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This morning, I collected guests from central Glasgow and then embarked on a Leishman and Dunsmore ancestry themed tour of North Lanarkshire.

The tour commenced with a stop at Condorrat which, in the mid-19th century, was home to a community of textile weavers. There is one former weaver’s cottage still preserved ( see below). We also visited an ancestral site in Airdrie Road.

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This evening, I am posting information on the pleasant town of Ballycastle which is located on the northern coast ( Antrim) of Northern Ireland and about 55 miles north of Belfast. Key facts and information:

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Mackintosh Design

This morning, I collected guests from central Glasgow and then embarked on a tour of key sites designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh ( 1868-1928).

Mackintosh was a designer and artist with wide-ranging skills which enabled him to provide a comprehensive design package for buildings including foundations, structural engineering and plumbing plus furniture, cutlery, fittings and fabrics. He was supported by his wife, Margaret MacDonald ( 1864-1933). who was skilled in embroidery, gesso, panels, watercolours and glass.

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