Straying Cattle

THE SCOTSMAN 11 JANUARY 1928 DROVER’S RESPONSIBLITIES In Dunfermline small-debt court yesterday, Sheriff Umpherston heard proof in an action by James Macdonald, nurseryman, Cairneyhill. Pursuer claimed payment of £13 10s from defender in respect of damage done to growing chrysanthemums by cattle which were negligently permitted to stray into the nursery. It was argued forContinue reading “Straying Cattle”

Cairneyhill Fatal Accident Inquiries

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH 1 OCTOBER 1931 INQUIRY INTO FIFE TRAGEDIES WALL’S COLLAPSE ON BUILDER Sheriff Umpherston and a jury at Dunfermline to-day conducted inquiries into six fatal accidents in West Fife [2 of which concerned Cairneyhill]. The first enquiry was into a motor accident in Cairneyhill on 11th July, the victim of which was Joan,Continue reading “Cairneyhill Fatal Accident Inquiries”

Orchard robbery – 1906

DUNDEE COURIER 5 OCTOBER 1906 Cairneyhill Robbing an orchard James Scott, labourer, was convicted on evidence, in the Dunfermline Sheriff Court yesterday, of having, in the garden of Christina Wilson Crombie, spinster, stolen a quantity of growing apples. It was stated that the accused shook an apple tree, but was unable to take any ofContinue reading “Orchard robbery – 1906”

‘Storm in a Teacup’ – Cairneyhill assault 1933

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH 9 MARCH 1933 ‘Storm in a teacup’ Man fined for assault at Dunfermline A dispute regarding a wall dividing the gardens of two Cairneyhill men resulted in the appearance of one at Dunfermline Sheriff Court to-day on the charge of assault. William Watson, Main Street, Cairneyhill was charged with having in theContinue reading “‘Storm in a Teacup’ – Cairneyhill assault 1933”

Assault near Myrend Farm

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH 7 DECEMBER 1922 DUNFERMLINE MAN LOST HIS TEMPER AND ENDANGERED BOY’S LIFE SMART SENTENCE FROM THE SHERIFF A Dunfermline contractor, George Paul Birnie, was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today for a serious assault on a ten-year-old boy. The charge against him was that on 22nd November, onContinue reading “Assault near Myrend Farm”

Peculiar farm fire in 1913

DUNDEE COURIER 19 FEBRUARY 1913 ALARMING FARM FIRE AT CAIRNEYHILL Fire broke out in a rather peculiar manner yesterday evening at the farm of Muirside, Cairneyhill, tenanted by Mr John Lamont. Threshing operations were in progress, and a belt from an oil engine, which supplied the driving power of the threshing mill, slipped from theContinue reading “Peculiar farm fire in 1913”

Political Hustings in Cairneyhill 1859

Dear blog reader, Some background to the below article. In 1859 there was a UK general election and the Liberal candidate standing (who won) in Fife was James Hay Erskine Wemyss: James Hay Erskine Wemyss represented Fife in Parliament from 1859 until his death in 1864. He was also Lord Lieutenant of Fife for theContinue reading “Political Hustings in Cairneyhill 1859”

Cairneyhill Soldier’s Narrow Escapes

Dundee Courier 25 December 1914 Private James Donald, Highland Light Infantry, who has returned wounded to his home at Cairneyhill, has some interesting tales to tell of his experiences at the front. He was hit in the foot by a shrapnel bullet, which passed right through. The HLI were in the trenches at the time,Continue reading “Cairneyhill Soldier’s Narrow Escapes”

Ordination of David Borland

Dunfermline Saturday Press 27 July 1867 Ordination at Cairneyhill Om Wednesday, the United Presbyterian Presbytery met in Cairneyhill Church, to induct Mr David Borland as assistant and successor to the Rev Mr More. The numbers of Presbytery present were – Rev Dr Johnston, Limekilns; Rev Messrs Young and Russell, Dunfermline; Fleming, Inverkeithing; Graham, Crossgates; Reid,Continue reading “Ordination of David Borland”

Eviction in 1924

Dundee Courier 14 June 1924 Cairneyhill ejection action succeeds. Principally, it was stated, on account of the fact that he desired additional accommodation for his twenty year old son, who suffers from chronic asthma, a Cairneyhill joiner brought in Dunfermline Sheriff Court yesterday an action for ejection. Giving evidence, pursuer, Thomas Arnott, Cook’s Buildings, Cairneyhill,Continue reading “Eviction in 1924”