbasket.” Whilst researching the book, I gathered together all the photos and pictures I had of Crossbasket, into chronological order. Whilst doing this, I obtained some higher resolution pictures that allowed me to zoom in on detail previously not noticed before. […]

1908 Back of Auchentibber Inn

Another previously unseen photo has been shared here by Alex Bowie. This time around 1908 photographed at the back of the Auchentibber Inn, Sydes Brae. Developed from the glass plate negative, this clear photo captures the back of the Auchentibber Inn (which is pictured on the far left). JB Struthers was innkeeper at the time. […]

Stonefield Allotments

I was interested to see “Allotments” noted at the side of Stonefield Road on the 1936 map. The plots were located in two large fields behind Dixons’s Rows, the miners homes. Hemmed in by the Gasworks on Stonefield Road (on the later Letham’s Garage site). The worked gardens were not shown on earlier maps and […]