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William Ross, a farm servant from Abernyte, spent 22 years training to become a missionary, before departing in 1840 for Central South Africa on the same boat as David Livingstone. From his new home in Africa  he established churches, schools and hospitals which his  descendants  have continued  to support  and expand over the years.  William Ross remained in Africa for the rest of his life. 
173 years later on 17th June 2013, his great great great great grandson, Kim Ross, came from South Africa to Abernyte  to be married to Mariska van Scheltinga .    Originally there were to be  25  guests,  85  arrived on the Big Day!   At the request of the bride and groom, Holy Communion was celebrated within the marriage ceremony.  
God’s timeless presence  pervaded  our  ancient  church as we shared  His  Love,  Peace and Blessings with Christians linked by bonds throughout the years.                   
The 15th Earl of Kinnoull 1935-2013
The Earl of Kinnoull, died 7 June, 2013, in Scotland. He was 78. A peer for 75 years, the 15th Earl (Peerage of Scotland, cr 1633), was also Viscount Dupplin (Peerage Scotland, 1627), Lord Hay of Kinfauns (Peerage of Scot, Scotland 1633), & Baron Hay, of Pedwardine (Peerage of GB, 1711).
(Arthur) William George Patrick Hay was b 26 May, 1935, son of George Harley Hay, the 14th Earl of Kinnoull (1902-38), by his 2nd wife the former Mary Ethel Isabel Meyrick (d Dec 1938), daughter of Dr Ferdinand Richard Holmes Meyrick, and succeeded to the family honours on his father's death, 18 Mar, 1938.
He married 1 June, 1961, Gay Anne Lowson, daughter of Sir Denys Lowson, 1st Baronet, Lord Mayor of London 1950-51, by whom he had, a son and three daughters. The peerages now devolve upon his Lordship's only son, Charles William Harley Hay, styled Viscount Dupplin at Pitkindie House.

Carse of Gowrie Zero Waste Campaign

5th-20th March 2013 hosted by 
The Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group
‘Make Trash into Cash’ for the Junior Carsonians, the Carse primary school kids

The campaign challenges the householders across the Carse of Gowrie to dramatically reduce their landfill contribution by putting as little into their green waste bins by reducing, recycling and reusing.  Our bins, in selected areas, have been weighed and between now and the next time you put your green bin out make a difference by checking you can’t put anything from there into your blue or brown!

The launch is on 2nd March 2013 at Errol Village Hall from 11-12.30pm. All welcome, refreshments are provided and the chance to enter the Carse of Gowrie Zero Waste Campaign Competition which could win you a £50 voucher from Rattray’s Bar and Restaurant!  
For every tonne of waste reduced during the campaign approximately £78 will go to the Junior Carsonians, the junior division of the Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group and all the pupils from out Carse Primary Schools to use on their environmental projects.
Also running at the same time is the Plastic Bag Zero Waste Campaign, when you use your local Carse shop if you take your own bag and don’t use one of their you get a raffle ticket which enters you into a draw to win a £50 voucher from the Inchture Hotel.
The Grande Finale is on the 23rd March at Errol Village Hall at 11am-12.30pm with Love Food Hate Waste Cookery Demonstration by Andrew Ramsay from Rattray’s Bar and Restaurant, and the announcements to our combined waste reduction and the 2 campaign competitions.
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In partnership with Perth and Kinross Council
Hamish Carr 1936-2013 
The whole community is saddened by the death of Hamish Carr. Hamish Carr, was baptised in The South Church, Abernyte, when he was 5 weeks old. He attended Sunday School, progressed to Youth Fellow-ship and was “bull dozed” into the Church Choir.  After marriage and a family, his commitment to The Church of Scotland continued and he undertook a wide range of positions in Abernyte - Board Member, Treasurer, Elder, Presbytery Elder and Session Clerk. Within the Dundee Presbytery he was a respected Convenor of Fabric Property for many years. He described himself as a “notorious member of Presbytery”, and was always inspired by his Christian beliefs. 
As a skilled joiner with much experience and knowledge of the building trade, he ensured that Abernyte Church lived up to its reputation as “one of the most beautiful small churches in Scotland”, and a living Church, with a lively congregation. Hamish was able to communicate with all ages and social classes and had an instinctive desire to help those in need. 
Throughout his life he thanked God for his healthy loving family and our condolences go out to them at this time. The Service in Abernyte Church was a fitting memorial to his Life and Faith. 
A generous donation was gifted to CHAS.


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