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  • #36274
    ,Webmaster
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    Talking about Stewart and local butchers, I can remember being in another butcher shop in the village – Tom Neil(l)s? Used to be down where the Pound Shop is now. Anybody know what happened to him? Another ‘Where are they now’ for you Coonball!

    Starts to get scary when I look back at the shops that have changed hands in my short time in the village! Makes me feel old!

    Shops that have closed in recent memory- Tom Neils, McRaes, the Wee Coffee Shop, Craft Shop in where Pamela now has the Laundrette, VG/Spar/Costcutters, Dochart Craft Centre. Did Dani have a hardware shop or pound shop in beside the ‘public’ laundrette at the entrance to the park? I remember beside Shutters around where Killin Kutz is now there used to be a craft shop, I think, with pencils in the window made out of small tree branches.

    That’s enough for me, anybody got anymore shops for the list?

    Big G

    #37100
    ,Iain Campbell
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    Well I can only go back a wee while……starting at the Bridge was Graham Wilson who had the Mill and the shop at bridge end,, next was the cottage loom wool shop(now Capercaillie) owned be The Smiths. Next was Hamish and Bunty at the MacGregors Garage……… A Bank was on the corner of Manse Road, next i remember the horn carver shop Jonnie Munro (now the wee bake shop) A wee hut used to be next and the Sunday newspapers could be bought here……. At Murtle Grove was Paddy in Smiths shop, ( i remember as a 5 yo winning a large toy digger at a xmas draw and looking at it tru the window waiting for the shop to open to pick it up) Next was Marqus Andrews clothing etc, then down at Breadalbane House was Peter Ross, he done friut veg, general stores,, he also ran a mobile shop. Moving on down to Morenish Place was, the shoe shop with the McLaren sisters, they owned Fairview then…I remember them well,, if they did not have a pair of shoes that fitted, they would try and sell u a pair of wellies… Next door was and still is Macgregor’s…….Across the road was John McRae……The co-op grocers was next opposite Horwoods Garage and the Oak Café. The Falls of Dochart Hotel was next and then Colin Campbell the Bucher,,,,,,, I think it would have been the co-cp ( not sure) Next door was the co-op drappers.
    Where the Laundry is now was AC Fraser, The next few have me thinking now,, I remember Neil Maclure, Tommy Coffield in one, think that was where Pammie and Mary are cutting hair now. Now not sure what the Antique shop was….The Killin Dairy was next, Hall Farquharson ran this shop. Next was the D&J McEwan shop,, was the biggest shop in the village then,, ran a lorry for delivery’s…….Next door was a wee chemists shop,, its where the main door is now going into the Co-Op……..Dreadnought Place had, Willie, Annie, & Dougie Allan at the Barbers shop,, newsagents, fishing shop…Where Killin Outdoor is now was Henry Foster electrical shop.
    Can anyone add to this?

    #37098
    ,Webmaster
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    I can just remember the Mill being Wilsons shop, I think my mum worked there when I was very very young. Don’t remember MacGregors Garage, earliest memory there is AMC Motors. Obviously remember the Coop where Eureka is now, and can remember Horwoods – did they have matchbox toy cars in the shop? Also from early memories I remember my Gran taking me into the Falls of Dochart Hotel to see Santa!

    Did Douglas MacRobbie have a shop up at Myrtle Grove or around there? Annette had a bakery in ‘Pride of Place’ and was there a sweet shop there at one time with Eileen Grant in it?

    Big G

    #37101
    ,Iain Campbell
    Participant

    The Shop that Marqus Andrew and Ada had was used you Douglas Mcrobbie and was also the same shop that Annette had the bakery……….Eileen was in the shop that Swords use now,,, i think Gordon Webster had it at some time…Ask tommorrow!
    Many of the shops had many users over the years,,u remember Webster power tools? Mr Thrifty (Drew Spears) at outdoor shop, Anne Hunter (Simpson worked it, he had another in Callander,) also at webster flower shop now Duncan Twig had a studio, and sold his own work.

    #37107
    ,brownowl
    Participant

    The tourist information office moved from a caravan in the park to the flower shop before it moved to the mill.

    #37099
    ,Webmaster
    Participant

    I can remember the name Mr Thrifty but can’t remember inside.

    I can remember the Tourist Information at Morenish Place with the leaflets on a stand on the wall.

    What was in Wooly Minded before it was there?

