Category Archives: History

Articles and posts of historical interest to Newtyle Village.

Duncan McPhail

Duncan McPhail, from Canada, sent in this photograph of himself sitting on his uncle’s tractor in Belmont Street in 1948/49. His mother was brought up in Newtyle spending her early days on Burnmouth Farm and attending Newtyle School between 1915 … Continue reading

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Location Location Location

Iain Buick provides a monthly view back into Newtyle’s history through the articles in the Church newsletter.  December’s issue has an article on the weaving industry in the village in the 1840s and 1850s.  He mentions George Moon’s 32 Loom … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday

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Old Friends

I got an email yesterday from Martin Edward, whom some of you may remember. Hello Newtyle, I was delighted to find your village website. I am sure one or two of the older residents of Newtyle will remember me. My … Continue reading

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Catherine Blatch’s Family History

I had an email recently from Ms Christine Blatch in Canada about her family roots in the area. She has provided me with a set of named photographs and detailed descriptions of the people. Maybe you can help fill in … Continue reading

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Newtyle butcher Jim Pirie

Newtyle man Jim Pirie, who until only a few years ago was Britain’s oldest working butcher, has died at the age of 91. Born in the Perthshire village of Stanley in June 1919, he started work as a butcher in … Continue reading

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Historic Maps

For those of you interested in the history and geography of the Strathmore valley and its towns and villages, there is a great resource at the National Library of Scotland.  There is an excellent collection of browseable online maps going … Continue reading

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Newtyle: A Planned Manufacturing Village

Newtyle: A Planned Manufacturing Village by William Murdoch Duncan (1979) This is an account of the history of the village of Newtyle which started as a collection of material relating to the Dundee and Newtyle railway.  This endeavour lead to … Continue reading

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