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Saturday, 29 March 2008

Cairnie Holiday Cottage Fife Scotland


Cairnie Holiday Cottage Fife Scotland. Our holiday cottage, South Tower, sits in the grounds of Cairnie Fruit Farm, Fife, Scotland. It was developed some years ago from agricultural steadings and the tower stills stands over the buildings. Evidence of the original, wide cart opening can be seen in the stylish feature window in the lounge area. The timber-floored, open plan lounge, with open fire, dining area and country-style kitchen, provide a warm heart to our cottage.

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Friday, 28 March 2008

Roman Fife Scotland


Roman Fife Scotland. It is a curious fact that the Roman occupation of Scotland has attracted a greater degree of archaeological enquiry than perhaps any other territory of the Roman Empire. Indeed, we know more about the Romans in Scotland than we do about the Romans in Italy. But what about Roman Fife? What role did Fife play in Rome’s North-West Frontier and what evidence, if any, do we have to suggest that the Romans were ever here? Roman Fife Scotland.

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Fine Mexican Food in Fife Scotland


Fine Mexican Food in Fife Scotland. The Kettlebridge Inn is situated on the A914 road, between Glenrothes and St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It is open 6 days per week, and serves finest Mexican food at lunch time from 12 till 2pm, and then from 6 till 9.30pm in the evenings. It has a wonderful selection of new world wines and bottled beers, as well as C.A.M.R.A. recognised fine ales to choose from to accompany the food. All food is freshly prepared on the premises, and cooked to suit personal tastes. And every effort is made to see you will enjoy your visit to the Inn.

The restaurant, is an ideal setting for either functions of up to 30 people, or just for a romantic meal for two And the atmosphere is set by the bluesy soul music playing, and the flickering candles. It is definately worth a try, so please come and visit us to enjoy the experience.

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Markinch Burials Fife Scotland

Hi Sandy, Cannot seem to link to your Markinch Burials 1799-1854 from your web site. Do you have a different way to do this? Kathy.

Markinch Burials 1799-1854. The burial register contains details of those interred between the years of 1799-1854 in Markinch Churchyard. Listed below are the surnames of those named, and in brackets the number of entries for that particular surname. Please note that in the early part of the 19th century many surnames were not spelled as they are today.

James Wood Ancestry Tour of Scotland


James Wood Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This gravestone can be found in Newburgh Cemetery, Fife, Scotland. In affectionate memory of James Wood, Bookseller and Postmaster, Newburgh, who departed this life on the 14th December 1879, aged 71 years.

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Thursday, 27 March 2008

James Storer Ancestry Tour of Scotland


James Storer Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This gravestone can be found in Newburgh Cemetery, Fife, Scotland. Sacred to the memory of James Storer, Merchant, Newburgh, who died 24th November 1864, aged 48 years.

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

John Bruce Ancestry Tour of Scotland


John Bruce Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This gravestone can be found in Newburgh Cemetery, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland. Erected to the memory of John Bruce, Comedian, who died in Newburgh, April 30th 1853, in the 47th year of his age, by his affectionate wife Louise Bruce.

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Monday, 24 March 2008

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Levenmouth Fife Scotland


Levenmouth, Fife, Scotland. The exhibition Levenmouth: Then and Now at Methil Heritage Centre takes a nostaligic look at Levenmouth in the past. The photographs on display show many familiar places and landmarks, some have changed beyond recognition whilst others appear almost the same. One particular photograph of the Caledonian Hotel in Leven was taken over a hundred years ago and the hotel is still going strong today, having recently undergone a refurbishment. The images and objects in the exhibition are quite thought provoking, considering how different our lifestyles are now compared to the "olden days." For instance, you may think that the home delivery service of today's large supermarkets is a new concept, but we have one photograph showing a Co-op delivery horse-drawn cart taken at a time when it was the norm for shops to take their produce out to their customers. There are also some old Co-op tokens which worked in a similar way to modern loyalty rewards points schemes. As well as places and landmarks, shopping and the High Street in general, other areas explored are home and family life, leisure time and transport.

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Thursday, 20 March 2008

Black Earnside Ancestry Tour of Scotland


Black Earnside Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Black Earnside, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland. To the west of Newburgh there stretched for several miles a wood known as Black Earnside, or as it was sometimes known, Black Ironside. It was a dark wood which covered the hillside and extended down to the waters edge. The name of Earn Side favours the idea that geologists entertain, that the river Earn would its course by the foot of the Fife hills, and joined with the Tay near Longforgan.

Sir William Wallace in his fight against the English often used Black Earn side as a sheltered and there is still a bridge along which the road passes near the top of the ascent, about two miles east from the Abbey which is known as Wallace's Bridge. In 1298 in the month of June, Wallace fought the Earl of Pembroke at Black Earn Side.

"This wood we'll hold as long as we stand,
To the last man we'll fight it, sword in hand.
The right is ours, let's do it manfully;
I'll free this land once more before I die."

