On this day in Scottish history



1768 – Dundee Council Minutes mention of a petition of the Fraternity of Masters and Seamen in Dundee who contributed to a fund to look after the ‘decayed and indulgent members of the society’ – at this time the society was over 150 years old – ie created in c1618

1802– Dundee Council Minutes ‘Baillies Bell and Balfour reported that during the present scarcity of meal, they had with concurrence of the Magistrates, purchased a large cargo of oatmeal, from six to nine hunmdred bolls at nineteen shillings and sixpence stg per boll from Mr William Walker at Berwick, that they had made the purchase with the view of its being a town Bargain and to keep our market supplied.

  • the council asked Bell and Balfour to appoint a proper person – ‘to dispose of the meal in the public market.

1993 89,000-tonne Liberian-registered Braer oil tanker, carrying 84,500 tonnes of crude oil, hit rocks on Shetland Isles in heavy seas; 1928, State pension available to all those over 65 years old. 10/- a week.




About malcolmarchibald

Happily married for 34 years to Cathy, I have three grown children and live in the depths of Moray in northern Scotland. I was educated in Edinburgh and Dundee and work as a lecturer in Inverness, while writing historical books, both fiction and fact.
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