None, incidentally, were more distant than the lovely email we received from Elma Black, a lady with family connections in Aberdeenshire who lives in Australia.
Elma watches the Inverurie webcam in the early evening in Australia, and often sees our Mooorial moooving out of the shop into her space on the pavement.
As a treat during her holiday in Scotland last year, her family arranged for her to be here early one morning to mooove Mooorial out.
Afterwards, Elma and her husband enjoyed breakfast in The Dairy Tearoom and a spot of shopping for foodie presents to take home to Australia.
However, it isn’t just Mooorial who is milking all Elma’s attention - Daisy, Moorials cousin from downunder, stands happily outside the local supermarket in Berry, the next village to Elma’s.
The township of Berry has very strong Scottish connections, as the Berry brothers (Alexander and David) who pioneered the area in the early 1800s, were born in Cupar Fifeshire and bequeathed £100,000 to St. Andrews University where Alexander had studied medicine.
In fact, Berry’s mayor recently sent a request for William, Kate and baby George to spend some time in the area ahead of their tour of Australia and New Zealand.
She used the fact that without Alexander Berry’s bequest, there would not have been a viable St. Andrews University, so in fact, the Berry brothers were responsible for them meeting each other!
Unfortunately, she didn’t succeed in her request - but we can’t blame her for trying can we?
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