Village Notice Board 

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November 2017
Congratulations and best wishes to Calvin and Jean Strickland who celebrate their Golden Wedding on 18th November 2017. 

September 2017

Congratulations to Mrs McCrorie a long time Stanley resident who recently celebrated her 100th birthday card and is shown here proudly displaying her birthday card received from the Queen.  Happy Birthday.

August 2017

 

Congratulations and best wishes to Ray and Sandra Northcott who celebrated their Golden Wedding on 5th August 2017.  Ray, formerly of 35 Murray Place joined the Army in 1964 and after a full  service career including many overseas postings settled in Tewkesbury Gloucestershire with Sandra who is from Glenearn Terrace Perth.  They met as young teenagers when Ray was in the Black Watch cadets and Sandra was in the Girls Nautical Training Corps.   

July 2017

Congratulations to Leigh Mitchell (formerly of King St) and Barry Grieve who were married at Oxnam Kirk Jedburgh on Saturday 22nd July 2017.  Reverend Marion Dodd officiated.  The reception was held at Runningburn Kelso.  We wish the newly married couple all the best for the future.

 

It’s 10 years today since 070707 and thought it was maybe time for a moment of reflection to remember the Stanley people who were on the list to attend the 070707 reunion and sadly are no longer with us today.    In no particular order:

Bob Scott the former Provost of Perth and Kinross who opened the event.  Peter Cameron Vice Chairman of the 070707 committee.  Peter was a former neighbour in Manse Cres and I knew him all of my life without one cross word.  On a personal note now my eldest sister Edna Gourlay (nee Donaldson) and nephew Denis Allan (Denis was on the list but work commitments prevented him attending). Bill Hancock who had travelled from Penang Malayasia to be there. Jim Whytock Snr and Jim Whytock Jnr former next door neighbours in Manse Cres for many years.  James Stewart.  Kate Gairns.  Beth Kennedy.  Mhairi Kay.  May Williamson (nee O’Brien).  Helen Smith (nee O’Brien). Rene Coghlan (nee O’Brien). Millie Stewart.  Abby Duff.  Jack & Isobel Ford.  Bob O’Brien.  Ron (Pike) Smith.

Jimmy Donaldson 7th July 2017

 

May 2017

Well done to Stanley man Craig Mitchell on being named Scone Thistle's FC's Player of the Year as well  as joint Players' Player of the Year.  It's been a big month for Craig as he and his wife Gillian also welcomed into the world their new son Theo Andrew Mitchell on 18th May 2017.  Congratulations on all three!

April 2017

Rene Coghlan (nee O'Brien) passed away peacefully on 22nd April 2017 in PRI.  Rene lived in Bankfoot for many years before she moved back to Stanley.  Rene was the last remaining O'Brien sister having lost Margaret (Anderson) in February and Helen (Smith) the youngest last August. Funeral service will take place at Perth Crematorium on Monday 1st May at 4pm.   R.I.P. Rene.

March 2017

Guest Book

Hopefully this is the last message about the Guest Book.  We now have one on the website and although it is not exactly what I wanted it is about the only one available.  Please feel free to post your comments and you can access it by 

January 2017

Guest Book

 

The Guest Book has been offline since just before Christmas and I'll try to explain why without boring you to death. You are probably not aware but when you set up a website you have to pay an annual fee for a domain name ie Stanley Perthshire as well as renting webspace on the internet (similar to Council tax - the bigger house/space you need - the higher the fee).  To have a Guest Book on your site you also have to find another provider and in my case I paid a one off fee when the website was set up in 2005 to Guestbook World.com which was run by Leslie Wright a singer/songwriter from Arkansas.  This was about the only Guest Book available that was ad free.  Just over a year ago Leslie who is now a web designer - check her website out at  www.lesliewrightproductions.com  sold the rights to Guest Book World for a four figure sum and the new owner decided to start charging an annual maintenance fee - probably to recoup their costs - which I rather grudgingly paid bearing in mind the original deal ie "one off fee".   This story is getting even more boring and I apologise for this but you need to know when the website is updated a copy needs to be saved on a memory stick/USB/flash drive/disc whatever you want to call it from the last backup and I do this without fail.  However, I cannot backup the Guest Book as it is a separate entity from the website.  Unfortunately last month when the Guest Book was being transferred or updated to another server by the new Guest Book owner this process failed.   When they tried to re-install it they found the backup disc was corrupted. Whilst it may be possible to recover the Guest Book I have been told it is unlikely that the historical entries made over the last 12 years will still exist which is really disappointing to put it mildly.  The current Guest Book owner is absolutely distraught about the situation too and has had someone working on it but it has been a while now so I doubt whether the outcome is going to be good.  We have also lost the tally of the number of visitors to the website which was just short of 100000.  I have been looking at new Guest Books or perhaps a forum instead but will wait a week or two before going ahead and making the change.  If you have any suggestions/ideas on the way forward then please let me know. 

Jimmy Donaldson 18th January 2017

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Les Taylor

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rFor old school friends 

Neil Ferguson

Neil Ferguson who used to live next to the old  Surgery in Perth Road (Feus Brae)  opposite the tennis courts would like to hear from anyone who remembers him.  Neil and his family emigrated to Australia in 1965 when he was 12 years old.

Billy Morrow

 

Billy Morrow who now lives in Fife is trying to contact an old school friend Fifi O'Brien who he lost contact with some years ago.  

Tony Scott

Old School Friends -  1963-1972

Anyone who remembers  me and wants an excuse to escape  the wife for the evening  and  have  a small  alcoholic  beverage I would love to hear from you    Lived in Stanley from 63 till 72  and if you know me  you will remember I was football daft and still am.  Working in Perth now but live in Cowdenbeath with my wife of 25 years.   Love to get to know my old school pals again.  It's been 35 years.  Where has the time gone?    Love to talk about the best days of  my life and they were spent in Stanley as a boy.

      Tony Scott  

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