Wisharts & The Jacobites

Over the course of time, and perhaps more recently fuelled by the success of television productions such as ‘Outlander’, it is easy to see how the popular idea as to who the Jacobites were has become entrenched in romantic notions of the noble Scottish Highlander. For those who are unaware, the term ‘Jacobite’ became the […]

Read More

Wishart Witches

Between March and October 1597 a series of witch trials took place in Scotland. Over 400 people were put on trial for witchcraft and about 200 were executed. Unlike other Scottish Witch Hunts, the trials of 1597 were conducted by local courts under the supervision of royal commissions, and so were often not as well […]

Read More

Forfar Man’s Adventure

Evening Telegraph – 23 February 1932 Hotel Hold-Up in Vancouver Mr. Robert Wishart, a Forfar Man who runs a hotel in Vancouver, had an exciting experience when a party of armed men in a car entered the hotel and held up both him and his patrons at revolver point, one of the men firing a […]

Read More

Sudden Death

Dundee Courier – 22 February 1908 A well-known tradesman, Mr. William Wishart, slater, died suddenly at Kinnell yesterday forenoon. He had been in indifferent health for some months, but set out yesterday morning to complete some repairs at Kinnell Farm. He had almost finished the job, and had seemingly been engaged in shaping the last […]

Read More
Page 1 of 1312345...10...Last »