Spot­light on Scot­landwell

Traces through time

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - FROM THE ARCHIVE - with Car­o­line Lind­say craigie@the­courier.co.uk

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.

Do get in touch if you have any sto­ries about th­ese pic­tures:

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.

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