Category Archives: Stories

A Kinrowan Estate Story: The Green Lady

If we’ve left the impression with you that we’ve only encountered only Green Men on this Scottish Estate down the centuries, that’s not correct. There’re stories about The Green Lady in Sleeping Hedgehog, our Estate community newsletter, as far back … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: The Calamity Janes

They called themselves the Calamity Janes. They were an Americana group that showed up here. Jack hadn’t booked them, indeed hadn’t even heard of them, but they decided to visit us one fine summer day as they’d heard they could … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: A Hidden Bookstore

It’s been jocularly observed that the presence of many books in one place can actually warp both space and time. I’m Iain MacKenzie, the Head Librarian here at the Kinrowan Estate, and I’m not sure that this view is so … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: Estate gossip (A Letter to Tessa)

  A letter from the journal of Lady Alexandra Margaret Quinn, Head Gardener here in the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India, to her … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: The Wood

  Hi there, it’s Robert. Here, come sit with me under this oak tree here. I was just remembering the other night at the Pub. It had gotten late and we were all sitting around swapping stories, and of course … Continue reading

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A Travel Abroad story: Moonshine

Yes moonshine, or white lightning as it’s often called by those who make and drink it. I’ve been reading a book on moonshine,  Chasing the White Dog: An Amateur Outlaw’s Adventures in Moonshine by Max Whitman. I’ve been interested in it as it shows … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: Mrs. Ware Prepares an Eventide Meal

That man is going to drive me mad some day. What did you just say? ‘Perhaps he already has?’ If it wasn’t so close to the truth I’d swat you for that. Honestly, Mr. E. is a fine man to … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: Fireplaces in Kinrowan Hall

Let’s discuss fireplaces. Or more precisely why there’re only scattered open fireplaces left in all of Kinrowan Hall these days: one in the Library, one in the Pub and in the senior staff residences (RHIP).  Why this is so is what … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: Our Rooms

Kinrowan Hall’s a vast sprawling estate going back far longer than one would suspect and it’s been added onto more often than perhaps was for the better. What that means is that we who are staff here each have private … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: Blizzard (A Letter to Tessa)

A letter from Lady Alexandra Margaret Quinn, Head Gardener here in the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, to her botanist friend who is on an extended botanical collecting trip in the Ottoman Empire and elsewhere. She copied her letters … Continue reading

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