Carnock Parish in the Dunfermline Register: part 1

Dear blog reader Welcome to the start of another series – I would describe this series as a combination of local and family history. The entries for Carnock parish in the Dunfermline Register, which was printed periodically from 1837 to 1859, contain voter’s details, teacher’s details, heritor’s details, transport details and some extras. I thoughtContinue reading “Carnock Parish in the Dunfermline Register: part 1”

Shearers’ Strike at Pitdinnie

FIFESHIRE JOURNAL THURSDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 1845 HARVEST – SHEARERS’ WAGES – STRIKE AT CAIRNEYHILL Harvest is now quite general in our neighbourhood, and the crops are most luxuriant. The prospect of the farmer is most cheering, and the joy manifested by the groups of reapers as they repair in the morning to the scene ofContinue reading “Shearers’ Strike at Pitdinnie”

Cairneyhill Burglar

DUNDEE EVENING POST FRIDAY 9 DECEMBER 1904 LENIENCE TO DUNFERMLINE BURGLAR Some amusement was raised in Dunfermline Sheriff Court today, when an apparently half-witted labourer, George Erskine, North Pitdinnie, Cairneyhill, was charged with breaking into a house lately occupied by himself in Cairneyhill, belonging to Alexander Erskine, railway surfaceman. He admitted the charge, and statedContinue reading “Cairneyhill Burglar”

Stupid Village Pranks

Dundee Courier 11 November 1904 A couple of young lads who sought to enjoy themselves by annoying a female household in the village by fixing a cord to the window against which they rattled a nail and button, appeared to answer to their foolish pranks in Dunfermline Sheriff Court yesterday. Their names were William ToddContinue reading “Stupid Village Pranks”