Adair Map of 1684 – look closely and you’ll see ‘Taryrioch’
People have lived at Tarrareoch for hundreds of years!
You can see the faint writing on Adair’s map of 1684.
Apart from the farm, Tarrareoch housed Armadale’s first golf club.
Although the Farm was owned by Lord Baillie of Polkemmet, the Smith Family were tenants from the 1860s.
Smith Family at Tarrareoch. Alexander and Helen Smith with their children, Marion, Alex, Joe, Jack, Helen and Jim c1904
As the Smith family farmed at Tarrareoch from 1860s we can assume these are Smith family members. If the little girl is Mary Smith and the little boy is her brother, Alexander, then Mary grew up to be local hero, William Angus’ mother.