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1900s

Cottages at Ardstinchar

1900

Advert for a certified female teacher for Ballochdowan School offered salary of £35 with house and garden. Average attendance at school was under 25 pupils.

Additions to Auchenflower House made by James Miller for Hughes-Onslow

Ballantrae Free Church became a United Free charge through the 1900 union of the Free Church of Scotland and the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland

1900 Ardstinchar Castle

1900 boats at Ballantrae Harbour, showing Stranraer registration 'SR'

1900 coastguard

1900 lifeboat

1901

School introduced Secondary Education

Death of James Paterson Wason, aged 61. James had been an Inspector of the Poor, a postmaster and a baker.  He and his wife Jane had nine children, and in 1881 employed on man, two boys as apprentice bakers, and one woman.  He was later also the local Registrar, Clerk to the School Board and Clerk to the Parish Council.  So highly respected was he by the local community that they erected gates in his honour at Ballantrae Cemetery.  Built across the top of the gates, in wrought iron, are the words 'WASON MEMORIAL GATES'.

1902

Ballantrae fishermen apply to the Board of Trade for permission to alter the course of the River Stinchar 1570 yards to the south of its present position

Death of architect and historian David MacGibbon who had owned Laggan Estate and built Laggan House, and was the architect for the addition of the clock tower on Ballantrae Parish Church. A plaque to his memory was erected inside the church.

1903

Schoolmaster at Auchenflower was John Fergusson

1904

Davaar House built with sandstone from Arran

1904 Cart in Main Street

1905

Balnowlart House built by Architect J Jerdan & son

1905 Coach at the Royal Hotel

1905 Old Bridge Ardstinchar

1906

1906 Shellknowe

1907

Collision at Knockdolian between a lady cyclist and one of three gentlemen cyclists coming in opposite direction, rendering both unconscious for a time. Treatment given to the lady at Ballantrae and in Girvan to the gentleman.

1908

Renowned artist Joseph Henderson died in July at Kintyre House on Foreland. His work was shown in the Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition of 1891.

Postman Robert Cunningham tragically died in the snow on Kilantringan Moor on 28 December

Steamer 'Deloraine' stranded a mile north of Ballantrae on 29 December. Moonlight rescue of salvage gang by Ballantrae lifeboat under coxswain McWhirter when the salvage steamer 'Douglas' was unable to take the men off due to the surf, and had to seek refuge in Loch Ryan.

1909

Carlock House built, either on site of former castle or nearby

Hugh Gallagher, a harvester from Donegal, found dead on rocks at Bennane after falling over the cliff

After two months stranded at Ballantrae, steamer 'Deloriane' refloated in February and towed to the Clyde

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