Around the village

The War Memorial
From the Bannerfield looking across the river to the church
Does anyone know where this swing bridge was? Yes, Milton Cottage Balvarran.The swing bridge pictured was over the Ardle at Balvarran Cottages and led onto a path to Loch Cottage. A short cut to the main road for the bus presumably.
Looking from Kirkmichael school across the bridge towards Kirkmichael Hotel
Knocksultach. This was once the sanatorium
Balchrochan Farm looking towards Craggen Road
Redhu house
Balvarran house
Just outside Kirkmichael in the way to Enochdhu
Dounie Mill c1955
Dounie Mill 1970
Dounie Threshing Mill 1972
Pitcarmick east side
James Small of Dirnanean Monument at road junction . It has now been moved to the side of the junction after damage.
A postcard of Kirkmichael
This page was added by Sally Gingell on 01/02/2016.

Comments about this page

  • Knocsualtach was once a sanatorium — but was it “Dr Miles”? My husband’s grandfather, Mr Alexander Miles, owned the house until (I believe) after the war. He was a surgeon, based in Edinburgh. But I don’t think he was in charge when it was a sanatorium. That could, of course, have been a completely different “Dr Miles”.

    By Jean Miles (23/05/2019)
  • The old dairy Main Street is actually Balchrochan farm I’m sure looking towards the Craggen road

    By Kenny Duncan (15/06/2018)
  • Knocksultach was once Dr Miles’ TB sanatorium. The idea was that Strathardle clean mountain air was good to recover from TB. The stones to build it were all cut from the bottom moor at Croftmuir just up the road. The ploughed field on the left was David Sutherland’s from The Boreland

    By anon (05/03/2018)
  • The “Dounie Mill 1970” shows the Dounie Mill cottage during Charlie Nairn’s restoration, carried out by Dan Webster, Jimmie Wilkinson and Menzie’s, mainly by Keek Keiro and Ali Martin. That’s Charlie and Gordon Duncan from Croftmuir farm walking over where the old Dounie Mill cow-byre was.

    By anon (05/03/2018)
  • The “Dounie Threshing Mill 1972” is surely the Balchrochan threshing mill? The Dounie Mill was water-powered [as you can see above] but the Balchrochan one was circular – so for horses [or cattle] to go round and round turning the mill. The Pitcarmick round-room added on in the 1970s was based on this Mill.

    By Anon (05/03/2018)
  • Photo tagged as just outside Kirkmichael on froad to Enochdhu is actualy just outside Br of Cally on way to Kirkie I think.

    Old dairy main street is not Kirkmichael dairy

    By A Ferguson (02/03/2017)
  • The swing bridge pictured was over the Ardle at Balvarran Cottages and led onto a path to Loch Cottage. A short cut to the main road for the bus presumably.

    By John Milne (08/11/2016)

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