Glass Remembered …

The “Glass Remembered …” web pages contain photographs, historical records and fascinating information that show how and what it was like to live in Glass in days gone by. Unless otherwise stated, most of the information on the “Glass Remembered …” pages has been kindly provided by Marina Alexander.  Marina is indebted to both the late Mr Gordon, a historian with a special interest in Glass and the late Miss Gilchrist of Roselea, who so willingly helped Marina gain her knowledge of the Glass area.

People of Glass

Places in Glass

Living in Glass

Glass Baptisms

Glass Census  

Glass School 

Beldorney School

Glass Kirk 

World War

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5 thoughts on “Glass Remembered …

  1. Malcolm Hay

    Sadly, I do not have any photographs of Butterwards, but I do remember the last inhabitant, Geordie Duncan very well. While flanking during a driven grouse day at Edinglassie, he was peppered by one of the guns. When he appeared after the drive with blood pouring from his lip, my father rushed up to ask him if he was all right – “Afa het” was Geordie’s typically laconic reply as he wandered off to the next drive, completely unfazed by what had happened.

    I also remember Willie Watt of Back o’Hill and his tractor sitting in the middle of the Deveron having run off from the very steep slope below the farm. Having taken the grazing of Gouls, Waterside and Back o’Hill for the past several years, I have had one or two frights myself negotiating those slippery, steep slopes!

  2. Adrian Sangster

    My family were crofters and farmers in the Beldorney area for over 200 years. The Duncan/Jamiesons at Craigwatch, Craigdorney & Butterwards. The Watts at Back o’hill then my granny (Mary Watt) and grandad (William Duncan) were at Waterside, Gouls for almost 50 years before retiring to Backside in the late 1980’s. On the other branch of the family tree were the Winks at Markethill & Hillockhead who were the local Blacksmiths. Wondered if anyone had any photos of Butterwards because there doesn’t seem to be any in our family albums.

    1. Glass Community Association Post author

      Hi Adrian
      Thank you for your note on the Glass Community Association Website. Let’s see if anyone has photos of Butterwards to share.

    2. Marina Alexander

      Hi Adrian,
      I am sorry I don’t have a photo of Butterwards, but I do have some information on the Watt/Duncan/Wink families taken from various newspapers if that would be of interest to you.


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