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This page is devoted to Jim Youdale's collection of photos of Monteviot.

The black-and-white the pictures date from the late fifties ; the others were taken when he visited the Hall in 2005.

(source : James Youdale)

Monteviot House, 2005

The history of the White's Fathers presence at Monteviot is not properly covered on our website to date. Fr Marchant's 'History of the White Fathers in Scotland' includes only passing references to it as a one-time College of Theology and (later) the main WF house for training Brothers. (see Page 11 of the HISTORIES section).

It would appear that Monteviot's owner, Lord Lothian, granted the White Fathers a 10-year lease; the Hall was finally handed back in 1958.

(I'd be grateful for any further information that you can provide).

The house and gardens of what is now known as 'Monteviot House' are open to the public from 1st April to 31st October. If you are visiting the site of St Columba's College you might wish to include Monteviot in your tour of the region :


How to get there
: Leave the A68 south of St Boswells, opposite turn off to Ancrum, onto B6400 —2 miles to Monteviot.


Contact: Tel: 01835 830704

Go to http://www.monteviot.com if you would like more details.

 



(source : James Youdale)

Monteviot (as House of Theology) 1958

Dutch novices, plus John Martin and John Doherty (kneeling)


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(source : James Youdale)

Monteviot 1958

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(source : James Youdale)

Monteviot 1958


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(source : James Youdale)

"Burns Night at Blacklion, I think"

Tony Visocchi (foreground) and John Doherty (at the lectern)

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(source : James Youdale)

Burns Night at Monteviot 1958 ?

Tony Smyth thinks that it's Fr Andrew Murphy at the back, biting his finger

Can anyone identify the other participants, please ?

Maurice Billingsley writes (August 2013):

T ry ——, Kees Van der Bosch, Andy Murphy,
Harry Moreton, ——, of those facing forwards.



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(source : James Youdale)

Monteviot 2005 (and the old Chapel has gone)

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(source : James Youdale)

Monteviot 2005

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(source : James Youdale)

Monteviot 2005

Note the swimming pool that is installed now

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(source : James Youdale)

Monteviot 2005

The view towards the old football field.

Note that the the bridge across the Teviot has gone

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(source : James Youdale)

Monteviot 2005