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Plaque to unnamed Maidservant of Balhadie House

Inscription: 

MINNIE BURN

NEAR THIS SPOT, IN A
'CUNDIE' OR STONE CHANNEL,
FLOWS THE MINNIE BURN.
IT WAS USED AS
AN ESCAPE ROUTE FOR A
MAIDSERVANT OF BALHADIE HOUSE
WHO ON FEBRUARY 5TH 1746
ATTEMPTED TO MURDER
THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND BY
POURING BOILING WATER ON HIS
HEAD FROM AN UPPER WINDOW
AS HE RODE BY IN PURSUIT OF
THE JACOBITE ARMY
SHE WAS NEVER
CAUGHT!

Location:
High Street
Dunblane

Unnamed Maidservant of Balhadie House

Mary Slessor memorial

Dedicated to: 
Erected by: 
Mary Slessor Foundation
Date: 
2015
Material: 
Bronze and granite
Location:
Outside Steeple church
Nethergate
Dundee, DD1 4DG
Images: 
Memorial
Memorial
Memorial
Memorial

Katie Mccallum's Cairn

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

None

Date: 
Before 1866
Material: 
Stone
Location:
Clashenteple Hill
ABD, AB36

Katie Mccallum

Dates: 
Died before 1866

Katie Mccallum died in a snowstorm. The cairn marks the spot where her body was found. There are references to the cairn in 1866 and so it is known that she died prior to that.

Sources

Gwen Mayor

Dates: 
born c 1951, killed 13 March 1996

Gwen was shot and killed on 13th March, 1996, alongside 16 Primary 1 schoolchildren at Dunblane Primary School in the school gymnasium.

"Mrs Mayor grew up in Great Harwood, a small town in North East Lancashire, and married Rodney Mayor at the town’s Central Methodist Church. The couple went on to have two daughters together, Esther and Deborah, before moving to Scotland during the early 1970s."

Images: 
Gwen Mayor
Sources
Flame for Dunblane
National Recording Project

Memorial Fountain in Dunblane Memorial Garden

Dedicated to: 
Designed by: 
Maggy Howarth, with lettering by Boris Howarth
Date: 
dedicated March 14, 1998
Material: 
stone
Location:
Dunblane Memorial Garden
Dunblane, STG
Images: 
Fountain at Dunblane Memorial Garden in memory of Gwen Mayor and the children who were killed in the Dunblane Massacre
Fountain at Dunblane Memorial Garden in memory of Gwen Mayor and the children who were killed in the Dunblane Massacre
Additional information: 

The memorial is dedicated to Gwen Mayor and the 16 children who were killed in the Dunblane Massacre in 1996.

Plaque to Lorna Moon

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

Lorna Moon (Nora Low) 1886-1930
Author and Hollywood Scriptwriter
Lived Here The Temperance Hotel
until 1907.

Erected by: 
Strichen and District Community Council
Date: 
2010
Location:
11 High Street
Strichen , AB43 6SQ

Lorna Moon

Other names: 
She was born Helen Nora Wilson Low. Her married surname was Hebditch.
Dates: 
16 June 1886 - 1 May 1930

Nora Low was born in Strichen, Aberdeenshire, in 1886, the daughter of Charles Low, plasterer, and Margaret Benzies. In 1907 she married William Hebditch, a commercial traveller. They had a son, William. They emigrated to Canada. In 1913 she left the husband and son to live with Walter Moon, with whom she had a daughter, Mary Leonore Moon. She began working as a journalist and adopted the pen-name Lorna Moon.

Sources
Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
p211, entry by Glenda Norquay
The Collected Works of Lorna Moon
Edited by Glenda Norquay
My Secret Mother
Richard de Mille

Victoria Hall

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

Victoria Hall 1895

Date: 
1895
Location:
Victoria Hall
Station Square
Ballater , ABD, AB35 5QB
Images: 
Victoria Hall
Victoria Hall