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”