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We are grateful to Andrew Dowsey, Fife Council's Archivist, for permission to reproduce the appended list of records held in the Council's Archive Centre at Markinch. These are, in the main, the records of the old Burntisland Town Council and related organisations, and are from the period 1689 to 1975. There are other Burntisland records held in the Centre which are not listed here, and these can be found in the Archive Centre catalogue. The catalogue can be searched using the search facility on the Archive Centre website.

Enquiries about the records should be made to Andrew Dowsey, Fife Council's Archivist. For contact details etc, please see the Archive Centre website.

 
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* Series B/BL 1/1 - Town Council minute books 1873-1975
* Series B/BL 1/2 - Sub-Committee minutes and draft Town Council Minutes 1869-1968
* Series B/BL 1/3 - Police Commission minute books 1835-1877
* Series B/BL 1/4 - Gas Committee records 1878-1928
* [Series B/BL 1/5 - empty]
* Series B/BL 1/6 - Dean of Guild Court minute books 1798-1958
* Series B/BL 1/7 - Licensing registers 1863-1962
* Series B/BL 1/8 - Miscellaneous papers of Town Clerk 1776-1962
* Series B/BL 1/9 - Burgh Court records 1958-1975
* Series B/BL 1/10 - Town Clerk's letter books 1893-1957
* Series B/BL 1/11 - Correspondence to town council and agenda papers 1874-1927
* SubSeries B/BL 1/12 - Town Twinning Committee 1969-1975 

* Series B/BL 2 - Burntisland Town Council account books 1764-1974, including:
          Police Commission Accounts 1865-1925
          Water supply accounts 1876-1931
          Common Good Fund account books 1869-1939
          
Roads account books 1879-1932
          Cemetery account books 1885-1936
          Harbour accounts 1878-1881
* Series B/BL 3 - Assessment rolls and rentals 1900-1946
* Series B/BL 4 - Legal papers, title deeds and byelaws 1772-1975
* Series B/BL 5 - Burntisland Dean of Guild records 1896-1968
* Series B/BL 6 - Council Housing Schemes 1919-1972
* Series B/BL 7 - Civil Defence 1942-1943
* Series B/BL 8 - Burntisland Cemetery Board records 1885-1975
* Series B/BL 9 - Watson's mortification charity records 1689-1971

  


FIFE COUNCIL ARCHIVE CENTRE

Accession numbers: 98/01 00/04 01/05 01/17

Reference Code B/BL

BURNTISLAND BURGH RECORDS

Administrative History

Burntisland was created a Royal Burgh in 1541 by King James V (1513-1542) who recognised the usefulness of the harbour. In 1835 the Burgh set up a Police Commission under the terms of an 1833 act ( 3 & 4 Will. IV c. 46). The Police Commissioners were responsible for the cleansing, lighting, policing and public health of the Burgh.

The main industries in the town were initially trade, fishing and the ferry. In the nineteenth century, Burntisland was the main port for the Fife coalfield until the opening of Methil Dock. Burntisland was the fourth largest Fife town in 1891, with a population of 4,993. In the twentieth century, Burntisland became a popular tourist resort. The main employers in the town were the Burntisland Shipbuilding Company (the shipyard closed in 1969) and the British Aluminium factory. Burntisland Town Council was abolished in 1975  under the Local government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c.65). Its powers were assumed by Fife Regional Council and Kirkcaldy District Council. These in turn were replaced by Fife Council in 1996 under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c.39).

Custodial History

These records came to the Archive Centre in four parts. Town council minute books were transferred to the Town House, Kirkcaldy, after local government reorganisation in 1975. They were transferred to the Archive Centre in February 1998 as accession number 98/01. The account books of the Burgh Chamberlain and Engineer 1913-1977 were transferred to the Archive Centre from Burntisland Local Office in May 2000 (accession number 00/04). A small number of files relating to town planning and development were transferred to the Archive Centre from the Town House, Kirkcaldy, in February 2001 (accession number 01/05). In June 2001, a further thirty-eight boxes of letter books, account books, and other records were transferred to the Archive Centre when the Burntisland Burgh Chambers were being redecorated (accession number 01/17).

