this Years' Ballantrae Festival of Food & Drink has been cancelled BUT will return bigger and better on 12 & 13 June 2021

1961

The Monte Carlo Rally passed through Ballantrae.  Ten drivers were stopped and charged with speeding, and the rally route never again included our village.

1962

Bernard Fergusson of Auchairne appointed Governor General of New Zealand for five years

1963

Royal Observer Corps underground nuclear monitoring post built at Holm Park Farm.  Remained in use until 1968, then reopened 1974-91.

Ballantrae cut off by snow.  Supplies and mail delivered by fishing boat 'Annabelle'.

1963 Snow

1964

Ballantrae New Bridge built

1965 New Bridge complete

1965

Mr George Boreland retired as Headmaster of Ballantrae School after 21 years

School in New Zealand named after Bernard Fergusson, the Governor General

1966

The 'May' ran aground

1966 "May" runs aground

1968

Crowds lined the Main Street as HRH Princess Margaret passed through on her way to open the Scottish Milk Marketing Board's new creamery in Stranraer

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