Tulliemet - history


A recent family history link to Tulliemet has been pointed out.  See this link about Smiddy house (though note that Smiddy house is not at present available for holiday accommodation).


The history of Tulliemet has been described in the book Braes o' Tullymet, written by Jane M. Banner and published in 1994 - see a comparison of old and new views (pesky trees!).  Copies of the original print run are in short supply, but can occasionally be found online or in bookshops.  An updated and digital version is now available.

Things do move on in Tulliemet as evidenced by some historic photographs of:

1) Chapelton (2000-2012)

2) Wester Auchnaguie (1988-2013) and during development (2002)

3) Tulliemet Chapel (c1930)


Callum Pirnie has kindly supplied some historical photographs of Tulliemet House and environs -

       a)  An aerial shot of Tulliemet House and Garden from 1940s

       b)  A view across Tulliemet House gardens circa late 1940s

       c)  Snow at the front of gardeners cottage (Blair in Raish) probably c1948 (anyone identifiable?).



Any other old photographs that you would be willing to have shown for the delight of our viewers are always welcome. Please let us know via the Contact Us page.

 In the meantime, can anyone help solve this longstanding mystery?

The Dance

The 8x32 strathspey "The Braes of Tulliemet" can be heard by starting the slider below.  This is the 1-minute 'Original' tune.

A complete 8-minute version including 'Lady Madeline Sinclair', 'The Marchioness of Huntly' and 'The Banks o' Clyde' is given below.

Both are recordings of David Cunningham and his Scottish Dance Band made available courtesy of the copyright holder The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (Scottish Charity No. SC016085) from their CD "Music for Book 7".