This Saturday (19th May), we’ll be at St Andrews Cemetery, Peebles, Peeblesshire from 10am to 4pm to record gravestone inscriptions and take photos.
If you have not been to a previous transcribing session - don't worry, you will be made very welcome and full training will be given.
Bring along a notebook and pen/pencil, a kneeling pad, a light brush and some chalk (optional).
Most people coming for the whole day bring along a picnic, and a bottle of water; deciphering faded and weathered inscriptions can be thirsty work.
If preferred, the Neidpath Inn is a few minutes walk back towards the town and does bar lunches. Beyond the inn, Forsyth the baker's has a shop; there's a Coop store just beyond that and beyond that is Rambler's cafe, part of the Castle Warehouse store. If you are looking for something special - just round the corner from Ramblers is Cocoa Black on the bridge - award winning chocolatier with cakes and sandwiches as well.
It's wonderful if you can manage the whole day, but if that's too long for you, no problems at all - all assistance on the day is very welcome.
Although you can just turn up, it can be helpful if you could let Ronald know, in advance, via our Contacts page using the contact type Gravestone Recording.
We’re looking forward to catching up with you and meeting some new faces.
Getting there: Go out of Peebles on the Glasgow Road (also known as Old Town Road/Neidpath Road/A72) and the cemetery is on the right hand side opposite the entrance to the Park/medical centre. It is about a 5 minute walk from the end of the High Street. Map.