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Don Calder ~ Clerk of Works, Skibo
Don Calder ~ Clerk of Works, Skibo

Monochrome photograph of Willie Calder's father, Don Calder, who was Clerk of Works to Andrew Carnegie. He passed down to his son, Willie Calder, some of the history of Skibo. Willie wrote "Calder's Skibo" in the 1950s.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
I have another Calder link to Skibo. I have Thomas Bowie son of Annie Calder and Donald Bowie. Thomas was head Gardener at Skibo Castle in the late 1800's.

Added by Patricia Calder on 07 October 2008
This is my great-grandfather! I have never seen a photo of him before but knew right away because he is the spitting image of my father, also Donald Calder, b. 1916, Dornoch.
His grandfather was a cabinetmaker, carpenter, mason who, I understand from the historian at Skibo Castle and my Dad, headed up the carpentry of the renovation of Skibo Castle under Andrew Carnegie. He lived on the castle estate until his death. William, my father's uncle, was a historian who wrote, among other things, the history of the Skibo Castle.
Added by Jane (Calder) McElligott on 09 March 2009
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Bid to learn more about Skibo CastleLetter of recommendation for Robert Gordon 1910Stereoscopic photographs by Mrs CarnegieStereoscopic photographs by Mrs CarnegieAnnual Fete given by Mr & Mrs CarnegieSkibo leaflet entitled Skibo Castle front viewWriting exercise for pupils of Skibo School - Skibo CastleCarnegie Club 'Telegraph' Summer Edition 1996Letters concerning Skibo's New School 1940