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

1980

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

1981

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

1982

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

1983

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

1984

Ballantrae Schoolhouse burned down

1985

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'

1986

Mrs Frances Logan celebrated her 100th birthday

1986 Flower Show winners

1987

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

1989

1989 Ardstinchar Players

        

 

 

 

 

 

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