Geologist hammering a stake into a trench to locate its position. Trenches are excavated to collect rock samples for chemical analysis, in areas where chemically anomalous chip/soil samples have been collected.
Field Technicians collecting rock chip/soil samples for geological examination and chemical analysis. The samples are collected using a hydraulically operated jack-hammer that drives a steel sampling bit through the peat and clay until bedrock is reached. Equipment is carried up the hill using a six wheel drive all terrain vehicle.
First Session meeting for two years. Kirk Session reduced, apparently to one elder. Rev. S Blair, Dalry appointed by Presbytery to attend to enable quorum for meeting to be constituted for ordination of three elders.
Robert and Elizabeth Wilson and their family. Standing L-R James born 1885, Nannie, Willie born 1883. Seated L-R Archie born 1881, Robert born 1825, Elizabeth born 1848, ?. In front John born 1890.
Inscription: Gifted to Carsphairn Heritage Centre by Mrs Jean (Wilson) Stoddart, Dalbeattie and Mrs Betty (Wilson) Watson, Corsock, natives of Barbieston – but not in James McCulloch’s era ! (see page 159), October 2002