Monday, 28 September 2009
On a warm sunny day on Saturday 26th September, Lawerence Clark, a buschcraft and survival expert and instructor, held a practical training afternoon in the woods near Ballogie Hall for 25 local adults and children wanting to learn the basics of living off the land. Topics included fire lighting, putting up a shelter, making tent pegs, preparing a rabbit for cooking, and foraging for wild edible foods. A grat day was had by all.
On 22nd September 2009 at Ballogie Hall, as part of A Portrait of Our Time, Bryan Miller of Marywell, Ballogie gave a fascinating illustrated talk about the Innes family of the 18th and 19th centuary. When not escaping the guillotine in revolutionary Paris, running away from a seminary to make a small fortune in Russia, attending the Stuart court in exile or repelling redcoats with charm and guile, the Innes family were quite content to be at home in Ballogie and were one time lairds of Balnacraig.