The Caledonian Canal connects the Scottish east coast at Inverness with the west coast near Fort William. The canal was constructed in the early nineteenth century by Scottish engineer Thomas Telford and opened in 1822. Muirtown […]
Margaret Kerr Rae Stewart or Granny Bain as she is known to our family was the wife of Robert Gardner Bain. They were married in Paisley on 30/07/1926 Robert & […]
Looking over hard data can be tiresome and confusing, not to mention a tad boring. I also find it often lacks the fuller picture, the stories about the places and […]
Anyone that knows me knows I spend far too much time at my computer whether it be for work or play so putting it to good use scouring the internet […]
The first part of the family research concentrated on the Bain line and trying to get this far back as possible. During this I came across the tale of how […]
Whilst my story begins with my grandfather, Gordon Bain. The family history research really begins with his father Robert G Bain (my great-grandfather) and the first of our line to […]
During my quest to find out more about my grandfather, I began to explore the Bain family line and their links to the Scottish Highlands as well as the tales about the clan origins and ancestral lands and homes.
I have amassed a large amount of data and numerous interesting tales and although I believe there is much more to find and possibly many more years of research, I feel that in order to involve the family and to organise my somewhat chaotic research it would be good idea to document online and hence the blog was born.