Tag: parkburn

Auchinraith Curlers at Whistleberry

You may remember reading recently about my visit to the old Auchinraith Curling pond. You can read about that here. http://blantyreproject.com/2014/09/04/lost-at-whistleberry-curling-pond/ Blantyre man Gordon Cook recently read the article and has kindly passed me this amazing photo of the Curling team at Auchinraith. Likely to be taken in the late 1890s, it shows various men […]

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 […]

The Gow’s Linn, Parkburn

These photos by Jim Brown feature a waterfall on the Parkburn, a small stream that divides Blantyre from Burnbank and Hamilton.It is located down from the former Auchinraith House location at Whistlberry and divides Blantyre from Hamilton. Nearby, on the Hamilton side there is evidence of former quarry named Gows Quarry. Andrew Jackson of Park […]