Electricity comes to Cairneyhill

DUNDEE COURIER THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER 1949 GOOD-BYE PARAFFIN LAMPS Mrs George Reid, of Cook’s Buildings, Main Street, Cairneyhill, one of the many housewives who have had electricity installed in their homes, knits by the light of her new lamp. Electric lights burned in the village of Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline, yesterday for the first time. TheContinue reading “Electricity comes to Cairneyhill”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1865

Dear blog reader Welcome to the second part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1865. In 1865, there were 65 people listed with 27 occupations included, 22 weavers, 1 smithy, 1 joiner, 2 wrights and 1 Church minister. This compares with 66 peopleContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1865”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1855

Dear blog reader Welcome to the first part in a new series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1855. Hopefully those of you with ancestors from Cairneyhill will find this list useful. ************************ David Addie, weaverHenry ArnotMrs John BaldAndrew BlairLockhart Blallock (possibly Blalloch?)George BowieMrs CalderheadJohn CalderheadRobertContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1855”

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”