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


Death of Bernard Fergusson, The Right Honourable the Lord Ballantrae, KT, GCMG, GCVO, DSO, OBE


The Honourable Geordie Fergusson succeeded his father as patron of the Bernard Fergusson School in New Zealand


Bernard Fergusson Memorial Scholarship established by the Maori Queen, Dame Te Atairangikaahu


A lorry laden with 600 straw bales caught fire in the village centre, damaging two houses

Death of Henry Ewing Torbet, known as 'Snib', who lived in Bennane Cave for many years and was shown great kindness by the Ballantrae folks.  The villagers erected a memorial cairn nearby with his epitaph "RESPECTED AND INDEPENDENT".

1983 Lobster fisherman


Ballantrae Schoolhouse burned down


River Stinchar burst its banks, closing the A77 road

Mrs Peggy Kirk and the Melville family of Bennane took part in BBC Radio Scotland's programme 'The Carrick Connection'


Mrs Frances Logan celebrated her 100th birthday

1986 Flower Show winners


Emily Mitchell retired from service to Ballantrae Primary School after ten years as Dinner Lady and 42 years driving the school taxi


1989 Ardstinchar Players







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