Tony Reid's Memories

Anthony Gordon Reid was born on 27/02/1927.  His family have lived in the area for centuries and, despite being born in Hastings and having spent much of his early years at boarding school, in the army, and at Cambridge University, Tony has been in the area almost his entire life.

He built the log cabins in the Glen Derby area and, in 1967, set up the Edelweiss Hotel.  The Hotel became a thriving social centre for both tourists and locals.

He also wrote a book about the history of Strathardle which includes some personal memories about Balnakilly, his estate, and the building of the Edelweiss and log cabins.

Interview took place on Saturday 12th October 2013 and Tuesday 29th October 2013 at the interviewee’s house.

Interview conducted by Richard Stratton.

Early Life
Early Life
Interview took place on 12/10/2013 and 29/10/2013 at the interviewee's house, Glen Derby, Strathardle.
Kirkmichael, 1930s
Kirkmichael, 1930s
Tony talks about Kirkmichael and it's impact upon his childhood.
Edelweiss Hotel
Edelweiss Hotel
In this clip, Tony talks about the series of events which led to the building of his log cabin holiday homes at Glen Derby and the Edelweiss Hotel.
Edelweiss (part 2)
Edelweiss (part 2)
The Edelweiss was a hub of activity. Here, Tony talks about the entertainment that was on offer.
Changes
Changes
Tony talks about the various ways in which he feels village life has changed over the years.
Christmas
Christmas
Christmas Day used to be an ordinary working day! Tony talks about how he played his part in trying to make it into more of a celebration...
This page was added by Sally Gingell on 07/11/2013.

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