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Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Strathmiglo Parish Fife Scotland

Strathmiglo parish, containing the villages of Strathmiglo and Edenshead, or Gateside, is bounded by Auchtermuchty, Falkland, Arngask, Abernethy and Kinross-shire. It measures 7.5 miles by 4.5 miles. The River Eden divides the parish into two2 and drives four corn, one flour and one farina mill. The village of Strathmiglo was a Burgh of Barony but that status is now no more. The town house and a fine green remain. There are a parish church, a Free Church and a Reformed Presbyterian Church in the village of Strathmiglo, and a UP Church at Gateside. The inhabitants of the country districts are mostly employed in agriculture, but the villagers weave diapers and damask. Several manufacturers and agents reside in Strathmiglo and employ most of the hands. There are also a power-loom factory and bleachfield in Strathmiglo, at which a considerable number, mostly females, are employed. Edited from Westwood's Directory for the counties of Fife and Kinross published 1862. Tour Strathmiglo Parish, Fife, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland.

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