Astrid is the great grand-daughter of Alice Smith Thiele, whose diaries form the basis of the excellent book "Children of the Manse" Edited by Astrid Hess and Gordon Booth, Bellfield Press 2004, ISBN 0 9526554 7 0 which describes a childhood spent in Keig in the late C19th.
Keig Parish Kirk Keig Parish Kirk with Pittendreigh and part of its steadings in the background to the right.
Plate to Rev. William Pirie Smith William Pirie Smith was the father of William Robertson Smith, the famed scholar, born in Keig.
Brass plaque to William Robertson Smith Plaque dedicated to William Robertson Smith, Professor of Hebrew at Aberdeen Free Church College and...
Newspaper article on unveiling of plaque to WRS This article describes the unveiling and service of dedication for the plaque in remembrance of Will...
The Unveiling of the Plaque to William R. Smith See images 1091, 1090 and 1088.
Smith Tombstones at Keig Parish Kirk Tombstones erected to the memory of William Robertson Smith (see also images 1088, 1090, 1091 and 10...
William Robertson Smith's Grave See also image 1093.
Grave of the Smith family at Keig See also images 1094 and 1093.
United Free Church at Keig Now sadly no longer extant.
United Free Church at Keig See also images 1096 and 1098.
United Free Church and Manse at Keig See also images 1096 and 1097.