Collection B/BL 1 - Burntisland Burgh Records

Series B/BL 1/1 - Town Council minute books 1873-1975

 (The Town Council minute books for the years before 1873 are held in the National Archives of Scotland )

B/BL 1/1/1

Town Council minute book

1873-1888

B/BL 1/1/2

Town Council minute book

1888-1896

B/BL 1/1/3

Town Council minute book

1896-1902

B/BL 1/1/4

Town Council minute book

1902-1903

B/BL 1/1/5

Town Council minute book

1903-1904

B/BL 1/1/6

Town Council minute book

1904-1905

B/BL 1/1/7

Town Council minute book

1905-1906

B/BL 1/1/8

Town Council minute book

1906-1907

B/BL 1/1/9

Town Council minute book

1907-1908

B/BL 1/1/10

Town Council minute book

1908-1909

B/BL 1/1/11

Town Council minute book

1909-1910

B/BL 1/1/12

Town Council minute book

1910-1911

B/BL 1/1/13

Town Council minute book

1911-1912

B/BL 1/1/14

Town Council minute book

1912-1913

B/BL 1/1/15

Town Council minute book

1913-1914

B/BL 1/1/16

Town Council minute book

1914-1915

B/BL 1/1/17

Town Council minute book

1915-1916

B/BL 1/1/18

Town Council minute book

1916-1918

B/BL 1/1/19

Town Council minute book

1918-1920

B/BL 1/1/20

Town Council minute book

1920-1921

B/BL 1/1/21

Town Council minute book

1921-1922

B/BL 1/1/22

Town Council minute book

1922-1923

B/BL 1/1/23

Town Council minute book

1923-1924

B/BL 1/1/24

Town Council minute book

1924-1925

B/BL 1/1/25

Town Council minute book

1925-1926

B/BL 1/1/26

Town Council minute book

1926-1927

B/BL 1/1/27

Town Council minute book

1927-1928

B/BL 1/1/28

Town Council minute book

1928-1929

B/BL 1/1/29

Town Council minute book

1929-1930

B/BL 1/1/30

Town Council minute book

1930-1931

B/BL 1/1/31

Town Council minute book

1931-1932

B/BL 1/1/32

Town Council minute book

1932-1933

B/BL 1/1/33

Town Council minute book

1933-1934

B/BL 1/1/34

Town Council minute book

1934-1935

B/BL 1/1/35

Town Council minute book

1935-1936

B/BL 1/1/36

Town Council minute book

1936-1937

B/BL 1/1/37

Town Council minute book

1937-1938

B/BL 1/1/38

Town Council minute book

1938-1939

B/BL 1/1/39

Town Council minute book

1939-1940

B/BL 1/1/40

Town Council minute book

1940-1941

B/BL 1/1/41

Town Council minute book

1941-1942

B/BL 1/1/42

Town Council minute book

1942-1943

B/BL 1/1/43

Town Council minute book

1943-1944

B/BL 1/1/44

Town Council minute book

1944-1945

B/BL 1/1/45

Town Council minute book

1945-1946

B/BL 1/1/46

Town Council minute book

1946-1947

B/BL 1/1/47

Town Council minute book

1947-1949

B/BL 1/1/48

Town Council minute book

1949-1950

B/BL 1/1/49

Town Council minute book

1950-1951

B/BL 1/1/50

Town Council minute book

1951-1952

B/BL 1/1/51

Town Council minute book

1952-1953

B/BL 1/1/52

Town Council minute book

1953-1954

B/BL 1/1/53

Town Council minute book

1954-1955

B/BL 1/1/54

Town Council minute book

1955-1956

B/BL 1/1/55

Town Council minute book

1956-1957

B/BL 1/1/56

Town Council minute book

1957-1958

B/BL 1/1/57

Town Council minute book

1958-1959

B/BL 1/1/58

Town Council minute book

1959-1960

B/BL 1/1/59

Town Council minute book

1960-1961

B/BL 1/1/60

Town Council minute book

1961-1962

B/BL 1/1/61

Town Council minute book

1962-1963

B/BL 1/1/62

Town Council minute book

1963-1964

B/BL 1/1/63

Town Council minute book

1964-1965

B/BL 1/1/64

Town Council minute book

1965-1966

B/BL 1/1/65

Town Council minute book

1966-1967

B/BL 1/1/66

Town Council minute book

1967-1968

B/BL 1/1/67

Town Council minute book

1968-1969

B/BL 1/1/68

Town Council minute book

1969-1970

B/BL 1/1/69

Town Council minute book

1970-1971

B/BL 1/1/70

Town Council minute book

1971-1972

B/BL 1/1/71

Town Council minute book

1972-1973

B/BL 1/1/72

Town Council minute book

1973-1974

B/BL 1/1/73

Town Council minute book

1974-1975

Series B/BL 1/2 - Sub-Committee minutes and draft Town Council Minutes 1869-1968

B/BL 1/2/1

Sub-Committee minute book

1869-1887

B/BL 1/2/2

Sub-Committee minute book

1887-1892

B/BL 1/2/3

Sub-Committee minute book

1902-1911

B/BL 1/2/4

Local Authority minutes (under Public Health (Scotland) Act 1897).

1899-1911

B/BL 1/2/5

Public Library Committee minute book

1904-1947

B/BL 1/2/6

Public Library Committee minute book

1947-1958

B/BL 1/2/7

Scroll (i.e draft)Town Council minute book

1888-1893

B/BL 1/2/8

Scroll Town Council minute book

1893-1899

B/BL 1/2/9

Scroll Town Council minute book

1899-1903

B/BL 1/2/10

Scroll Town Council minute book

1903-1906

B/BL 1/2/11

Scroll Town Council minute book

1904-1913

B/BL 1/2/12

Scroll Town Council minute book

1906-1908

B/BL 1/2/13

Scroll Town Council minute book

1908-1911

B/BL 1/2/14

Scroll Town Council minute book

1914-1919

B/BL 1/2/15

Scroll Town Council minute book

1964-1966

B/BL 1/2/16

Scroll Town Council minute book

1966-1968

Series B/BL 1/3 - Police Commission minute books 1835-1877

B/BL 1/3/1

Police Commission minute book

1835-1861

B/BL 1/3/2

Police Commission minute book

1862-1864

B/BL 1/3/3

Police Commission minute book

1864-1867

B/BL 1/3/4

Police Commission minute book

1867-1872

B/BL 1/3/5

Police Commission minute book

1872-1877

Series B/BL 1/4 - Gas Committee records 1878-1928

B/BL 1/4/1

Gas Committee minute book 1878-1890; and abstract of accounts for 1900.

1878-1900

B/BL 1/4/2

Gas Committee minute book

1891-1900

B/BL 1/4/3

Gas Committee minute book

1902-1906

B/BL 1/4/4

Gas Committee minute book

1906-1910

B/BL 1/4/5

Gas Committee minute book

1911-1914

B/BL 1/4/6

Gas Committee minute book

1915-1918

B/BL 1/4/7

Gas Committee minute book

1919-1922

B/BL 1/4/8

Gas Committee minute book

1922-1926

B/BL 1/4/9

Gas Committee minute book

1926-1930

B/BL 1/4/10

Gas Commissioners letter book

1879-1884

B/BL 1/4/11

Gas Commissioners letter book no. 1

1879-1887

B/BL 1/4/12

Gas Commissioners letter book no. 2

1894-1900

B/BL 1/4/13

Gas Commissioners letter book no. 3

1900-1907

B/BL 1/4/14

Gas Department letter book

1907-1912

B/BL 1/4/15

Gas Department letter book

1912-1915

B/BL 1/4/16

Gas Department letter book no. 6

1916-1921

B/BL 1/4/17

Gas Department letter book

1921-1928

B/BL 1/4/18

Gas Department letter book no. 8

1928-1938

B/BL 1/4/19

Gas Department ledger

1896-1904

B/BL 1/4/20

Gas Department ledger no. 3

1904-1913

B/BL 1/4/21

Gas Department ledger no. 4

1913-1920

B/BL 1/4/22

Gas Department ledger no. 5

1921-1928

Series B/BL 1/6 - Dean of Guild Court minute books 1798-1958 (see also B/BL 5)

B/BL 1/6/1

Dean of Guild Court minute book

1798-1828

B/BL 1/6/2

Dean of Guild Court minute book

1929-1958

Series B/BL 1/7 - Licensing registers 1863-1962

B/BL 1/7/1

Burgh of Burntisland licensing register

1863-1892

B/BL 1/7/2

Burgh of Burntisland licensing register

1927-1962

B/BL 1/7/3

Burgh of Burntisland licensing register

1962

B/BL 1/7/4

Burgh of Burntisland licensing court memoranda book.

c.1935-1962

B/BL 1/7/5

Burgh of Burntisland register of brokers licences

1901-1958

Series B/BL 1/8 - Miscellaneous papers of Town Clerk 1776-1962

B/BL 1/8/1

Register of people licensed to hire out rowing boats and motor boats.

