Month: August 2013

Educationalist Learmonth White Dalrymple

Learmonth White Dalrymple was the daughter of William Dalrymple and his wife Janet, and was baptised at Coupar Angus at the end of July 1827. Learmonth did not have an easy childhood as her mother’s death, in 1840, meant that much of the daily tasks of caring for the family fell to her (she was Read More

Scotland for the Holidays

‘Out with the map of Scotland, a good large one’, wrote New Zealand Scot W.J. Crawford in 1900, one suitable for the ‘journey through the fair land of Scotia.’ Said map in hand, Crawford embarked on a cycling tour, exploring the ‘far-famed Western Highlands replete with rugged mountains and stream-roaring glens’ and ‘the towering portals Read More