Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2022

Date of publication

1st December 2022


Perthshire Advertiser and Strathearn Herald

April 1833 NEWBURGH

On Friday last a beautiful schooner was launched, “The Isabella”. After the launch Mr Brown the owner, along with other gents, celebrated with a dinner in the house of Mr Inglis and there was a merry dance.

Jan 30  1834 NEWBURGH

On the night of Friday last a man about 50 years of age, when sitting by his own fireside and in the act of giving a neighbour a snuff, leaned back in his chair and instantly expired. He had performed his days work as usual.


Saturday last was a gala day to the inhabitants of this place. Early in the morning the waving of several flags from the turrets of the steeple indicated that something was about to happen. At last it was announced that the foundation stone of the gas works was about to be erected there. A band of music from Errol, which spirited exertions of Mr Cameron secured and another from ‘Muchty. About 3 o'clock the proprietors  of the gas works attended by the Magistrates, Town Council, the Odd Fellows, Friendly Weaver and Mason societies wearing their respective badges drew up in procession in front of the Town House and proceeded to the spot, when the laying of the stone was performed by Alex Sinclair RWM of Lindores Lodge amidst a great concourse of spectators. An appropriate prayer was then offered by Rev. Anderson.