Highland Holiday 1958

In August 1958 Betty set off on a Highland Holiday with fellow teachers Phae Lees (her aunt), Betty Turner and Jessie Young. Betty kept an amazing day by day journal full of facts  such as miles travelled, gallons of petrol consumed, breakfast and evening meal menus and notes on the places visited. On her return she relived the adventure and penned a remarkable poem as an everlasting memento of an unforgettable holiday.

Highland Holiday

12th -23rd August 1958

Car Registration: JAG 376

  • J. H. Young
  • E. W. M. Turner
  • E. M. Lees
  • B. M. Lees


Journal Extract

The opening paragraph of the journal reads –

Zero hour 6:30 am. Went up to McEwan Lea (FCS 121 -then – JAG 396) and collected Betty T. and luggage (Return of bathing suit). Jessie at Glendyne. Packed boot – 4 cases, 4 cushions, 2 travelling rugs , 1 stove, 1 picnic basket, 1 shopping bag, 1 plastic pail, Formica topped table, coats, 1 food tin, 3 flasks.

Now read the poem day by day –

August 12 | Tuesday