1893-1962

B/BL 1/8/2

Minute book and accounts of Watson's Mortification charity. (see also B/BL 9)

1776-1887

B/BL 1/8/3

Notes on Burntisland history by Alexander Foster and James Speed. Includes notes on the burgh charters and extracts from the Burgh records 1596-1708.

1869

B/BL 1/8/4

Translation of the Principal Charters of Burntisland.

[1573]- 1900

B/BL 1/8/5

[not deposited]

 

B/BL 1/8/6

Burgh Chartulary

1826-1904

B/BL 1/8/7

Burntisland Burgh Act

1876

B/BL 1/8/8

Log book of flights by spitfire no. M H 350. The log book was given to Burntisland Town Council in thanks for money raised in the Wings for Victory campaign.

1943-1944

B/BL 1/8/9

Report on Burgh of Burntisland by the Commissioners of Municipal Corporations in Scotland.

1835

B/BL 1/8/10

Freedom of the Burgh Ceremony. Correspondence connected with the presentation of the Freedom of the Burgh to Baillie R M Livingstone, Rev. Colin Macdonald of the United Free Church, and Dr R W Smith.

1975

Series B/BL 1/9 - Burgh Court records 1958-1975

B/BL 1/9/1

Burgh Court register of cases

1958-1972

B/BL 1/9/2

Burgh Court register of cases

1972-1975

Series B/BL 1/10 - Town Clerk's letter books 1893-1957

B/BL 1/10/1

Town Clerk's letter book no. 12

1893-1896

B/BL 1/10/2

Town Clerk's letter book no. 14

1898-1901

B/BL 1/10/3

Town Clerk's letter book no. 15

1901-1908

B/BL 1/10/4

Town Clerk's letter book

1904-1906

B/BL 1/10/5

Town Clerk's letter book no. 16

1908-1915

B/BL 1/10/6

Town Clerk's letter book no. 4

1907-1908

B/BL 1/10/7

Town Clerk's letter book no. 5

1908-1910

B/BL 1/10/8

Town Clerk's letter book no. 6

1910-1911

B/BL 1/10/9

Town Clerk's letter book no. 10

1913-1914

B/BL 1/10/9

Town Clerk's letter book no. 7

1911-1913

B/BL 1/10/11

Town Clerk's letter book no. 9

1914-1915

B/BL 1/10/12

Town Clerk's letter book no. 10

1915-1916

B/BL 1/10/13

Town Clerk's letter book no. 11

1916-1918

B/BL 1/10/14

Town Clerk's letter book no. 18

1918-1920

B/BL 1/10/15

Town Clerk's letter book no. 13

1920-1921

B/BL 1/10/16

Town Clerk's letter book no. 14

1921-1922

B/BL 1/10/17

Town Clerk's letter book 15

1922-1923

B/BL 1/10/18

Town Clerk's letter book no. 17

1924-1926

B/BL 1/10/19

Town Clerk's letter book no. 18

1926-1927

B/BL 1/10/20

Town Clerk's letter book no. 19

1927-1928

B/BL 1/10/21

Town Clerk's letter book no. 20

1928-1929

B/BL 1/10/22

Town Clerk's letter book no. 21

1929-1930

B/BL 1/10/23

Town Clerk's letter book no. 22

1930-1931

B/BL 1/10/24

Town Clerk's letter book no. 23

1931-1933

B/BL 1/10/25

Town Clerk's letter book no. 24

1933-1934

B/BL 1/10/26

Town Clerk's letter book no. 36

1949-1950

B/BL 1/10/27

Town Clerk's letter book no. 37

1950-1951

B/BL 1/10/28

Town Clerk's letter book no. 38

1951-1953

B/BL 1/10/29

Town Clerk's letter book no. 39

1953-1954

B/BL 1/10/30

Town Clerk's letter book

1954-1955

B/BL 1/10/31

Town Clerk's letter book

1955

B/BL 1/10/32

Town Clerk's letter book

1956

B/BL 1/10/33

Town Clerk's letter book

1956

B/BL 1/10/34

Town Clerk's letter book

1956-1957

Series B/BL 1/11 - Correspondence to town council and agenda papers 1874-1927

B/BL 1/11/1 

Reports and correspondence discussed at Council meetings (weeded). Includes plan of house and shop in High Street for Andrew Gilmour n.d.; and plan showing proposed alteration to Burntisland dock by Meik & Nisbet, Edinburgh, 1874.

