Death of James Moir

[James Moir is named on the Cairneyhill War Memorial, second from the top] Dundee Evening Telegraph 13 October 1915 Black Watch Officer who has fallen – hero in the struggle Second-Lieutenant J M Moir, 1st Black Watch, has been killed in an attack on a German position. He was a son of the late RevContinue reading “Death of James Moir”

Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 1

Dear blog reader This is the first part in a new series of Cairneyhill hatches, matches and dispatches that have appeared in the newspapers. I have always found such finds very exciting in my own 30 years of family history research and I hope this helps anyone doing similar Cairneyhill-based research. Please note that forContinue reading “Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Part 1”

Church ministers

This week I am going to outline the various ministers who have been Cairneyhill ministers since the church was built in 1752. (There will be a post in the future outlining the changing theological points of view at Cairneyhill in line with changing theological points of view in Scotland over the centuries). Reverend James BurtContinue reading “Church ministers”

Political meetings at Carnock,Cairneyhill and Torryburn

Dunfermline Saturday Press 13 March 1880 Leaving Saline [that is leaving the previous meeting at Saline], the Honourable R Preston Bruce proceeded to Carnock, where he addressed a large meeting in the schoolroom – Mr Robert Seton being chairman. Mr Bruce spoke on Home Rule, and the way in which the Government appealed to theContinue reading “Political meetings at Carnock,Cairneyhill and Torryburn”

Obituary of Reverend John Moir

The Alloa Journal 6 July 1895 There passed away on Thursday afternoon the Reverend John Moir, BD, minister of the United Presbyterian Church, Cairneyhill, Dunfermline in connection with which he was ordained in 1876. For some months he has been in indifferent health but no doubt was entertained until recently of ultimate recovery. The reverendContinue reading “Obituary of Reverend John Moir”