DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY 22 NOVEMBER 1947
THEY’RE FARMERS – OF MINK
The farming and breeding of mink is the new venture of two brothers and a sister at Cairneyhill, Dunfermline.
The ‘farmers with a difference’ are Mr William Rawlence, Mr Edgar Rawlence, and Miss Norma Rawlence, whose home is at 11 Main Road, Crombie. Their farm is ground at the rear of the home of another sister, Mrs Hall, Burnside Cottages, Cairneyhill.
At present their stock is valued at £200, comprising eight Yukon and Eastern mink. It will be two years before the stock increases sufficiently to allow the Rawlence family to market the pelts. Later Miss Rawlence intends to branch out in another venture on her own – the cultivation of mushrooms.
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It is interesting that Norma, William and Edgar”s Mother Anne Inglis McDonald was a sister to James Shearer McDonald the Market Gardener featured a few weeks ago and also a Sister to Isabella McDonald who married William Fotheringham and started the Hygienic Laundry at Charlestown.
As always, thank you so much for your extra info and for making the connections. It’s fascinating that 2 well-known Cairneyhill families inter-married like that.