1874-1908

B/BL 1/11/2

Agenda papers (weeded). Bundle includes vote of thanks to Andrew Carnegie for paying additional building costs for Burntisland Library; Scotch Education Department guidelines on cleaning and disinfecting schools 1907; report of Burgh fire brigade attending a fire on the ship SS Ben Lomond; and report on the state of repair of Rossend Castle.

1907-1908

B/BL 1/11/3

Reports and correspondence discussed at Council meetings (weeded). Includes design for new dock gates by Walker's Engine Works Newcastle; plan of ground taken for site of waterworks 1879 plan of John Cunningham's property in Gladstone Terrace by Thomas Henderson architect 1895; plan of proposed handrail at Buccleuch Place 1905; oath of allegiance of Provost Ferguson  and Baillie Bisset; rival designs for proposed public library; plans of Leven Street Hospital 1903; and alterations to Burntisland railway station 1903.

1879-1908

B/BL 1/11/4

Agenda papers (weeded). Bundle includes report on Burntisland for Commission on Municipal Corporations in Scotland 1833.

1833-1909

B/BL 1/11/5

Agenda papers (weeded). Bundle includes site plan of land adjoining Lammerlaws Road; and Act to allow the North British Railway to build a new dock at Methil and to allow Burntisland Harbour Commissioners to lease lands for Graving Dock 1907.

1907

B/BL 1/11/6

Agenda papers (weeded). Copy of circular letter sent by the town clerk to Patent Agents to forward to representatives of foreign countries to advertise Burntisland as a good site to establish a factory.

1909

B/BL 1/11/7

Agenda papers (weeded). Bundle includes a motion by Councillor Stevenson suggesting a speed limit of ten miles an hour within the burgh; and plans of site of the  Burntisland waterworks and line of new mains pipe to Starley Hall.

1908-1909

B/BL 1/11/8

Correspondence to Town Council

1910

B/BL 1/11/9

Correspondence to Town Council (weeded). Bundle includes: letters from Colin Kidd, inmate of Fife & Kinross District Asylum, Springfield, Cupa, stating claim for compensation for loss of earnings through being wrongly confined to the asylum; copy of petition sent to County Council about regulating ice cream shops  and not allowing Sunday opening; correspondence from the Burntisland Town Band; and letter heads of local firms including James Anderson, ironmonger, Goodall & Co., funeral undertakers, Peter Macdonald, blacksmith, and Burntisland and Lochside Coal and Fire Clay Co., Townhill, Dunfermline.

1911-1919

B/BL 1/11/10

Correspondence to Town Council

1912-1913

B/BL 1/11/11

Correspondence to Town Council

1913

B/BL 1/11/12

Correspondence to Town Council

1913-1914

B/BL 1/11/13

Correspondence to Town Council

1914

B/BL 1/11/14

Correspondence to Town Council

1914

B/BL 1/11/15

Correspondence to Town Council

1915

B/BL 1/11/16

Correspondence to Town Council

1915

B/BL 1/11/17

Correspondence to Town Council

1915-1916

B/BL 1/11/18

Correspondence to Town Council

1915

B/BL 1/11/19

Correspondence to Town Council

1916-1917

B/BL 1/11/20

Agenda papers (weeded). Includes leaflet about Royal National Lifeboat Institution; and letter from George Wilson, Recreation Ground gardener, with ideas for planting etc. at the Cemetery.

1915-1916

B/BL 1/11/21

Correspondence to Town Council

1917-1918

B/BL 1/11/22

Correspondence to Town Council

1918-1919

B/BL 1/11/23

Correspondence to Town Council

1919

B/BL 1/11/24

Correspondence to Town Council (weeded). Bundle includes letters from Dora Langlois about the irregular marriage at Burntisland in 1910 of her daughter Jeanne and Samuel Duncan Mclean. Also includes letterheads of Burntisland Shipbuilding Company limited.

1920

B/BL 1/11/25

Correspondence to Town Council (weeded).

1921

B/BL 1/11/26

Correspondence to Town Council (weeded)

1921-1922

B/BL 1/11/27

Agenda papers (weeded).

1921-1922

B/BL 1/11/28

Correspondence to Town Council

1922-1923

B/BL 1/11/29

Correspondence to Town Council

1923-1924

B/BL 1/11/30

Correspondence to Town Council

1924

B/BL 1/11/31

Correspondence to Town Council

1925

B/BL 1/11/32

Correspondence to Town Council (weeded)

1925-1926

B/BL 1/11/33

Correspondence to Town Council (weeded)

1926-1927

Series B/BL 1/12 - Town Twinning Committee 1969-1975

B/BL 1/12/1

Minutes of Burntisland town twinning committee

1973-1975

B/BL 1/12/2

Correspondence of Burntisland town twinning committee with Flekkefjord Norway.

