1867 Teacher Presentation in Cairneyhill

DUNFERMLINE SATURDAY PRESS SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 1867 CAIRNEYHILL PRESENTATION On Friday evening a soiree was held in the Cairneyhill village schoolroom, in honour of Mr Alexander, the teacher of the school, when upwards of 140 children were present, and a few of the leading inhabitants of the place. The Rev Mr Borland, the newly-ordained ministerContinue reading “1867 Teacher Presentation in Cairneyhill”

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”