My Home - a Memory of Strathyre.

I was born in the Munro Hotel, which was built by my great grandfather.
Before that he was the teacher in the village school.
Growing up in the village in the 1950's was amazing. We had total freedom,of the hills and the river or out on bikes.
Our school was one classroom for all ages with a big open fire which we sat round in winter trying to melt our frozen 1/3 pt milk. My class was the biggest as there was four of us one of whom is still my best friend.
We spent our pocket money either at a travelling van which called in at the school or the village shop. How many sweets can you get for 3d.
The village hall had social evenings which all ages went and there was regular
dances with famous bands such as Jimmy Shand and Ian Powrie big names at the time.
I am happy and proud to have grown up in Strathyre.

A memory shared by marykerr21 on Apr 30th, 2016.
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Wed Oct 3rd 2018, at 8:33 am
marykerr21 commented:
I met your father when he came to stay in the hotel. I have photos of him as a wee boy, your granny and great aunts.
Mary and mum were very good friends as well as cousins and had many visits.
Tue Oct 2nd 2018, at 8:34 am
mazzm41 commented:
Our Grandmother was Christina Munro and we have old photos and connections with The Strathpeffer hotel. Christina later in life
Married George McLennan who lived and died in Nairn. Christina had a daughter Mary and one surviving done William who was our father. We would interested to find out a bit more about this history.
Sun Jul 15th 2018, at 2:57 pm
momac61 commented:
my grandmother used to live in Strathyre between the mid 60s and early 80s.
I remember staying with my grandmother on many occasions as a child, her house was across the road from the old shop. She ran a tea room with lots of her home made cakes scones and shortbread, In addition to this she ran a B&B. i spent many years helping in the tea room. During this time the village was so quiet and peaceful with beautiful walks through the forest land. When my gran first moved into the village there was a man and his wife that lived next door who kept cows they hand milked the cow and made their own butter.
Sat Jan 28th 2017, at 11:48 am
enquiries commented:
Thank you for these lovely memories of Strathyre that the Loch Earn Tourism Information group (LETi) can share on Facebook and Twitter - representing Balquhidder, Strathyre, Lochearnhead and St Fillans village tourism businesses. LETi is interested in historic information that celebrates this tourism Year of History Heritage and Archaeology, #HHA2017 @VisitScotland We are creating a map at It would be great to read more stories and memories of our villages on this site.

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