Saturday, 11 March 2017

Tour Scotland Video March Small Group Tour Cemetery Collace Perthshire



Tour Scotland wee video of photographs from a March small group tour of the cemetery in Collace, Perthshire, Scotland. Collace parish church was built as a Free Church in 1854 but changed to the Church of Scotland in 1929. It was originally known as the Burrelton Free Church and later as Buerrelton and Cargill. John MacKay Bernard of Dunsinnan and Buttergask born 1857, died 1919, is buried in Collace churchyard close to his Dunsinnan estate. He was a Scottish brewer, philanthropist and noted amateur meteorologist. He was President of the Scottish Meteorological Society from 1912 to 1915. He was born the son of Thomas Bernard, died 1874, of the Edinburgh brewing company of Thomas and James Bernard Brewers Ltd. founded in 1840. They operated from 71 North Back in the Canongate. On his father’s death in 1874 he inherited the company along with his older brother Daniel Bernard. John decided to attend university to better his knowledge and graduated BSc form Edinburgh University in 1887. Thomas and James Bernard Brewers survived until 1960 when it was taken over by Scottish Brewers Ltd. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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