Aberlour Trust Bicentenary of events
Listen to the sound of the bell
This is the sound of the Aberlour orphanage bell being played at the Reunion in the marqee.
BBC Programme The One Show featured Aberlour Orphanage Boys David Devine and Ron Aitchison’s in its show on Tuesday 25th September. It can be seen on iplayer for the next few days. Look at 22 mins 22 sec mark in the show.
David Devine spoke about his time at the orphanange in the programme and in a local press article in the Northern Scot.
The Moray Heritage Memory Project attended the Aberlour Orphanage and School Reunion held in a large marquee in Alice Littler Park on Saturday 15th September. As the sun shone outside previous orphanage residents, family members and many locals were able meet and catch up on each others’ lives.
Numerous photographs were posted around the marquee to jog memories of shared time spent in the Aberlour Orphanage and at the Aberlour Schools. Missing names were added to photographs as people were identified by fellow pupils and residents. The Orphanage Bell had been placed at the back of the marquee and it was rung many times during the course of the day.
Listen to the sound of the Aberlour Community and District Pipe Band playing outside at the Aberlour Reunion Event. It is outside at the live event so there are some other sounds.
The successful series of weekend events (Thursday – Sunday) to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Aberlour represented the culmination of many hours of planning over a long time . Click here to read about all the events held on the weekend. The local pipe band played traditional music outside to everyone’s enjoyment.
Aberlour Child Care Trust
The trust was in attendance on the 14th and 15t h.September.
All activities were held in the marquee in the Alice Littler Park. Their website has more information on the history of the Orphanage.
Ron Aitchison, who spent part of his childhood at the orphanage, has given us his memory of his first job and recollections of his life in the orphanage in Aberlour. Also on Ron’s page are additional links to information about the orphanage. There are additional Aberlour memories here.