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 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: