The report below is an
extract from an article in the British Journal of Photography:
An annual holiday,
which has now become an institution in Edinburgh, came off on Thursday
27 July, with, if possible, more than the usual éclat.
A party, a little
short of the usual number assembled at Waverley Station at 9.15 and went
off by special train to Winton Castle, the seat of Hon Lady Ruthven.
The business began
with luncheon, in which Mr Muir's annual gift of beer was an important
Three groups were
taken by Mr Annan on 16 x 12 plates,
and one of a smaller size by Mr
[Tea was served at
After another hour
spent on the bowling-green the proceedings were brought to a close by
the time-honoured singing of 'Auld Lang Syne'. The party was then
formed into fours, and marched past Lady Ruthven, who had again come
out, and they gave her three ringing cheers by way of goodbye.
The station was
reached by 7.15, and in a few minutes the train, which had been waiting,
started on the homeward journey reaching Edinburgh at eight o' clock.
[BJP: 4 Aug 1876; p.368]