It was a blow that Kings Park would never recover from, the club folded unable to resume league play at the end of the war. Still desiring league football in town local coal magnate Thomas Fergusson brought Albion to life in , filling the void left by Kings Park. Alas this particular tale is a myth as the name Stirling Albion was picked long before a ball was kicked and fans looked on from trailers. By the late seventies however, things took a downturn as Albion struggled both off and on the pitch. Just a few years later I went to Annfield for the first time. In the late eighties the Scottish Football League granted clubs the right to play on synthetic surfaces.
This was back in the days just prior to the completion and issue of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code , when much of the background material was then placed online, but has slowly evaporated over the years so I can no longer refer to the legal sources that were then made available. However, it was not built for that purpose, and dates from World War II, when it was used as a centre which handled reports from outlying radar stations, as a Sector Operation Centre.
Sad to say I never visited this site, like many that were easy to get to, I just never made the time.
Sheriff court records may contain minutes of lieutenancy meetings, muster rolls and returns of militia. Records of heritable jurisdictions Under the Heritable Jurisdictions Act of (c), most courts of heritable jurisdiction such as regality courts were abolished and their jurisdiction and .
When James had succeeded to the English throne in , England had acquired a new role in European affairs. Unlike the childless Elizabeth I , James, by simply “having children, could play an important role in dynastic politics”. Most of her suitors were rejected quickly for a variety of reasons. Portrait of Frederick believed to have been painted in the year of his marriage to Elizabeth by Michiel Jansz. Frederick was of undeniably high lineage.
His ancestors included the kings of Aragon and Sicily, the landgraves of Hesse, the dukes of Brabant and Saxony, and the counts of Nassau and Leuven. He was “a senior Prince of the Empire” and a staunch defender of the Protestant faith. Their contemporaries noted how Frederick seemed to “delight in nothing but her company and conversation”. King James did not take into consideration the couple’s happiness, but saw the match as “one step in a larger process of achieving domestic and European concord”.
As the daughter of a king, the sister of a king, and the wife of a king, she also desired to be the mother of a queen. She is said to have been somewhat fond of Frederick’s mild manner and generous nature, but simply felt that he was of low stock.
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In its evidence to the Local Government and Communities Committee in March, Clydeplan , the strategic development planning authority for the Glasgow city region, made a robust and persuasive case that the statutory provision for strategic planning at the regional level should be retained. It pointed out that strategic planning had been central to the regeneration of Glasgow and the Clyde Valley through periods of significant structural change over a period of 70 years.
Strategic development plans for the area had been an effective component of the planning system, guiding local plans and decision-making, demonstrating the value of joint working and the commitment of constituent local authorities and wider stakeholders over an extended timescale. Clydeplan pointed out that in England a statutory duty to co-operate had not proved to be a sufficiently effective tool for addressing cross-boundary regional issues, while in the Planning Wales Act had introduced strategic development plans for Cardiff, Swansea and the A55 Corridor, based on the model which currently exists in Scotland.
To remove strategic development plans in Scotland would run counter to prevailing best practice in planning internationally, particularly in Europe, where there has been a move towards planning at the scale of integrated functional regions reflecting housing markets, travel-to-work and economic catchment areas as part of the drive to deliver sustainable development.
Clydeplan argued that rather than removing an important mechanism of regional agency, the Scottish Government should be enhancing and building upon existing strategic development plan processes and their established governance and joint-working structures in rolling out a regional partnership model across the country. It recommended that the current statutory framework for regional planning should not be repealed unless a more robust mechanism is provided to that currently proposed in the Bill.
In its response to the Local Government and Communities Committee , the Scottish Government doubled down on its determination to remove the statutory underpinning of strategic planning at the regional scale. Rather than setting out its case for centralising strategic planning at the national level, the Government fell back on the argument that what it proposes is in line with the recommendations of the independent review panel established in , and reiterated its assertion that the change is required to simplify and streamline the system.
Little was offered in terms of the more robust mechanism the Committee was looking for. The Government simply undertook to amend the Bill at Stage 2 to introduce a clearer duty for local authorities to work together in strategic planning, something which, as Clydeplan has already pointed out, has not worked particularly well in England. In an article published in Bella Caledonia in March , I outlined the regional planning tradition established under the wartime administration of Tom Johnston and how it had evolved over the subsequent 70 years.
