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Glenbuchat Heritage

12 Shand Family Balnagowan

This compilation of photos and information has been mainly supplied by Mrs Anne Coutts (nee Shand), whose father Alexander Shand lived and worked the Croft at Balnagowan, Belnacraig.
The photographs demonstrate a way of life which is now almost extinct, where a family lived and worked a small croft of 10 acres. The Shand family occupies Balnagowan from 1907 until 1971.
The photographs are of three main types, Original family photographs of the Croft, Old images which Anne has collected of the Glen and neighbouring folk, and modern photos of the Croft today.
Many thanks to Anne Coutts for supplying the photos and the accompanying information.
1 Balnagowan Croft The pictures above show: 1. A map of Balnagowan about the 1900’s in the clachan of Belnacraig a...
2 The Shand Family at Balnagowan Croft The Shand Family at Balnagowan Croft This album of photographs was kindly donated by Mrs Annie C...
3 Shand Brothers Alexander Shand on the tight with his brother Jimmy Back to Balnagowan Album Index
4 Balnagowan Croft Picture 1: Balnagowan Croft 1950’s Picture2: Grannie Ann and Grand Pa Alex Shand 1920’s Pi...
5 Balnagowan farm work Picture 1: Alex Shand on faithful ‘Fergie’ tractor Picture2: Ann driving tractor with Dad, Al...
6 Alex Shand at Balnagowan Picture 1: Alex Shand ploughing Picture2 and 3; Alex with the dogs in the snow Back To Bal...
7 Alex Shand A Young Alex Shand with a gun probably outside Balnagowan Alex Shand and Willie Thomson (Dockingt...
8 Family and Neighbours Picture 1 Anne’s mother Isabella Farquharson and father Alex Shand They were married in Glenbuc...
9 McHardy Famly Brombrae Mrs Coutts received some years ago these scans of photos, thought to be of the McHardy family of Bro...
10 ?The McHardy ladies The identification of these photos is unclear but thought to be the McHardy ladies. Possibly you...
11 Anne Shand's Wedding to Albert Brown Picture 1 Wedding day at Glenbuchat Church of Anne Shand to Albert Brown on 6th June 1954 Service ...
12 Anne Shand from Balnagowan Picture 1 Anne and Rita Sandison from Netherton on a School Trip to Lossiemouth 1957 Picture...

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