Cairneyhill Horticultural Society Exhibition

DUNFERMLINE SATURDAY PRESS 24 SEPTEMBER 1859 CAIRNEYHILL: HORTICULTURAL EXHIBITION On Friday last the Horticultural Society here, held their second exhibition for the season in the village school-room, which was tastefully decorated with evergreens for the occasion. Much credit is due to the competitors for the excellent vegetables, fruits, and flowers brought forward, which, both inContinue reading “Cairneyhill Horticultural Society Exhibition”

Examination of a school in 1838

FIFE HERALD THURSDAY 16 AUGUST 1838 SCHOOL EXAMINATION On Friday last, the school in Cairneyhill taught by Mr W S Reid was examined by the Rev Messrs Gilston and More. The progress of the pupils in the various branches of a useful education was very satisfactory; the readiness of their answers, and their correct explanationContinue reading “Examination of a school in 1838”

Margaret Paton’s donkey and Sir Arthur Halkett

Dear blog reader I do hope you enjoy this description of one of Cairneyhill’s bygone modes of transport which I only discovered recently. Jacqueline ************************** DUNDEE COURIER SATURDAY 17 MAY 1862 A GENTLEMAN AND A CHRISTIAN Many of our fellow townsmen will be unacquainted with old Margaret Paton, who acts as a carrier between CairneyhillContinue reading “Margaret Paton’s donkey and Sir Arthur Halkett”