Ten Thousand Views – Thank You

Dear blog reader. I received word today that my Cairneyhill local history website has now achieved 10,000 views. I’m so grateful to all those who have read my blog posts and I never fail to be amazed by the comments, emails and documents I receive from people interested in Cairneyhill’s history and from people whoContinue reading “Ten Thousand Views – Thank You”

New School for Cairneyhill

DUNDEE COURIER THURSDAY 9 FEBRUARY 1922 ANOTHER NEW SCHOOL FOR FIFE BETWEEN CROSSFORD AND CAIRNEYHILL Fife is to have another new school. The Education Authority yesterday decided to proceed with the erection of a school between Crossford and Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline, for the accommodation of pupils from these two villages. The new school will compriseContinue reading “New School for Cairneyhill”

Drunk driver in Cairneyhill Main Street

DUNDEE EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER 1935 DUNFERMLINE MOTORIST ON DRINK CHARGE – PEOPLE TAKE STARTING HANDLE AS PRECAUTION Robert Swan Pearson, wireless salesman, 32 Bruce Street, Dunfermline, was fined £2 and disqualified from holding a license for twelve months at Dunfermline Sheriff Court today. He admitted that, on October 14, in Main Street, Cairneyhill,Continue reading “Drunk driver in Cairneyhill Main Street”

Air Raid Precaution Warden wanted in Cairneyhill

Fife Free Press & Kirkcaldy Guardian 29 July 1939 ARP in West Fife More Volunteers Needed Apart from the villages in and around Crossford, Charlestown, Carnock, Limekilns, Cairneyhill etc, the wardens’ service in Lochgelly and Dunfermline county districts is at full strength. In the village areas named there is a shortage of some seventeen wardens,Continue reading “Air Raid Precaution Warden wanted in Cairneyhill”

Thomas Blair, Solicitor

[Edinburgh Evening News 15 May 1897] When the solicitors’ firm of Thomas Blair & son closed in Dunfermline in 2016, it was reported as one of the oldest Fife firms in existence, having started in 1840. The firm was started by a Cairneyhill man, Thomas Blair (pictured above) born in 1822 in Cairneyhill to AndrewContinue reading “Thomas Blair, Solicitor”

Examination of Mrs More’s Seminary for Young Ladies

Fife Herald 18 July 1839 On Monday the 15th instant the seminary for young ladies conducted by Mrs More and daughters was examined by several clergymen, established and dissenting, in the presence of the parents and friends of the pupils. The exhibition made by the young ladies fully sustained the high character which this seminaryContinue reading “Examination of Mrs More’s Seminary for Young Ladies”

Cairneyhill War Memorial

1914-1918 Second Lieutenant George Anderson McDonald, 10th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, son of James and Margaret McDonald of Pleasance, Cairneyhill, Dunfermline, died 18 August 1917 aged 19. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (no known grave). 2nd Lieutenant James M Moir RH 2nd Lieutenant Walter Forbes Hutton, 11th Battalion attached to 8th Battalion, BlackContinue reading “Cairneyhill War Memorial”