Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2022

Date of publication

1st December 2022


A number of the older residents in Abernethy have provided their recollections of the Abernethy in which they grew up. Those which we have available for viewing can be accessed by clicking on the links below or via the “Days of Yore” on the navigation bar at the left hand side of the page.

Bob Macdonald’s recollections.

Ian Bett’s Recollections

How True

Eating in the 50s and 60s

Bobby Clow’s Schooldays

Evelyn Scobie’s Childhood

May Dack’s Recollections

Ian Cartwright’s Recollections of Gala Days

A Sporting Memory

Ruby Ironside’s Trip down Memory Lane

The Life and Times of a “Village Lad”

VE Day Victory Parade

Farming in the 18th Century

Memories of a Septuagenarian

My Fifteen Minutes

Family Memories

Roman Holiday OHMS

Abdie Curling Club

School Trips in the Thirties

GA Memories

Perth Then and Now

Abernethy Then

A Village Lad Remembers

The Changing Face of the High Street

Abernethy High Street

Down Memory Lane

Why Sex Matters in the Animal World

Memories of Summer 1976

Remembering Remembrance

Abernethy Station and Other Memories

The Witches’ Road

Being a volunteer

From an Old Courier

As mentioned by Ruby in her “Trip down memory lane” there were many more shops and businesses in Abernethy than there are today.

In the 1920s for instance there were;

2 bakers,

a bank,

3 blacksmiths,

2 boot and shoemakers,

1 butcher,

2 cattle dealers,

4 coal merchants,

3 drapers and winney manufacturers,

3 dressmakers and milliners,

8 fruitgrowers,

4 grocers and general dealers,

3 joiners and cabinet makers,

6 spirit dealers,

1 tailor,

3 fishing tacksmen,

1 hairdresser,

1 traction engine operator,

1 sexton,

1 inspector of the poor,

1 ironmonger and seed merchant,

1 fully operational railway station

12 families listed as Gentry.

You could be suited, booted and ready for anything all in the one street.

Happy days.

If there are any I have missed let me know.

The Ed