Flower nursery pioneer dead

DUNDEE COURIER 31 MARCH 1941

FLOWER NURSERY PIONEER DEAD

A prominent Scottish nurseryman and seedsman, Mr James McDonald, Cairneyhill Nurseries, near Dunfermline, died at his home on Saturday. He was 68.

A native of Glasgow, he was a pioneer of the nursery business. In 1888 he went to Cairneyhill and began gardening with his grandfather. Later he took a lease of the Pleasance, and subsequently developed a wholesale nursery business which became known over a wide area.

Mr McDonald serves for a time on the Carnock Parish Council and also held office as chairman of Cairneyhill Welfare Institute.

He is survived by Mrs McDonald, four sons (two of whom are associated in the business), and two daughters.

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