Sir Robert Anstruther at Cairneyhill – a political hustings

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. Below is Sir Robert Anstruther’s portraitContinue reading “Sir Robert Anstruther at Cairneyhill – a political hustings”

Cairneyhill’s Faith History

Dear blog reader One of the ‘tag lines’ of my studies of the people and history of Cairneyhill is that Cairneyhill is very significant theologically in Scotland. The attached article gives a great deal of detail on Cairneyhill Church from it’s foundation in 1752 until 1861 but first some general history. For a long timeContinue reading “Cairneyhill’s Faith History”

1868 Church Minister’s opinion on walking speed

Dear blog reader I’ve always been fascinated by the idea that David Borland, the Cairneyhill Church minister in 1868, felt the need to write to The Scotsman about walking speed and so this week I share this quirkiness with you. Jacqueline **************************************************************************** THE SCOTSMAN 24 MARCH 1868 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR PRETTY TALL PEDESTRIANISM CairneyhillContinue reading “1868 Church Minister’s opinion on walking speed”

Why David Borland resigned as Church Minister

GLASGOW HERALD 27 JUNE 1876 The dispute between the Rev Mr Borland and the Cairneyhill United Presbyterian Congregation in as much as its unfortunate termination – the resignation of the minister – have lessons which ought not to be overlooked by young clergymen and the members of country churches. Cairneyhill is one of the numerousContinue reading “Why David Borland resigned as Church Minister”

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”

Sudden death while playing the organ

Arbroath Herald and Advertiser 29 November 1900 SUDDEN DEATH OF A WEST FIFE LADY A painful sensation was created in Cairneyhill (Fife) United Free Church on Sunday. The last hymn was being sung, and Mrs Beveridge, the wife of Mr Beveridge, farmer, Crombie, was officiating at the organ, when she suddenly fell forward. She wasContinue reading “Sudden death while playing the organ”

Fundraising at a Bazaar

Dundee Evening Telegraph 20 October 1905 A two days’ bazaar in connection with the Cairneyhill United Free Church was opened in St Margaret’s Hall, Dunfermline this forenoon by Mr Thomas Shaw, KC, MP. The purpose of the bazaar is to assist the funds of the church and raise sufficient funds to carry out much neededContinue reading “Fundraising at a Bazaar”

Obituary of Reverend John Moir

The Alloa Journal 6 July 1895 There passed away on Thursday afternoon the Reverend John Moir, BD, minister of the United Presbyterian Church, Cairneyhill, Dunfermline in connection with which he was ordained in 1876. For some months he has been in indifferent health but no doubt was entertained until recently of ultimate recovery. The reverendContinue reading “Obituary of Reverend John Moir”