Ivy Bailey's Memories

Ivy Bailey opened the Blackwater Inn in 1985 at Blackwater, Glenshee.  She handed over control of the Blackwater Inn in 1998 and it closed in 2000.

In these sound recordings, Ivy talks about the hectic but very exciting opening weekend when they were overwhelmed by customers, the various entertainment that was on offer, and gives her opinion on what she thinks has changed about life in the glen over the last three decades. To see pictures of the Inn click here.

Interview took place on Monday 21st October 2013 at Blackwater, Perthshire.

Interviewer was Richard Stratton.

Snug Bar, Blackwater Inn. Ivy Bailey (right) and sisters, c.1990.
Ivy Bailey
Blackwater beginning
Blackwater beginning
Ivy talks about the origins of the Blackwater Inn and tells the tale of their opening weekend. It used to be a mill, then a garage and cafe, then an inn. Ivy took it over in 1985.
Entertainment
Entertainment
There was plenty of entertainment on offer at the Blackwater Inn!
Closing time
Closing time
Ivy talks about the changing times and trends which have proved to be detrimental towards business in the glen.
New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve
Ivy talks about the New Year's celebrations in the glen and specifically at the Blackwater Inn.
Snow Fun Week
Snow Fun Week
Ivy talks about how the vasrious hotels would take turns putting on different events during Snow Fun Week.
Summer clientele
Summer clientele
Biker clubs, ski clubs, shooters, and others were among Ivy's clientele.
This page was added by Sally Gingell on 07/11/2013.

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