THE DUNFERMLINE SATURDAY PRESS, SEPTEMBER 8, 1866
SOIREE AND PRESENTATION AT CAIRNEYHILL
The annual soiree of the children attending the day and Sabbath schools at Cairneyhill took place on Friday afternoon, in the village schoolroom.
Mr Archibald Duncanson occupied the chair. After an excellent tea, the children were addressed by the Rev. Mr Salmond, of South Shields, and Rev. John More, and others. In the course of the evening, the teacher of the day school, Mr Thomas Alexander, was presented by Mr Scott, farmer, Hilton, in name of the scholars, with a pure containing seven guineas. Mr Alexander made a very feeling reply. During the evening several ladies and gentlemen sung several songs in a highly creditable manner. The Misses Duncanson presided at the pianoforte.
At the close the customary votes of thanks were passed in favour of speakers, vocalists and chairman, and the meeting separated.