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Greetings / Re: Hello from New Zealand
« Last post by Kate on October 21, 2013, 03:06:54 PM »
Hi, just came across this site by accident, I was born and brought up in Mallaig. I come from a family of seven boys and five girls.I left Mallaig over 40 years ago.I have two brothers left in Mallaig, George and Robert Gillies. The granddaughter looking to see if Ronnie Gillies was her grandmothers brother is correct, I believe there were 4 boys and 4 girls. There was Duncan, Danny, John, Ronald (my dad) Christina, Margaret, Elizabeth (Lizzie) and Angusina. Best wishes...
Greetings / Re: Hello from New Zealand
« Last post by ronievans on April 19, 2008, 01:23:47 AM »
Unfortunately our beloved Mum, the gorgeous Veronica passed away just over 2 years ago in January after a quick and nasty fight with cancer at 64. She was visited shortly before she died by an old friend from the village Hamish Smith, and it perked her up immensely. Since her 1st and last post she was given another grandson robbie (named after his uncle Rob, my brother) and Grandaughters Kasie, Lily and Maggie, despite her best efforts Mum did'nt make it to meet Maggie though she tried damn hard but we are pretty sure they had 3 wonderful months together before Maggie was born. If any one out there has any old stories of Mum we would dearly love to hear them, she was an incredibly special lady and is so sadly missed.
Greetings / Re: Hello from New Zealand
« Last post by Ron Gillies on December 28, 2006, 10:31:05 PM »
Hi there i was wondering if you would remember an alexander gillies that was married on a mary taylor that lived in malaig i think he had something to do with the railway??
Greetings / Re: Hello from New Zealand
« Last post by jritchie on October 29, 2004, 09:57:29 PM »
Well do I remember your mother Bridget and all her brothers and sisters, also her mum and dad. Your mother and I were in school together.
Jean Ritchie (nee McLean)
Greetings / Re: Hello from New Zealand
« Last post by angie on January 29, 2004, 09:13:41 AM »
is anyone going to write a reply to JeanAnn please she's travelled all the way to New Zealand and was hoping to catch up with you expats here from Sunny Mallaig. We have a wee dram and we're waiting for you to put your fingers to those keys. Come on now you can do it!!
Greetings / Re: Hello from New Zealand
« Last post by Jeanann Clare on September 17, 2003, 11:23:44 PM »
Hi Veronica I have just returned from Morar after making bramble jelly. My cousin Maureen Sutherland and her mother Cathie moved out there two years ago and I make regular trips. All the rest of the clan are still in Mallaig. I hope you remember me. We used to spend the summers at my grans 7 Clanranand Terrace. Jean still lives there, she married Andrew Ritchie. I am comming to New Zealand in January to spend time with friends in Christchurch, so I would love to hear from you. I remember Andy and Archie so well. Take care of yourself
Greetings / Re: Hello from New Zealand
« Last post by Willie Mackinnon on February 09, 2003, 02:53:57 PM »
Veronica, I remember you well, you won't beleave this I was just thinking about you's all Rogie, gave me many a haircut in the signal box in mallaig, we went to school togrther 33 years since I left Mallaig Rogie was my sponser when I got confirmed in the church in mallaig.......Happy days playing in LOVAT TR reply to me if you get this
All the best Willie mackinnon
Greetings / Re: Hello from New Zealand
« Last post by Angus MacKellaig on June 17, 2002, 11:22:00 PM »
Hi Donnie
I came across this site by chance and saw your 'email' .. thought I'd respond ... unlike you I've only been back to Morar/Mallaig once since I left 20 odd years ago ... and I live a dashed site nearer than you .. Do you remember the great help that you and your brothers were when you assisted with the barn conversion one cold winter .. I remember it well .. Michael Leonard was, as usual, in attendance keeping us right ... Hope you and family are well ... what news from the family in the west ?? .. I hear little now .. only odd snips from Hugh Grigor who remains in touch
Best wishes to you and yours Angus
Greetings / Re: Hello from New Zealand
« Last post by Donnie MacKellaig on August 07, 2001, 09:20:00 AM »
Well what a lovely way to spend an evening in rainy Auckland, New Zealand. I too am an ex-mallaig man, but unlike Veronica and yourself, I try to get back there often. My connection is with the MacKellaig's of Glasnacardoch. My father Dougie worked on the railway and his brother ran the haulage business. I am 44 now and been living here 16 years. I regularly keep up to date with the well-written Westword magazine.(email, I occasionally hear from Archie Gillies, another x-mallaig man but now in Gisborne,Veronica's brother. We enjoy receiving visitors that venture out this far, and only too happy to show them "highland hospitality". Having just come back one month ago from a visit home, I too found the place looking tidier. It was my first time back during the summer months and really enjoyed fly fishing up the Lochs, also I'd forgotten how bright the evenings were. Well back to reality, drop a line if you feel like it.
Regards Donnie
Greetings / Re: Hello from New Zealand
« Last post by Bridget Taunton on August 07, 2001, 01:45:00 AM »
Hello my name is Bridget
I have been living in Melbourne Australia for 21 years,have just found this address and saw your message. I was wondering if you knew my mother Bridget Gillies of Cameron Avenue Mallaig,she also left Mallaig just over 40 years ago.If you remember she was one of 12 children,her fathers name was Ronald,mums Kathleen.I was born in Mallaig myself now aged 44! I also have five brothers and sisters but only two others were born in Mallaig. I won't go on too much but would love to hear from you.
Regards Bridget.
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