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Craignaught Hill, East Ayrshire, Scotland

Craignaught Hill, East Ayrshire, Scotland

This evening I am posting information on today’s ‘reconnaissance trip’ in preparation for upcoming ancestry tour.

Today, with aid of a helpful local person, we located Craignaught Hill near the village of Dunlop in East Ayrshire, about 25 miles S.W. of Glasgow, Scotland.

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Northumbrian landscape at Laing’s Hill Farm

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Haltwhistle at centre of Britain and embarked on a trip as follows:

  • First, a one hour drive north, traversing remote countryside, to Kirkharle, a small village which has become famous as the birthplace of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, a renowned British landscape gardener who was born in 1716. Brown was educated at a local school and then trained as a gardener on the Kirkharle estate until moving on at age 23 years ultimately to achieve celebrity status in his chosen profession.Kirkharle is now a visitor attraction with coffee shop and small craft and specialist shops. We also visited the local church, St Wilfrid’s, where Brown was christened.

Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England

Read more on Ancestry Tour Northumbria…



Glasgow Necropolis Burial Ground

This evening, I am posting information on a side-line of mine which is researching ancestry in Glasgow and environs mainly recording grave-markers. Each day I post to my Ancestry Blog information transcribed from a marker together with a video clip.

Read more on Discover Glasgow Ancestry…