Ann’s Bench

Back in May, work started on clearing a site for a special seat at the top of the Cow Park.  The seat was to be gifted by Ian McGregor, in memory of his wife Ann, and the plan was to install it at a spot where they sat on many occasions to enjoy the view.

Two weeks ago, after the seat was installed, the McGregor family came to climb the hill together and inaugurate Ann’s Bench.  The weather on the day, combined with the amazing view, provided a classic Scottish background for their visit.



The McGregor Family

The McGregor Family

The seat provides a link with Fearnan for the family, and Ian is sure that they will return over the years to enjoy the view and re-kindle their happy memories of times in the village.

Ian is grateful to all those who contributed time and effort to help clear the site, but particularly to Keith Brockie, who master-minded the project (and implemented most of it) supported by Hazel. He hopes that the seat will be well used by walkers on the hill and that it will give pleasure to both residents and visitors.

Indeed it will. What’s more, it will keep Ann in our hearts during the years ahead.

This short video sums up a wonderful family tribute. The piper is Ian and Ann’s eldest grandson:




Thrift Shop

The Hall has the Thrift Shop from 3rd – 9th September. Tombola prizes should be given to Karen ahead of 2nd September – please phone 830548 to arrange.
Volunteers are needed for the shop! If you can help by doing a morning or afternoon shift during that week, please contact Elaine on 830682.
Donations of good quality clothing, bric-a-brac, books and children’s items can be brought along to the shop during the week.  Karen or Elaine can arrange uplift of items if required.
Lunch Break!
Take a break for lunch! The FVA will be serving Soup and Rolls with fillings, tea, coffee – and something sweet to finish off – on Saturday 16th September 12.00 – 14.00 in the Mclean Hall.  £4.00 pp, school children half price.

About Fearnan Village Association

Fearnan Village Association was formed in 2007 to provide a means through which those who live in the village can come together to discuss and respond to issues of importance to the village, particularly those that will have an impact on our quality of life. We also organise social events, such as the very popular Pudding Night in February, Strawberry TeaZ in July, and other events and coffee mornings throughout the year.
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3 Responses to Ann’s Bench

  1. Alan says:

    What a lovely chair and beautiful spot. I am sure it will be well used by all.

    Minor point but you may want to check the screws that have been used on plaque. If they are brass you may be getting galvanic corrosion with dissimilar metals. That is what appears to be causing discolouration.

    Sorry to be a nurd but better catching it now

    All the best


  2. Kristien Massie says:

    Lovely idea and lovely bench with a splendid view to remember Ann x

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