Early on New Year’s Day, having brought in the New Year in style, an Abernethy lad persuaded his future brother-in-law that it would be a good idea to use the old bowling green roller to wish the people of Abernethy the compliments of the season by rolling the words Happy New Year in the snow of the bowling green. This they accomplished, though somewhat unsuccessfully. The greenkeeper’s reaction and his carefully chosen words have not been recorded.
On another occasion, a group of Abernethy lads got together in the square and started rolling two snowballs down past Kinclaven and on towards the Newburgh road. The snowballs, by this time, were extremely large. Outside the front door of Strathairlie (on the left at the corner of the main road) stood two trees in pots, one at each side of the door. The temptation was too great. The trees were removed and placed with the two snowballs sucessfully blocking the Newburgh road. The lads then disappeared.