Nostalgia: Familiar faces among Bute’s ‘young farmers’

L-R: Marion Murray, Ann Martin, Jim Lister, Sandy Kerr, John Simpson and Elizabeth Crawford.
L-R: Marion Murray, Ann Martin, Jim Lister, Sandy Kerr, John Simpson and Elizabeth Crawford.

This week’s trip into our readers’ photographic archives comes from the collection of William McMillan senior of Cranslagvourity farm, at the south end of Ettrick Bay.

William himself doesn’t feature as he was away on national service at the time the picture was taken - but those who do, from left to right, are Marion Murray (the future Mrs William McMillan), Ann Martin, Jim Lister, Sandy Kerr, John Simpson and Elizabeth Crawford, all of them members, at the time, of Bute Junior Agricultural Club, also known as ‘The Young Farmers’.

If you have any pictures of the people, places or events of bygone Bute, we’d love to share them with other readers of The Buteman. Scanned prints can be emailed to news@buteman.com, or you can call us on 01700 502503 to tell us more about your collection.