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“Charlie Gracie’s poems are quiet and clear, in love with nature and all of the possibilities of being human and alive. As refreshing as a cool drink of Scottish water on a warm summer’s day.” Alan Bissett
After a break since Tannery Hoose Windae #6, we are back with an awesome tribute from Fiona Macpherson to her aunt, Nina Williams (née Macpherson).
Nina was born on 15 November 1921 in the Tannaree (which is what Fiona and many other people call the Tannery Hoose). Nina was the eldest of six Macpherson children and is the sole survivor. The family lived there until 1950 when Fiona’s grandparents moved to the Main Street.
Fiona took this beautiful photo of Nina in the Tannery Hoose windae.
Nina is now in a care home in Clackmannanshire and will be celebrating with close family… I know many folk in the village remember her very well as Brown Owl, in the shop and in drama productions.
What a lovely tribute this is from Fiona. It’s great for someone like me, who’s only lived in Thornhill since 1991, to hear about Nina, who certainly made a great contribution to Thornhill ...
Tannery Hoose Windae #6: Thornhill Moos! Check out this brilliant cover on the the latest issue of Thornhill Views, renamed for the occasion. The children in the local Primary School have been celebrating the return to full-time education with a host of creative activities, including these superb heelan kye.
The Tannery Hoose Windae #5 featured lilies, with all their resonance for new life and hope. Thornhill Moos has cheered us all up no end too!
Thornhill Views current issue.
Here’s what the editorial team for Thornhill Views says about this issue
For one issue and one issue only, Thornhill Views becomes “Thornhill Moos”! In this issue …
Thornhill Futures Questionnaire – early results in
The challenges and joys of travelling to and from Thornhill without a car
North Common ditches – digging deep
Well done Neil – How you can contribute to the Beatson’s cancer charity
…. plus all the usual features
Why not follow this link to read the whole issue: https://drive.google.com/…/1sFGQMKC0Nlz4Ht0F1Fu…/view…
Tales from the Dartry Mountains is on its way. Charlie Gracie’s new poetry collection will be published by Diehard in January 2020, with launch events this November.
Des Dillon on Tales from the Dartry Mountains
Charlie Gracieâ€™s poetry set in Ireland takes you directlyÂ into the history of his family and the history of their land.Â The intimacy with this land now lost in those who had toÂ leave. Itâ€™s never directly said but those who had to leaveÂ are now ...