The Scottish Government states that it respects the long history of regional spatial planning in Scotland, but argues that the context has changed dramatically since regional plans emerged in the post-war period and even in the period since the Act. It neither explains in what way the context has changed, nor why that change renders strategic development plans obsolete.
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Elizabeth Smyth, 61, claimed the former husband of Deirdre Romanes, 60, persuaded her into changing her wishes days before dying from cancer in May She said that the change robbed her of almost half of what she would have received from an earlier will. She also claimed the last minute change benefited Monaco-based Mr Romanes, who held a substantial stake in the newspaper publishing company.
Ms Smyth, of Kells, County Meath, Eire, took the case to the Court of Session earlier this year in a bid to have the May will set aside in favour of its equivalent.
There’s Christmas heartbreak, and then there’s this gut-wrenching Christmas list from a mystery child, whose letter to her dead father was found in a field in Dunfermline, Scotland and made.
Toponymy[ edit ] The name Kirkcaldy means “place of the hard fort” or “place of Caled’s fort”. It is derived from the Pictish caer meaning “fort”, caled, which is Pictish “hard” or a personal name, and -in, a suffix meaning “place of”. Caled may describe the fort itself or be an epithet for a local “hard” ruler. This charter allowed the burgesses of Kirkcaldy to purchase and sell goods to the burgesses of the three other regality burghs— Queensferry , Dunfermline and Musselburgh —that belonged to the Abbey.
As a gesture, the king gave 8. The town absorbed its neighbouring settlements of Linktown, in the parish of Abbotshall; Invertiel in the parish of Kinghorn; and Pathhead, Sinclairtown and Gallatown in the parish of Dysart.
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The Origins of Crossley Motors. Crossley Brothers was set up in by Francis ( – ) and William (Sir William from ) ( – ) when Francis, with help from his uncle, bought the engineering business of John M Dunlop at Great Marlborough Street in Manchester city centre manufacturing pumps, presses and small steam engines.
Purchased as World War II began and converted for use as a wartime bunker, it remained in use after the war ended, and was upgraded for use during the Cold War, remaining in service as a major military headquarters until its final closure in The castle had been bought by a wealthy mill owner in , Henry Beveridge, who carried out extensive modifications to modernise the structure, adding windows to the ground floor, together with a portico leading to a new main entrance.
His work extended to the grounds, which were also renovated with the addition of a water garden and a narrow gauge railway which ran from the house to the garden. A number of outbuildings were added to suit the castle’s new function, including a concrete outbuilding housing kitchens, a bar and a dining room, and an underground bunker. After the war, Pitreavie became the principal maritime control centre in Scotland, and would have been able to control all NATO forces operating between the North Sea and the North Pole.
The facilities it possessed meant that it could function as a surveillance centre, and monitor the activities of Soviet ships and submarines in the North Sea. The military section was closed in , leaving the original listed castle building in place. The site was then cleared, with later buildings added during the castle’s period as home to RAF Pitreavie being demolished.
The final act was to demolish and seal the entrance to the underground facilities using explosives. A listed since January 12, ,  the castle has now been converted into luxury flats, and the surrounding area has been similarly developed as a private housing estate, McLean Gate, and the Carnegie Campus business park. Although this was part of Pitreavie, it was not connected by any of the underground passages.
The bunker was demolished during the s, and recorded by the Dunfermline Press, complete with photographs, although we are unaware of the actual issue number.
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As the agricultural revolution gathered pace the demand for lime for improving land increased the requirement for coal to burn it. Salt panning too required coal in large quantities, and the early outcrops near the Firth of Forth became exhausted, forcing the extraction to take place further inland. Many of the sites were within the present day limits of Dunfermline. The mineral railways of Dunfermline The increasing distance of the pits from the Forth made transport of the minerals an issue, and Dunfermline was a pioneer in the construction of wooden waggonways for the purpose.
By the eighteenth century a complex network had developed, and in time many of the lines were converted to railways:
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DNA tests solve big cat mystery 02 Feb However, while Essex police mounted a full-scale lion hunt this summer following claims of a wild animal on the loose, the Bedfordshire force took a more sceptical approach. Essex lion, For nearly 24 hours, fear, alarm and a great deal of excitement had stalked the tiny Essex village of St Osyth amid fears there was an escaped lion on the loose. Residents and holidaymakers had reported seeing the beast in a field and had even captured grainy footage of it on their mobile telephones.
