Excursion to Portobello from Peebles the day after the Belta...
Fieldworkers
Date 1971
Track ID 26968
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1972.203.B6

Original Tape ID

SA1972.203

Summary

Excursion to Portobello from Peebles the day after the Beltane Fair; other annual trips.

In David Lawson's youth, the Beltane Fair was confined to the Friday, with the riding of the marches and the crowning of the Beltane Queen all done on that day. The day after there was a trip to the seaside at Portobello, which was subsidised by the mills. The special constable used to organise a big trip in August, which went to such places as Ayr, Aberdeen, Helensburgh or Rothesay. The Sunday School trip only went short distances, in hay-carts, and the horses wore their best brasses and polished harness.

Item Location

County - Peeblesshire

Parish - Peebles

Village/Place - Peebles

Language

English

Genre

Information

Collection

SoSS