Earlier in the year, there was a discussion at the Fearnan Village Association AGM about the possibility of getting some signs for the important registered monuments in the village, along with a centrally-placed orientation board showing visitors where to find them.
The monuments are:
- the Baptismal Font from the Celtic Church built by Ciaran around 500AD;
- the Market Cross in Boreland Wood, which appears on a map produced as far back as 1769;
- the Measles Stone, an example of a Healing Stone which were common until around the 17th century;
- the Boar Stone which features in one of the Lady of Lawers prophesies, and may have been associated with the Ring Stone on Lawers as a signpost for journeys east and west.
At the moment, only the Baptismal Font has a sign explaining its significance.
Our plan for signs received a boost recently, when the Community Council were advised of the availability of grants for signs and pathways from the Countryside Trust. There has since been a meeting between the Community Council, the FVA and the person responsible for preparing the requests for grants, and we have agreed to provide information to support an application for a grant towards the cost of signs for Fearnan’s monuments. Nothing is certain and it may take some time, but we have our fingers crossed!
Coffee Mornings resume after the summer on Tuesday 10th September, and the one after that is Tuesday 8th October.
And finally, we have been asked by the Community Council to pass on a reminder to be vigilant about security on any outhouses, sheds or garages. There have been a number of thefts of equipment in recent days.