History in a

school logbook

The dusty pile of logbooks revealed some fascinating history - once I deciphered the copperplate handwriting.

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Alice Sinclair’s History of Ballinluig and Logierait

When Alice Sinclair died she left an archive of material about the history of Ballinluig and Logierait. A mutual friend thought I might help solve a problem.


‘The truest work I have ever penned’

So says top author Christopher Brookmyre about his piece entitled “Playground Football.”

Read it and weep…with laughter.

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Discover Perthshire:

A Guide to the Heart of Scotland

Surprisingly, there is no modern guide book to Perthshire so my new book, “Discover Perthshire” will fill the gap and provide the many visitors to Perth and Kinross with a guide to the area.



In bed with Dalguise House, Perthshire the ghosts of Dalguise

When I visited Dalguise House (left) I found an unexpected assortment of ghosts.


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‘Mr. Mackay’s Legacy: St. John’s School in Perth 1832-2010’

is available from Amazon.co.uk


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You can buy a copy signed by the author with a personalised inscription

Hello and welcome to the website.

I’m not selling anything or anyone, just making a collection of items which interest me and which may interest you too. So there is history and books and music, photographs by me and others, some school stuff and a repeat of some previously published articles. I hope you find something to enjoy.

Brian Toner, Perthshire, Scotland

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Mr. Mackay’s Legacy

My book was published in April 2010. It tells the story of Perth’s St. John’s School from its beginnings in 1832 until 2010 when  it was preparing for a move to a new and up-to-date site.


School log books bring history to life Alice Sinclair's Ballinluig In bed with the ghosts of Dalguise Mr. Mackay's Legacy Playground Football

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