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The 2009 Burnett Gathering - Sunday Activities
Sunday August 2nd Scolty Hill Walk Although some of the visitors attended the local churches, many of the others started Sunday with a walk up Scolty Hill overlooking Banchory. At the foot of the hill, I met a friend accompanied by a visitor from Raleigh North Carolina when by chance, five yards away was Tom Phillips who also came from Raleigh. It's a small world! Scolty Tower was erected in 1839 in memory to General William Burnett of Banchory Lodge, son of 6th Baronet He served in Flanders in 1793 under the Duke of York. He was created General in 1837. He acquired Arbeadie from his brother, Sir Robert, and half of the estate of Blackhall from Sir Edward Bannerman. He died unmarried in 1839. Visit to the Crannog on the Loch of Leys We returned to Inchmarlo to collect others before setting off on the perennial walk to the Loch of Leys to see the 12th century Crannog, the man made island on which the Burnetts lived before they built the castle. Although some had been to it before, it is an essential part of the gathering visit. Deeside Railway From there we drove to Milton where many took a journey on the Deeside Railway alongside the River Dee. Although only about a mile of track is operating, more is being laid and I would like to think that, in two years time, we can be taken all the way to Banchory. Although some of our visitors had already left by this time, most of those remaining lunched in the Milton Conservatory where we said our farewells. I would like to think that all our gatherings in the past have provided a worthwhile visit for all those who have been here. We try to make the few days of the visit as full, interesting and as relevant as possible. Burnetts have had long and strong local associations and there is much to see. We learn from each gathering and, for next time, will endeavour arrange a programme which will provide for all. We are pleased that there are an increasing number of younger Burnetts at our gatherings and we will make a special effort to cater for their interests on future occasions.
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The 2009 Burnett Gathering - Sunday Activities
Sunday August 2nd Scolty Hill Walk Although some of the visitors attended the local churches, many of the others started Sunday with a walk up Scolty Hill overlooking Banchory. At the foot of the hill, I met a friend accompanied by a visitor from Raleigh North Carolina when by chance, five yards away was Tom Phillips who also came from Raleigh. It's a small world! Scolty Tower was erected in 1839 in memory to General William Burnett of Banchory Lodge, son of 6th Baronet He served in Flanders in 1793 under the Duke of York. He was created General in 1837. He acquired Arbeadie from his brother, Sir Robert, and half of the estate of Blackhall from Sir Edward Bannerman. He died unmarried in 1839. Visit to the Crannog on the Loch of Leys We returned to Inchmarlo to collect others before setting off on the perennial walk to the Loch of Leys to see the 12th century Crannog, the man made island on which the Burnetts lived before they built the castle. Although some had been to it before, it is an essential part of the gathering visit. Deeside Railway From there we drove to Milton where many took a journey on the Deeside Railway alongside the River Dee. Although only about a mile of track is operating, more is being laid and I would like to think that, in two years time, we can be taken all the way to Banchory. Although some of our visitors had already left by this time, most of those remaining lunched in the Milton Conservatory where we said our farewells. I would like to think that all our gatherings in the past have provided a worthwhile visit for all those who have been here. We try to make the few days of the visit as full, interesting and as relevant as possible. Burnetts have had long and strong local associations and there is much to see. We learn from each gathering and, for next time, will endeavour arrange a programme which will provide for all. We are pleased that there are an increasing number of younger Burnetts at our gatherings and we will make a special effort to cater for their interests on future occasions.