Spotlight on Scotlandwell
Traces through time
Scotlandwell is a village in Perth and Kinross to the east of Loch Leven.
Our first picture shows a tranquil scene in the village in 1957. There’s only one car and a handful of children walking in the distance.
In the second picture, taken in 1974, a disheartened Mr William Mitchell of Well Cottage, Scotlandwell, surveys the old wishing well which has dried up for the first time in 100 years.
It’s 1985 and ground maintenance engineer Bert Jarvis and his assistant Phil Markes are working on a glider wing at the Scottish Glider Union at Portmoak.
The airfield regularly played host to visitors from south of the border and further afield.
Our final picture shows a bagful of plastic ducks being released into the river ahead of the toy duck race at Milnathort on Boxing Day 1990.
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Many readers spotted and contacted us about the incorrect pictures and captions in Wednesday’s feature on Loch Leven. We apologise for the errors and the resulting confusion.
Simply quackers: Scores of ducks make a bid for freedom in 1990.
Summers seemed so long and hot back then... a sleepy village in 1957.
Where’s all the water gone? No wishes at the well in 1974.
Fixing a glider was plane sailing for Bert and Phil back in 1985.