This section is from the book "The Gardener V2", by William Thomson. Also available from Amazon: The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener.
The old pupils of Mr M'Kie, gardener to the Dowager-Duches3 of Athol, Dun-keld, availed themselves of the occurrence of the International Exhibition in Edinburgh on the 8th of last month to present him with a handsome gold watch and chain, and a brooch for Mrs M'Kie, in token of their high sense of his many excellent qualities both of head and heart.
The presentation was made in the Ship Hotel by Mr Maxwell, overseer, "West Shandon, Helensburgh. Such exhibitions of kindly feeling are alike honourable to all concerned.