100 YEARS AGO Golden calf of the Strath
A correspondent writes: “Nearly £3000 for a calf! It is enough to take one’s breath away.
“It is questionable if even the famous golden calf of Biblical times was worth so great a sum.
“The record price paid the other day by Mr Stewart of Millhills for a bull calf has formed an interesting topic of conversation not only in Crieff district, but doubtless far outwith the bounds of Perthshire.
“It is certain many Crieff folks would like to see this golden wonder in the flesh, and if only the Laird of Millhills would put it on exhibition somewhere in the town and charge a small sum for the Red Cross funds, a good few pounds would be realised thereby.”
Sunday last looked like a day in winter in Strathearn, the whole valley being covered with snow.
A snowstorm in early October is rather remarkable, even in Strathearn, and few old people can say they remember of such an occurrence.
The swallows have not yet wholly left for the sunny south.
A few of them are still seen flitting about Crieff district. The surprise snowstorm does not seem to have hurried their flight southward.