Mey Picture Gallery 12 September 2002
From Shelagh Moir
Nos 1. 2.& 3. is
2nd School. Picture 10 was 1st school. & Schoolhouse for both schools.
Picture No 12 was "Viewfirth" Wildie Allan's, He and his fatherSanny
Allan, who lived across the road from there ( the bunch of trees in No 11
is at what was his House ) owned the "steam thashing mills" that went to
the crofts & farms all around this side of the county. His son
Sandy lives up near Heathfield farm in Thurso up near Dunbar Hospital.
His cousin Bunt Allan had the mills up the coast about Latheron somewhere
and did that side of the county. Picture 13 was the Police Station
till a few years ago.
Mey From Shelagh Moir
The first photo No1 is the oldest one its D/S on back 12 2 1909 but
it could have been older than that David Laing Mey Thurso is stamped on
the end so he must have had them made to sell in the shop. He had
the hotel & shop The shop used to be where the lounge is now and store
where dining room is.
The 2nd one there is no date stamp but is later as there's a dyke
round Sanny Allans and you can see the new school. In No1 you can see the
Hall Cottage opposite the castle drive and if you look closely the coach &
horses are at hotel door and that's Sanny Allans across from School &