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Dalwhinnie Voices

Mrs Kennedy and Calum
Dalwhinnie Voices
Mrs Kennedy and Calum "Piobair" Macpherson

Mrs Kennedy, proprietor,and Calum "Piobair" Macpherson,at the Dalwhinnie Inn (Loch Ericht Hotel). This photo may actually date from October 1861 when HM Queen Victoria stayed for 1 night. Piobair was a famous piper and tutor. He was piper to MacPherson of Cluny - the Clan Chief. His Memorial Cairn stands at Catlodge.
Picture added on 09 April 2012 at 19:20
Comments:
Hallo,I would like to let you know that Dalwhinnie had famous visitors as early as August 1858. They were Theodor Fontane, a famous German novelist, and his friend. The book he wrote later - Beyond the Tweed - is also available in English. They rested at Dalwhinnie Inn, and I would very much like to find an old photo or image of that inn, plus as much information as possible.
Please get in touch if you can help. Thank you very much in advance.
Added by Claus Cartellieri on 20 October 2012
This is the oldest photo we have,and precious few in the intervening years.Anyone got more?

Anonymous comment added on 05 November 2012
Hallo again,
now that this wonderful old photo was found, I would like to ask for permission to use it in a historical paper, describing the various resting points of Fontane during his visit to Scotland.
I hope that Douglas Abercrombie will agree to let me have it, and will be looking forward to his reply.
Added by Claus Cartellieri , 19399 Dobbertin/Germany on 06 November 2012
I have no problems with that Claus.
Anonymous comment added on 11 November 2012
Great, and thank you very much again. I am even happier now that you also posted an old "timetable" on your website ("Principal Hotels"). This was the route used by Theodor Fontane in 1858.
I will gladly use this for my paper.
Added by Claus Cartellieri , 19399 Dobbertin/Germany on 14 November 2012
Hi, I am writing an article for the Highland Family History Society about Dalwhinnie in the 1850s as part of my search for information about my great great grandfather who died in Dalwhinnie sometime before 1855. He was supposed to have been an innkeeper in the village (I am not convinced). Please could I use this photo as illustration? I will also send a copy of the article for the website, as there is some interesting Dalwhinnie-related information in family papers.
Added by Karin Thompson on 15 December 2012
OK with me - I have a list of "Dalwhinnie Innkeepers" somewhere which I have yet to post. Dougie

Added by Douglas Abercrombie on 23 December 2012
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