Description of Cairneyhill in 1883

Dear blog reader I spotted this series in a local newspaper on the geography and local history of Fife in 1883 and I thought the section that covered Cairneyhill, from Pitfirrane House to Gillanderson Toll-House was very informative. I hope you also find it interesting. Jacqueline ********************* FIFESHIRE JOURNAL THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER 1883 THE WESTContinue reading “Description of Cairneyhill in 1883”

Assault at the Toll-House

FIFESHIRE JOURNAL THURSDAY 30 JANUARY 1845 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT On Friday last, about dusk, three Irishmen entered the Gillanderson toll-house, between Cairneyhill and Torryburn, which is licensed to sell spirits and ales, and called for a bottle of ale, which was given them. Sometime after they called for a gill, but the mistress of the houseContinue reading “Assault at the Toll-House”