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Kinloss outing to Nairn in the 1920s
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Jimmy MacGregor from Perth. Posted 12 Feb 2003.
The annual picnic was the highlight of the summer. Boarding a train at Kinloss Railway Station fathers, mothers and children would set off for Nairn. Arriving there we formed up outside the station, the bigger boys were given banners to carry and a piper led the way through the town to the Links. Light refreshments were dished out and then it was on with the sports, racing and jumping. Teatime arrived and each received a bag of buns and foodwise that was our lot. Prize money would be spent on ice cream, windmills etc and then it was back to the station again led by the piper. Entrained, en route we were issued with Conversation Sweeties, eg "Can I kiss you", "You are my sweetheart" etc, followed by a singalong.
   
Carol Macgregor Esposo from Philippines. Posted 5 Apr 2005.
Your message made me feel a longing to touch base with my roots. My grandfather, Ian Collier MacGregor was born in Nairn in 1880 and would have seen that rural landscape you have painted...can you tell me more about the macgregors who lived in Nairn then? are there many of their descendants still around? thanks so much, Carol




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