Gallery of Pictures

   

   

   

In the foreground of this picture is a bank , this part of a circular structure near Wester Yardhouses. It is one of a fair number of Iron Age houses in the area. Also nearby is a souterrain of the Iron ......more

   

This is a view of the roof of Vere House , Lanark as it was being demolished. As one can see they were several period of construction and in the background there is a small 17th century style window.

   

This a view inside St Kentigern`s Hope Street as it was being gutted out prior to its conversion into flats and office space. It is difficult now to imagine what it used to be like in the old days.

   

This interesting portrait used to be at Birkhill before it was sold . It belonged at that time to the Telfer family. This portrait is possibly mid 19th century. Do not know much about it , thus would welcome ......more

   

This is part of the 19th century monument set up to the Covenanters. Basically the Covenanters were deeply opposed to the fact that the Stuart monarchy wanted to control the way the Protestant Church was ......more

   

This is a view of the interior of Corra Castle near Corehouse which was built for the Bannatyne family in the late 15th century. At this time the Bannatynes would have to purchase this land from the Tironesian ......more

   

This is another fireplace but it is on the first floor of Jerviswood house and is much larger than the one in the previous picture. It was the demand for both timber for building and for fuel that led ......more

   

This is a fine example of one of the fireplaces on the uppermost florr of Jerviswood House near Lanark. This is an ornate fireplace for the 1640`s ; it was at this time that the Livingstoun family had ......more

   

This is a picture of Lawhead House as it looked in the late 1970`s. It is now in the process of being restored. Forty five years ago it was not in terrible condition but it deteriorated a great deal but ......more

   

Today I am putting on some old slides that I found, first apologies for the quality but I hope that you find them of interest. The first is of Cairngryffe Iron Age fort . This site however goes back ......more

   

The Library, Coulter This is another of Coulter Library but in colour. Hope everybody likes this one.

   

Main Street, Biggar This is a nice view of the Main Street in Biggar. The date of this photograph would be the early 1900`s. Biggar then was a reasonably well off community. None of the children ......more

   

Coulter Library, near Biggar Last week I put up several pictures of Coulter. I thought that this one that I bought recently might be of interest. It is a nice view of Coulter Library. Many of Clydesdale`s ......more

   

Harvesting This is another of the Wrench series and it is described as a Wrench card. Also it was photographed by C.R. Reid. Much is going on in this photograph. The corn is being cut with a scythe ......more


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