Andrew Roxburgh Precentor

THE COURIER, MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 1925 DUNFERMLINE COUPLE’S DIAMOND WEDDING. HUSBAND A FORMER PRECENTOR OF CAIRNEYHILL U.F. CHURCH An interesting ceremony took place in Dunfermline on Saturday, when Mr and Mrs Andrew Roxburgh, Alexandra Street, celebrated their diamond wedding. The couple were married on January 13, 1865, and until two years ago Mr Roxburgh wasContinue reading “Andrew Roxburgh Precentor”

Description of Cairneyhill in 1883

Dear blog reader I spotted this series in a local newspaper on the geography and local history of Fife in 1883 and I thought the section that covered Cairneyhill, from Pitfirrane House to Gillanderson Toll-House was very informative. I hope you also find it interesting. Jacqueline ********************* FIFESHIRE JOURNAL THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER 1883 THE WESTContinue reading “Description of Cairneyhill in 1883”

Cairneyhill Scholarships

FIFE HERALDTHURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 1847 DUNFERMLINE – THE NEW SCHOLARSHIPS The United Presbyterian Church lately provided a fund of £400 to institute a few scholarships for the most deserving of the students in Divinity attending their hall, and issued subjects for study, on which competitors were to be examined. The competition took place a shortContinue reading “Cairneyhill Scholarships”

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”

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”

Cairneyhill organist remembered

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY 5 MARCH 1949 PRECENTOR TAUGHT HIM Mr David Peggie, formerly of Inverkeithing and now of Falkland, is to be honoured by Dunfermline and Kinross Presbytery in recognition of his jubilee as organist and choirmaster. Mr Peggie had his first music lessons from one of the old-time precentors at Falkland. At 18Continue reading “Cairneyhill organist remembered”

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”

REVEREND MORE’S GOLDEN JUBILEE SERVICES

DUNFERMLINE SATURDAY PRESS SATURDAY 30 JULY 1864 JUBILEE SERVICES Meetings to celebrate the close of the fiftieth year of the Rev Mr More’s ministry will be held at Cairneyhill, on Wednesday 3rd August 1864. Dr Johnston, Limekilns, will preach in the Church. Worship to begin at two o’clock. Dinner will be served in the villageContinue reading “REVEREND MORE’S GOLDEN JUBILEE SERVICES”

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”