I had located a farm where my ancestors married before they emigrated to the United States in the late 18th century. It's a place called Dykehead Farm in Lanarkshire, east of Glasgow. The farm is occupied by a lovely family who still raise sheep and cattle there. I had written to them in advance of the Scotland trip to see if we might drop by and take a few photographs. We were invited for supper and able to spend a few hours in the exact location where my great-great-great-great grandparents were married.
|This is the original barn on the property. The government has designated the farm as a historic treasure, though it is still very much an active dairy farm occupied by a lovely family.|
|This is part of the original 18th century barn, a byre where new calves are placed.|
|The pasture and view of surrounding Lanarkshire.|