Fair Maid

Bertha Park

Recommended Posts

3 hours ago, Kevin said:

Big new road being built from the road behind McDiarmid across the A9 and it will join the new roundabout by tinkers town and a new bridge has been built across the Almond into Bertha Park, although it has to rebuilt as it is not level as the contractors got their sums wrong!! This will be the main road into BP and then the new link road to Scone will become another road out of BP and over the A9/railway/Tay. Houses will be built from the A9 north of the Crieff Road and extend right down to Almondbank and up to the river. New primary school being built in Ruthvenfield that will take in kids from a lot of the smaller local schools around the area. BP will extend from the A9 across to Almondbank in the west and eventually to Redgorton in the north.

Tinkers town! Really!in this day and age you need to take a look at yourself. Disgraceful. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎30‎/‎07‎/‎2018 at 5:38 PM, THE LARK SAINT said:

Tinkers town! Really!in this day and age you need to take a look at yourself. Disgraceful. 

That's all I have ever known it as, what s the real name of that place then? No offence meant either

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think Larky is being tongue-in-cheek. For what it’s worth, “Tinker” was a perfectly respectable and valued profession in the days when metal household items were repaired rather than replaced. Because they were itinerant, every big town had a place where tinkers stayed for a while as they moved about. I’m guessing “tinkers encampment” dates from then. It was only later that the term became a term of abuse.

It’s like the term “Tory”. It stems from a Scottish Gaelic word for bandit, and was applied to those of a particular political persuasion as a term of abuse. What became the Conservative party embraced and took ownership of the term (like “queer” in more modern times). Nowadays, of course, it has once again become a thoroughly deserved term of abuse.

That was probably very boring.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now