Although the Scots were heavily out numbered they built a stockade and held the English at bay. Help came from Newburgh and the villages roundabout in the shape of labourers with farming tools until finally the English were completely routed and overthrown. Wallace and his triumphant followers retired to the Lindores Abbey, there to recuperate and celebrate their success, entering through the Slype, the Eastern entrance to the cloisters which is still standing today.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Films of Fife Scotland

Films of Fife, Scotland. Peninsular county on the east coast of Scotland. St Andrews and Dunfermline are historic centres, other towns include Glenrothes and Burntisland. Principal industries are agriculture, coal production and electronics.

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Mercat Cross Fife Scotland


Mercat Cross, Fife, Scotland. An old view of the Mercat Cross in Cupar, Fife, Scotland.

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Friday, 14 March 2008

Agnes Wilson Ancestry Tour of Scotland


Agnes Wilson Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This gravestone can be found in Kilrenny Churchyard, Fife, Scotland. In loving memory of Agnes Wilson, wife of Leslie Brown, who died 9th July, 1928, aged 36 years. And her daughter Isabella Brown MacDonald, who died 2003, aged 91. Whose ashes are scattered off the Billowness with her husband's, Lt. Col. John MacDonald O.B.E. who died 1993, aged 83.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

James Struthers Ancestry Tour Scotland


James Struthers Ancestry Tour Scotland. A gravestone in Newburn Kirkyard, Fife, Scotland. In loving memory of James Struthers, who died at East Coates, 21st December 1902, aged 83 years. Also his wife Jane Ballantine, who died, 16th September 1900. And their daughter Margaret who died 16th May, 1948, aged 80.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Newburn Ancestry Tour Fife Scotland


Newburn Ancestry Tour Fife Scotland. Newburn Churchyard and the ruins of the Newburn Parish Church, Fife, Scotland. Newburn in 1846, was a parish, in the district of St. Andrews, two miles East of Largo; containing, with the village of Drumeldrie-Muir, 419 inhabitants. This place, originally called Drumeldrie, obtained its present name from a stream which, deviating from its ancient course, now intersects the greater portion of the parish. According to tradition, the Culdees had an establishment here in the earliest periods of Christianity; and Malcolm I. is said to have given to these brethren the lands of Balchrystie, where they erected a church, the foundations of which are supposed to have been discovered about the close of the last century, when were dug up on these lands the stones of a very ancient building. The parish is about three and a half miles in length and nearly two miles in breadth, and is bounded on the north by the parishes of Kilconquhar and Largo; on the south by the sea; on the east by Kilconquhar; and on the west by Largo. The surface is pleasingly diversified with hills and valleys, and enlivened with the windings of the burn from which the parish derives its modern name; the scenery is generally interesting, and in some parts beautifully picturesque. The soil is fertile, producing abundant crops; and the pasture and meadow lands along the sea-shore, form a level tract of luxuriant verdure. The number of acres is 2880, of which about 2400 are arable, 350 in pasture, and 130 in plantations; the crops are, oats, barley, wheat, potatoes, peas, and turnips, which last are extremely favourable. The most improved system of husbandry is prevalent, and the farm buildings and offices are substantial and well arranged; the lands are well drained and inclosed, and the fences, chiefly of thorn, are kept in excellent repair. The principal seats are, Lahill, the lands of which have been highly improved; Wester Lathallan, a handsome mansion-house in grounds finely planted; West Coates, a genteel residence; and Balchrystie, a well-situated house surrounded with grounds tastefully embellished. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in agriculture; and for some years a salmon-fishery has been carried on, but with no great profit. The rateable annual value of the parish is £4849. Its ecclesiastical concerns are under the superintendence of the presbytery of St. Andrew's and the synod of Fife. The stipend of the incumbent is £200, for the augmentation of which a process has been for some years before the court of Teinds; the manse, built in 1819, is a commodious residence, and the glebe comprises about twenty-two acres, valued at £30 per annum. The church, which is well situated, was built in 1815; it is a substantial and neat edifice, affording ample accommodation for the whole of the parishioners. The parochial school appears to have originated in an appropriation of lands in 1659 by John Wood, Esq., of Orkie, for the erection of a free grammarschool in this parish, and the maintenance of several poor scholars, who are instructed and maintained by the parochial schoolmaster, to whom the trustees of Mr. Wood pay a liberal allowance. His salary as parochial schoolmaster is £29. 18. 10. per annum, with a house, and the fees average about £14: he is likewise in possession of a garden.

Monday, 3 March 2008

Rebecca Mudie Laing Ancestry Tour Fife Scotland


Rebecca Mudie Laing Ancestry Tour Fife Scotland. This gravestone is located in Boarhills Churchyard, Fife, Scotland. Erected by Janet Laing in memory of her mother, Rebecca Mudie Laing, who died at Boarhills on 10th December, 1885, aged 77. "He giveth his beloved sleep." Also her father David Laing who died at Boarhills, 30th October, 1896, aged 85 years. Ancestry Tour of Scotland.