    Big G

    #37116
    ,thesimpsons
    Participant

    Jane brown (GRAHAM) was in killin kutz along with kate shankie. Bickertons paint shop was next door to the dairy. yes douglas macRobbie did have a shop at murtle grove around 1988 .

    #37105
    ,Janet McDonald
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    The £ shop used to be Co-op butcher ( Colin Campbell) . Before that it was Co-op grocer . Shutter’s was a butcher shop at one time . Jimmy Gauld’s shop was paint shop (Bickerton’s ?) also at one time china/household goods shop . Many years ago the outdoor shop was a grocer’s shop owned by Betsy McLaren .
    Janet McD

    #37108
    ,brownowl
    Participant

    wooly minded was the store for McEwans, then it became Granny Campbells,

    #37112
    ,Lesley Hay
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    Did there not used to be a small shop on the corner of the entrance to Lyon Road, down from the Co-op drapers which sold cashmere jumpers, tartan skirts etc. I seem to remember rather a posh lady owned it cant remember her name. I remember Miss Cornish from the chemist, and the McLaren shoe shop ladies.

    Ask Rhona she has a good memory.

    Nice photo of the Simpsons!!

    #37106
    ,Janet McDonald
    Participant

    Mr and Mrs Wallace had tweedy shop at corner of Lyon Rd. I can go back even further !! Miss Robson had a shop there in early 50’s . I can just remember it being very small and very dark .I think she sold all sorts of things but I just remember the sweeties ! Does anyone remember Miss Tyson who had a shop at Myrtle Grove ,where the sewing shop is now ?You would need to be of a certain age to remember all this !!

    #37114
    ,tricia
    Participant

    Didn’t Arthur Forster and his wife have the Post Office in Craigbuie? As well as post office business, I remember them selling vinyl records! Oh how time goes by!

    #37115
    ,tricia
    Participant

    I also remember a bakery in Lyon Road. The baker was a Mr McFarlane I think, and if you popped in early enough you could buy fresh rolls over the counter!

    #37102
    ,Iain Campbell
    Participant

    Aye, forgot about the bakery,, “Johnnie Scone” I think,, and was Mairi Hunters father…I remember it with Calum from the Scotish Oven in Callander , and before him was someone Stead or Steed… Also forgot about the Grain Store at breadalbane house,, Tony Webb opened this when he came to Killin first………

    tricia;762 wrote:
    I also remember a bakery in Lyon Road. The baker was a Mr McFarlane I think, and if you popped in early enough you could buy fresh rolls over the counter!
    #37109
    ,Brian Allan
    Participant

    As a wee lad that used to deliver papers I can remember calling into Colin Kennedy’s (the blacksmith just down from Graham Wilson’s gift shop and the Mill) to warm up on a cold winters morning ! As my memory serves, from there it was a gift shop (name escapes but the capercaille resturant is there now I think) Hamish MacGregor’s garage, Johnny Munro’s horn carvings shop, The shed where my Father (and Grandfather before) sold Sunday papers (read alot of Oor Wullie and the Broons there), Paddy’s sweety shop (tobermorie tatties & gobstoppers were my favourites), Marcus Andrew’s Tailors shop (first sighting of a bow tie at this location), Peter Ross’s fruit & veg shop(Didn’t Mork & Mindy take over ? Nanook Nanook !), MacLarens shoe shop(want a pair of wellies?), MacGregors Fish ?, Fruit & Veg shop(and American Cream Soda by Solripe !), John MacRae Butchers (still miss the great steak pies), MacRobbies (always a B & B shop), The Cafe (great duke box and ice cream), Co-op opposite (I still can’t face cider), Horwoods Garage (the mungo bars were good !), The Bank( no deposits there), Colin Campbell the Butcher(remember the delivery bike !), Co-op drapery (Jimmy Young pierced my ear there when he ran a shop there the B**** !), Mrs Wallaces shop (conveniently located so as to provide under cover observation of the polling boothes held in the school at each election), Shutters (can’t remember what is was before this), Hairdressers, Vaguely remember Bickertons/Stitts paint shop being here somewhere, Jimmy Gauld Antiques (Cop shop opposite– B&B cheap but not recommended), The Dairy, MacKewans, Post office, Chemist, Newsagents (Owned by my Father, Grandfather and before them Danny Campbell), Forster Electrical and outdoor shop. Beyond this was the the fish & chip van and the Caravan Park shop. These are my memories of my time………. you can alway’s take the boy out of Killin but never Killin out of the Boy. Slainte from Oz

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