Thursday, March 29, 2012

West Linton Churchyard

What, you might well ask, has Tweeddale Community Transport got to do with the Borders Family History Society ?  Well it's the reason that I've nearly finished transcribing the monumental inscriptions in West Linton Churchyard.  One of our regular jobs is to collect a number of the older residents of the parish and take them to their Tuesday Afternoon Club.  This involves a wait of around 1½ hours right beside West Linton Church.  It occurred to me that this would be an ideal opportunity to make start on West Linton MIs.  Almost 3 years on there are only about 15 stones left to complete.  The most intractable ones of course.  The Tuesday Afternoon Club doesn't meet in the summer but I hope I'll finish by the end of the year.

I've been helped a lot by West Linton and District History Association who surveyed the stones in the churchyard in 2003 as part of Historic Scotland's Carved Stone Decay project in 2003.

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