Heirloom Project

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    Margaret Mirren Stallard

    | 29 Aug 2014

     

    Please can I have more than one heirloom as I find it hard to choose between them? Craigievar Castle and Gardens, and Newhailes. The gardens of the West Coast as my grandfather came from Lismore, and my father was born in Ayrshire and is buried in Greenock cemetery along with the rest of the family. I feel very close to them. My mother was from Yorkshire and it is a good mix! We all love Scotland!!!

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Heirloom Project

  • Dear Friends/Family, I would like to share a contribution page with you which has been created in the $bookTitle$ book. To view the page please click on the following link: $findContributionLink$ National Trust for Scotland Online Book https://www.theonlinebookcompany.com/OnlineBooks/NationalTrustScotland/Contributions/Find/HeirloomProject/danielmuir
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    Daniel Muir

    | 29 Aug 2014

     

    The Trust has so many "jewels in the crown". Really I want to choose each and every one of the Trust's properties and estates: I love Culzean Castle & Estate; David Livingstone's birthplace and the exciting new developments there; St. Abbs Head; Threave Gardens in the Spring; Mar Lodge in Autumn; Glen Coe at any time - the list is endless. However, if I must choose only one place then it has to be Ben Lomond, because I spent my boyhood nearby in the Blane Valley and have many happy memories of long summer days on Loch Lomond-side anywhere between Balmaha and Rowerdennan with my parents or with my Aunt & Uncle. Have you ever come down the Minister's Brae at Balmaha in a 1930s banger with dodgy breaks? What can be better than taking the West Highland Way from Rowerdennan to Inversnaid then returning on the evening sailing of the Maid of the Loch as she makes her way home to Balloch? Unfortunately I have never really seen the goats close up but they do look spectacular through the field-glasses as they roam the mountain. If my birthday fell on a weekend, my cousins would all come out from Glasgow on the bus, we would all pile into the back of Dad's pick-up and spend the day at Rowerdennan. That was the one day of the year it was guaranteed never to rain, honest! Ben Lomond is a magic mountain, a real time machine. Every time that I step out of the car at Rowerdennan I am instantly transported 70 years back in time. I want all the future generations of Glasgow children to share all these joys and that is why I nominate Ben Lomond as my Heirloom for the future.

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