For me the Haggart line is inextricably linked with Bridge of Allan.
My father, Douglas Haig McCREATH (1917- 1992) met and married my mother, Janet (Jenny) Lawson Rintoul HAGGART (born 1923), when, while serving with the Cameronians, he was posted to the village during World War II. In June 1944, they were married in Lecropt Kirk, where, in due course I was baptised.
I was born before my father returned from War Service. My parents and I (and in due course my brother, Roderick) lived first with my grandmother and then in various rented accommodations in Bridge of Allan
I attended Sunday School in Lecropt Kirk. My first school was Bridge of Allan Primary.
Following our family’s removal to Glasgow, I spent many happy school holidays with my grandmother, Mary Victoria HAGGART (ms Munro, 1897-1977) at her home in 22 Cawder Road.
Mary Victoria MUNRO had come down from Ardersier to ‘go into service’ in Bridge of Allan – meeting and marrying my grandfather, Duncan Burns HAGGART (1899 – 1954).
Duncan Burns Haggart and Mary Victoria Munro had three children – Harriet (Hetty) Ross HAGGART (1921-2004), my mother – Janet Lawson Rintoul HAGGART (born 1923 ) and Duncan HAGGART (born 1925).
My grandfather, Duncan Burns Haggart, was the eldest of the four offspring of Duncan HAGGART (1873 – 1949) and Janet Lawson RINTOUL (1876 -1950). I can just remember my great-grandmother, Janet Lawson Rintoul. We lived for a short time with her at 2 Avenue Park, Bridge of Allan. I was five when she died. I have no recollection of my great-grandfather, Duncan Haggart – though he died only the previous year.