David Brown's Memories

David Brown was born and brought up in Dundee before moving to Blackcraig in 1956 to work with the Forestry Commission.  He has remained in the Mount Blair area ever since.

He has a keen interest in history and was an active member in the Blairgowrie Historical Society.

Interview took place on Saturday 3rd August 2013 at the interviewee’s house, Glenshee.

Interviewer was Richard Stratton.

 

Early years
Early years
David was born and brought up in Dundee, and moved to the Mount Blair area after he was diagnosed with epilepsy as a young man. Here he talks a little about his employment in Dundee, before he moved to Blackcraig to work for the Forestry Commission.
Forestry Commission
Forestry Commission
David talks about his early years in the glens which, he says, were, 'the happiest years of my life'.
Gaelic place names
Gaelic place names
David talks about the various place names and how the Gaelic words evoke the places to which they refer.
Standing stones
Standing stones
David explains the colourful stories and myths behind various strange standing stones that lie within Strathardle and Glenshee.
This page was added by Sally Gingell on 07/11/2013.

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