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Cairney-Hill, Fifeshire

Historical Description

CAIRNEY-HILL, a village, in the parish of CARNOCK, district of DUNFERMLINE, county of FIFE, 3 miles (W. S. W.) from Dunfermline; containing 516 inhabitants. This village, which is pleasantly situated on the banks of the burn of Pitdennies, consists of one long street of neat houses, on the road leading from Dunfermline to Alloa. It is inhabited chiefly by persons employed in the manufacture of table-linen, and of table-covers, for the wholesale houses at Dunfermline, which is carried on by hand-loom weaving at their own dwellings; a considerable number are also engaged in the adjacent collieries. A library has been established many years, and is supported by subscription. There is a place of worship for the United Presbyterian Synod.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis