Electricity comes to Cairneyhill

DUNDEE COURIER THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER 1949 GOOD-BYE PARAFFIN LAMPS Mrs George Reid, of Cook’s Buildings, Main Street, Cairneyhill, one of the many housewives who have had electricity installed in their homes, knits by the light of her new lamp. Electric lights burned in the village of Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline, yesterday for the first time. TheContinue reading “Electricity comes to Cairneyhill”

Drunk driver in Cairneyhill Main Street

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER 1935 DUNFERMLINE MOTORIST ON DRINK CHARGE – PEOPLE TAKE STARTING HANDLE AS PRECAUTION Robert Swan Pearson, wireless salesman, 32 Bruce Street, Dunfermline, was fined £2 and disqualified from holding a license for twelve months at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today. He admitted that, on October 14, in Main Street, Cairneyhill,Continue reading “Drunk driver in Cairneyhill Main Street”

Breach of the peace at village institute

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH MONDAY 27 DECEMBER 1937 FIFE MAN ON BREACH CHARGE Thomas Lamont, apprentice joiner, Main Street, Cairneyhill, was admonished at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today for having committed a breach of the peace on 16th December in Cairneyhill village institute, Main Street, Cairneyhill. Mr A Mitchell, solicitor, on accused’s behalf, said accused, who wasContinue reading “Breach of the peace at village institute”

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.Continue reading “Flower nursery pioneer dead”

Obituary of Reverend William Forbes

DUNDEE COURIER, THURSDAY 3 JUNE 1943 47 YEARS’ MINISTRY IN FIFEDEATH OF REV. W FORBES, CAIRNEYHILL CHURCH A well-known Fife minister, Rev William Forbes, Cairneyhill Church of Scotland, who was joint clerk of Dunfermline and Kinross Presbytery, died in a Dunfermline nursing home yesterday at the age of 79. He had been in failing healthContinue reading “Obituary of Reverend William Forbes”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1865

Dear blog reader Welcome to the second part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1865. In 1865, there were 65 people listed with 27 occupations included, 22 weavers, 1 smithy, 1 joiner, 2 wrights and 1 Church minister. This compares with 66 peopleContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1865”

Builder killed by collapsing wall

Dear blog reader The family concerned in this article is a family that is still in Cairneyhill decades afterwards. ***************** DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 1931 BURIED BY COLLAPSE OF WALL – BUILDER KILLED NEAR DUNFERMLINE Buried by the collapse of a wall William Templeman (69), a master builder, who resided at Cairneyhill, nearContinue reading “Builder killed by collapsing wall”

Burning a Preacher’s Effigy

EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 1888 At Dunfermline Sheriff Court yesterday afternoon, William Erskine, labourer, and three young lads were charged – before Sheriff Gillespie – with creating a disturbance in Cairneyhill village on the night of the 7th inst. [current] by burning an effigy opposite the house of Mr William McAulay, preacher, theContinue reading “Burning a Preacher’s Effigy”

Sir Robert Anstruther, County Election 1868

Dear blog reader Sir Robert Anstruther, 5th Baronet, was a Scottish Liberal Party politician who was the MP for Fife between 1864 and 1880 and the MP for St Andrews from 1885 until his death in 1886. He was also the Lord Lieutenant of Fife from 1864 to 1886. There was a county election inContinue reading “Sir Robert Anstruther, County Election 1868”