Wins at West Fife Agricultural Show

Dear blog reader. The West Fife Agricultural Show has been running in West Fife for many decades (and is still going now) and this report caught my eye as it mentioned two very well-known Cairneyhill locals – John Erskine of Myrend Farm and James Hunter, the Cairneyhill blacksmith. In the 1980s at least (from aContinue reading “Wins at West Fife Agricultural Show”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1925

Dear blog reader Welcome to the eighth part in a series, a list of the people, with address and occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1925. In 1925 there were 120 people listed, with 25 addresses specified, and 7 occupations comprising 1 Church minister, 1 joiner, 4 shopkeepers and 1 smith. ThisContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1925”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1920

Dear blog reader, Welcome to the seventh part in a series, a list of the people, with address and occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1920. In 1920 there were 135 people listed, with 26 addresses specified, and with 14 occupations comprising 1 Church minister, 2 joiners, 1 market gardener, 1 slaughterContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1920”

Market Gardener’s Appeal

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY 14 JANUARY 1927 DUNFERMLINE MAN’S LOST CASE Sheriff-Principal Fenton has issued his judgment in the appeal in the action at the instance of Alexander Beveridge, market gardener, Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline, against John Erskine, farmer, Myrend Farm, Cairneyhill. Pursuer applied for declarator and interdict against the defender, prohibiting him using the MyrendContinue reading “Market Gardener’s Appeal”

Lorry reverses into car

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH, THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 1950 REVERSING LORRY COLLIDED WITH CAR An accident in Main Street, Cairneyhill on October 1 near its junction with the road leading to Mire End Farm resulted in a motor lorry driver being fined £3 at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today. Edward Brodie Blair, Main Street, Cairneyhill, admitted reversing aContinue reading “Lorry reverses into car”

Assault near Myrend Farm

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH 7 DECEMBER 1922 DUNFERMLINE MAN LOST HIS TEMPER AND ENDANGERED BOY’S LIFE SMART SENTENCE FROM THE SHERIFF A Dunfermline contractor, George Paul Birnie, was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today for a serious assault on a ten-year-old boy. The charge against him was that on 22nd November, onContinue reading “Assault near Myrend Farm”