Cairneyhill Temperance Society in 1836

Dear blog reader Cairneyhill Temperance Society held annual soirees which were often reported on in detail in the newspapers and below is the report of the Cairneyhill Temperance Society’s annual soiree in 1836. I do hope you find this interesting. Jacqueline ************************** FIFE HERALD THURSDAY 31 MARCH 1836 DUNFERMLINE In exercise of our correspondence, itContinue reading “Cairneyhill Temperance Society in 1836”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1905

Dear blog reader. Welcome to the sixth part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1905. In 1905, there were 110 people listed with 10 occupations comprising 4 weavers, 1 publican, 1 esquire, 2 Church ministers, 1 smith and 1 shop owner. This comparesContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1905”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1895

Dear blog reader Welcome to the fifth part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1895. In 1895, there were 106 people listed with 9 occupations comprising 5 weavers, 1 Church minister, 1 blacksmith and 2 joiners. This compares with 98 people listed inContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1895”

Cairneyhill Temperance Society

THE SCOTSMAN WEDNESDAY 30 MARCH 1836 TEMPERANCE SOIREE The annual soiree of the Cairneyhill Temperance Society took place on the evening of Friday last, and seldom has a more harmonious meeting assembled. At seven o’clock the chair was taken by Mr Noble, teacher in Cairneyhill, who, in a neat and appropriate speech, advocated the causeContinue reading “Cairneyhill Temperance Society”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1885

Dear blog reader Welcome to the fourth part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1885. In 1885, there were 98 people listed with 17 occupations comprising 10 weavers, 2 Church ministers, 2 blacksmiths, 2 joiners and one farmer. . This compares with 75Continue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1885”

Market Gardener’s Appeal

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY 14 JANUARY 1927 DUNFERMLINE MAN’S LOST CASE Sheriff-Principal Fenton has issued his judgment in the appeal in the action at the instance of Alexander Beveridge, market gardener, Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline, against John Erskine, farmer, Myrend Farm, Cairneyhill. Pursuer applied for declarator and interdict against the defender, prohibiting him using the MyrendContinue reading “Market Gardener’s Appeal”

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”

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”

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”

A Cairneyhill funeral for the Blair family

Dear blog reader When the solicitors’ firm of Thomas Blair & son closed in Dunfermline in 2016, it was reported as one of the oldest Fife firms in existence, having started in 1840. The firm was started by a Cairneyhill man, Thomas Blair born in 1822 in Cairneyhill to Andrew Blair and Isabella Wilson. BelowContinue reading “A Cairneyhill funeral for the Blair family”