Welcome to the Dunphail Web

My name is Jim Farquharson. This website was set up originally to market the Braemoray Hotel which I, along with my wife Jennifer, had the privilege of owning from 1997 until 2006. The hotel closed as a commercial concern in 2005 and we moved to our current home when we sold “The Brae”. During our time as publicans we were given a lot of information and photographs, not only about our Hotel and its previous incarnations, but of the surrounding area. It seemed an awful waste to just ‘fling it oot’ or put it into a box that no-one would read, hence carrying on the site.
So, a little bit of history; the Braemoray was originally a school which closed in 1965. In 1970 it was converted into a bar and hotel. It is now a private home but its walls are steeped in the laughter of the children who attended school there, the happy evenings when it served the local community as a place to meet, and no doubt a few drams that never made it to their proper destination.
You are welcome to browse around the pages that have been put together. The links will take you around the area we live,  the historical pages will be updated as more information is found.
I have included pictures from a prize-winning local amateur photographer,  Julie Munro, her pictures are varied and interesting.  She has recently won "Best Print" and shared the "Best Portfolio" prize at the local camera club, and again has had photographs included in the local "Benromach" calendar.    I would recommend a visit to Julie's Gallery.
Some pages will have an e-mail address if you would like to comment on that page, or add to the information available,, alternatively click the Contact Information link which supplies more comprehensive information.
You are welcome to sign our Guest Book,   I look forward to reading your comments and you may be able to get in touch with former pupils or residents.
Have a look at the Dunphail Courier.  It is hoped that this page will be used to pass on news about what is happening in Dunphail.    If you have something you wish to pass on please send an e-mail to news@braemoray.com.

Please respect the copyrights of all photographs used on this site.


 

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The Yes Declaration

"I believe it is fundamentally better for us all, if decisions about Scotland's future are taken by the people who care most about Scotland, that is, by the people of Scotland.

Being independent means Scotland's future will be in Scotland's hands. There is no doubt that Scotland has great potential. We are blessed with talent, resources and creativity. We have the opportunity to make our nation a better place to live, for this and future generations. We can build a greener, fairer and more prosperous society that is stronger and more successful than it is today.

I want a Scotland that speaks with her own voice and makes her own unique contribution to the world: a Scotland that stands alongside the other nations on these isles, as an independent nation."


 

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