Tribute to Anti-Burghers

Dear blog reader Cairneyhill is of note as it contains Scotland’s first anti-burgher Church so I thought this tribute to anti-burghers might be of interest. Jacqueline ********************************************** SOUTHERN REPORTER THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER 1905 THE ANTI-BURGHERS – A TRIBUTE BY MR THOMAS SHAW, MP Mr Thomas Shaw, who is no less a Churchman than a statesman,Continue reading “Tribute to Anti-Burghers”

Plane crash at Cairneyhill

DUNDEE COURIER SATURDAY 4 MAY 1946 HUNDREDS SEE PILOT LEAP FROM PLANE Hundreds of people in Dunfermline area yesterday saw a naval pilot make a parachute escape from his plane before it dived earthwards and burst into flames in a field. Before the pilot landed, farm hands were running to his help. He was takenContinue reading “Plane crash at Cairneyhill”

Lorry reverses into car

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH, THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 1950 REVERSING LORRY COLLIDED WITH CAR An accident in Main Street, Cairneyhill on October 1 near its junction with the road leading to Mire End Farm resulted in a motor lorry driver being fined £3 at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today. Edward Brodie Blair, Main Street, Cairneyhill, admitted reversing aContinue reading “Lorry reverses into car”

Fire at Cook’s Buildings

DUNDEE COURIER SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER 1928 DUNFERMLINE MAN’S PREDICAMENT BEDCLOTHES ON FIRE An alarming outbreak of fire took place last night at Dunfermline, a man being badly burned through his bed becoming alight. The scene of the fire was Cook’s Buildings, Cairneyhill, and the man concerned was James Marshall, a painter, who resided in oneContinue reading “Fire at Cook’s Buildings”

Dispute in court over boundary stone

DUNDEE COURIER FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER 1912 WEST FIFE VILLAGER’S DISPUTE An extensive litigation, involving an apparently small issue, has been raised in the Dunfermline Sheriff Court at the instance of Wm. Fotheringham, retired market gardener, Cairneyhill, against John Drummond, some time contractor, 7 South Inglis Street, Dunfermline, and now residing at Cairneyhill. The pursuer cravedContinue reading “Dispute in court over boundary stone”

Minister Released For Missionary Work

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH, TUESDAY 14 MAY 1946 FIFE MINISTER FOR MISSION FIELD Presbytery of Dunfermline and Kinross at a special meeting today agreed to the release of Rev Roy [Robert] MacVicar from his charge at Cairneyhill, for work at Livingstonia Mission, Central Africa. Mr MacVicar will be accompanied by his wife and baby daughter. HisContinue reading “Minister Released For Missionary Work”

Memory Lapse Causes Breach Of Peace

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH, FRIDAY 15 JULY 1927 FIFE MAN BLAMES ‘LAPSE OF MEMORY’ DUNFERMLINE PRISON SENTENCE FOR ‘BREACH’ A Cairneyhill labourer, Peter McArthur, in custody, was sent to prison for ten days by Sheriff Umpherston at Dunfermline today for breach of the peace. He pleaded guilty to having committed a breach of the peace onContinue reading “Memory Lapse Causes Breach Of Peace”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1875

Dear blog reader Welcome to the third part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1875. In 1875, there were 75 people listed with 22 occupations comprising 14 weavers, 2 Church ministers, 2 wrights, 3 farmers and one joiner. This compares with 65 peopleContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1875”

Man Assaults Brother-in-Law

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY 25 APRIL 1940 MAN ASSAULTS BROTHER-IN-LAW A fine of 30s was imposed on Norman McDonald, nurseryman, Pentland View, Cairneyhill, at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today when he was charged with assaulting his brother-in-law. He pleaded not guilty that on April 13, within the grounds of Cairneyhill Nurseries, occupied by James McDonald, heContinue reading “Man Assaults Brother-in-Law”