Lady Fraser unveils new Memorial Cairn at Carmyllie Hall

A cairn was unvieled by Lady Fraser of Carmyllie on Friday at the Carmyllie Hall. (Back) Teacher Helen Haigh, Lady Fraser, Ann Law, Jim Menzies. (Front) The entire student body of Carmyllie  Primary School.
A cairn was unvieled by Lady Fraser of Carmyllie on Friday at the Carmyllie Hall. (Back) Teacher Helen Haigh, Lady Fraser, Ann Law, Jim Menzies. (Front) The entire student body of Carmyllie Primary School.

On Friday, October 2, Lady Fraser of Carmyllie unveiled a new Memorial Cairn at Carmyllie Hall. The Cairn was the idea of the Carmyllie Heritage Society who run a regular programme of talks and visits about local history. The group is committed to documenting and celebrating the history of the parish. Two years ago they wrote and published their own book “Carmyllie, Its Land and People” which has been very popular both at home and abroad. The Cairn was built thanks to the help of unemployed volunteers from Angus Council Job Club. They gained valuable experience in trowel skills and basic construction. Members of the Carmyllie Heritage also helped in the provision of design, stone and tools.

The cairn has four plaques which tell a brief history of the area and document the decrease in population. Pupils from the local school have helped by contributing their own work placed in a time capsule which also contains articles such as newspapers, coins and photographs.

The capsule is buried near the Cairn.

Chairperson of the CHS, Anne Law said: “We are very pleased to be able to contribute an appropriate memorial to all the people who were involved in agriculture and industry in the parish. The cairn is dedicated to all those who made Carmyllie a lively, important community.”