Derbyshire A large black cat was spotted walking along a dry stone wall that was 3ft high. From working out how large the stones were it was estimated the cat was at least 18 inches high and 3ft long excluding the tail. It was believed to be a young black leopard. Experts said it was too large to be a domestic cat but could be a hybrid mix.
Police later issued a warning saying that anyone seeing it should not approach the animal.
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Billy Sherwood – guitar, keyboards Igor Khoroshev – keyboards Founded in , Yes proved to be one of the longest lasting and the most successful of the s’ progressive rock groups. The band overcame a generational shift in its audience and the departure of its most visible members at key points in its history, to reach the new millennium as the definitive progressive rock band. Their audience remained huge because they’ve always attracted younger listeners drawn to their mix of daunting virtuosity, mystical lyrics, complex musical textures, and powerful, yet delicate lead vocals.
Lead singer Jon Anderson started out playing in various English ‘beat groups’ before going solo in , recording two singles on the Parlophone label.
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He was to be given the freedom of the Royal Burgh of Ayr, and Mrs Carnegie was to perform the honours at the laying of a commemorative stone at the library. The platform party at the laying of a memorial stone not currently visible at the partially-completed Ayr Carnegie Library on 5 October Andrew Carnegie stands between the only two ladies on the platform. On the right is his wife Louise Whitfield who performed the ceremony. Provost Robert Shankland is the bearded gentleman standing behind Mrs Carnegie — he opened the building on 2 September The library committee at their 2 September meeting must therefore have been especially pleased to note among the latest donations a signed Burns manuscript addressed to a Mr James Watson of Ayr.
The Edinburgh manuscript collector and dealer James Mackenzie had sent it via an Ayr customer, solicitor Robert Goudie, to be presented to the library. The decoration above the main entrance of Ayr Carnegie Library includes the carved heads of Robert Burns left and the engineer James Watt right. His donation to Ayr was sent to the National Museum of Antiquities in Edinburgh and to the British Library for examination, and both replies expressed grave reservations as to its alleged attribution to Burns.
Over the past few years a large number of manuscripts purporting to have been written by a wide range of famous literary and historical figures had been appearing for sale in Edinburgh.
While most attention will continue to focus on the fictional hero Uhtred, his story is played out against a political background where the main protagonist is the brooding and bookish mastermind Alfred the Great, vividly portrayed in the series by David Dawson. But was Alfred the Great really that great? If we judge him on the basis of new findings in landscape archaeology that are radically changing our understanding of warfare in the Viking Age, it would seem not.
It looks like Alfred was a good propagandist rather than a visionary military leader. Alfred the Great statue, Winchester. Oft defeated by the great army of the Vikings, he took refuge in a remote part of Somerset before rallying the English army in and defeating the Vikings at Edington.
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Links The Origins of Crossley Motors Crossley Brothers was set up in by Francis – and William Sir William from – when Francis, with help from his uncle, bought the engineering business of John M Dunlop at Great Marlborough Street in Manchester city centre manufacturing pumps, presses and small steam engines. William joined him shortly after the purchase. The company name was initially changed to Crossley Brothers and Dunlop. William concentrated on the business side with Frank providing engineering expertise.
The brothers were committed Christians and strictly teetotal refusing to supply their products to companies such as breweries that they did not approve of. They adopted the early Christian symbol of the Coptic Cross as the emblem to use on their road vehicles. An ‘s half horsepower hot tube ignition gas engine The business flourished and in Crossley Brothers became a private limited company and in moved to larger premises in Pottery Lane, Openshaw, in east Manchester.
In they had the foresight to acquire the UK and world except German rights to the patents of Otto and Langden of Cologne for the new gas fuelled atmospheric internal combustion engine and in these rights were extended to the famous Otto four stroke cycle engine. The change over to four stroke engines was remarkably rapid with the last atmospheric engines being made in Further improvements followed including the introduction of poppet valves and hot tube ignition in and the introduction of the carburettor allowing volatile liquid fuels to be used.
It was by adopting the heavier fuelled “Oil” engine that the companies future was assured with the first one being demonstrated in