Eviction in 1924

Dundee Courier 14 June 1924

Cairneyhill ejection action succeeds.

Principally, it was stated, on account of the fact that he desired additional accommodation for his twenty year old son, who suffers from chronic asthma, a Cairneyhill joiner brought in Dunfermline Sheriff Court yesterday an action for ejection.

Giving evidence, pursuer, Thomas Arnott, Cook’s Buildings, Cairneyhill, stated that he purchased Erskine Cottage, Main Street, Cairneyhill, which was presently occupied by Alexander Gibb and his wife. They occupied two of the three rooms, and were paying 4s a week. Other houses in the village had been vacated, and defender had ample opportunity in which to get one.

Defender’s contention was that no suitable alternative accommodation had been offered.

Sheriff Umpherston gave decree – ejection to take place within a fortnight.

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