The father of Moses McNeil and his brothers was a John McNeil from Comrie in Perthshire.
He was master gardener to a John Honeyman of Glasgow and they resided at Belmore House on the Gareloch where Moses and his siblings were born.
By 1871 the family had moved across the Gareloch to a house named Flower Bank.
I visited the Rosneath area yesterday and met the councillor for the area to discuss a Founders project details of which will be posted over the coming weeks.During the meeting i asked about Flower Bank as this was the one location in that area where we’d never actually managed to locate.
Within 15 minutes we were driving up this back road and behold there was the McNeil family home in all it’s glory.
We chatted with the owners son who disappointingly isn’t a Rangers supporter.His mum is though, and a copy of the Gallant Pioneers book is on it’s way to her as we speak .
The Flag was his Dad’s support for the Stay Together campaign. He works at the Faslane Naval Base and is a Sunderland supporter.
Another of our Founders locations is in safe hands.