1969-1975

B/BL 1/12/3

Correspondence of Burntisland town twinning committee with Flekkefjord Norway.

1973-1975

Series B/BL 2 - Burntisland Town Council account books 1764-1974

SubSeries B/BL 2/1 - Town Council ledgers 1764-1970

B/BL 2/1/1

Treasurer's account book

1764-1839

B/BL 2/1/2

Ledger

1904-1910

B/BL 2/1/3

Ledger

1914-1926

B/BL 2/1/4

Ledger

1926-1931

B/BL 2/1/5

Ledger

1926-1930

B/BL 2/1/6

Ledger

1931-1937

B/BL 2/1/7

Ledger

1931-1937

B/BL 2/1/8

Ledger

1932-1937

B/BL 2/1/9

Burntisland Bread Society cash book

1928-1932

B/BL 2/1/10

Ledger

1931-1937

B/BL 2/1/11

Ledger

1923-1930

B/BL 2/1/12

Ledger

1939-1940

B/BL 2/1/13

Ledger

1939-1940

B/BL 2/1/14

Ledger

1941-1942

B/BL 2/1/15

Ledger

1942-1943

B/BL 2/1/16

Ledger

1943-1944

B/BL 2/1/17

Ledger

1944-1945

B/BL 2/1/18

Ledger

1945-1946

B/BL 2/1/19

Ledger

1946-1947

B/BL 2/1/20

Ledger

1947-1948

B/BL 2/1/21

Ledger

1948-1949

B/BL 2/1/22

Ledger

1949-1950

B/BL 2/1/23

Ledger

1950-1951

B/BL 2/1/24

Ledger

1951-1952

B/BL 2/1/25

Ledger

1952-1953

B/BL 2/1/26

Ledger

1953-1954

B/BL 2/1/27

Ledger

1954-1955

B/BL 2/1/28

Ledger

1955-1956

B/BL 2/1/29

Ledger

1956-1957

B/BL 2/1/30

Ledger

1957-1958

B/BL 2/1/31

Ledger

1958-1959

B/BL 2/1/32

Ledger

1959-1960

B/BL 2/1/33

Ledger

1960-1961

B/BL 2/1/34

Ledger

1961-1962

B/BL 2/1/35

Ledger

1962-1963

B/BL 2/1/36

Ledger

1963-1964

B/BL 2/1/37

Ledger

1964-1965

B/BL 2/1/38

Ledger

1965-1966

B/BL 2/1/39

Ledger

1966-1967

B/BL 2/1/40

Ledger

1967-1968

B/BL 2/1/41

Ledger

1968-1969

B/BL 2/1/42

Ledger

1969-1970

B/BL 2/1/43

Daily collection sheets

1963-1964

B/BL 2/1/44

Daily collection sheets

1964-1965

SubSeries B/BL 2/2 - Cash books 1892-1972

SubSeries B/BL 2/2 - Cash books1892-1972

B/BL 2/2/1

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1892-1907

B/BL 2/2/2

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1913-1920

B/BL 2/2/3

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1914-1923

B/BL 2/2/4

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1923-1928

B/BL 2/2/5

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1924-1929

B/BL 2/2/6

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1929-1937

B/BL 2/2/7

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1930-1937

B/BL 2/2/8

Burntisland Town Council cash book and wages book

1939-1941

B/BL 2/2/9

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1940-1942

B/BL 2/2/10

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1942-1944

B/BL 2/2/11

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1944-1945

B/BL 2/2/12

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1945-1946

B/BL 2/2/13

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1946-1948

B/BL 2/2/14

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1948-1949

B/BL 2/2/15

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1949-1950

B/BL 2/2/16

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1950-1951

B/BL 2/2/17

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1951-1952

B/BL 2/2/18

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1952-1953

B/BL 2/2/19

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1953-1954

B/BL 2/2/20

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1954-1955

B/BL 2/2/21

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1955-1956

B/BL 2/2/22

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1956-1957

B/BL 2/2/23

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1957-1958

B/BL 2/2/24

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1958-1959

B/BL 2/2/25

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1959-1960

B/BL 2/2/26

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1960-1961

B/BL 2/2/27

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1961-1962

B/BL 2/2/28

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1962-1963

B/BL 2/2/29

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1963-1964

B/BL 2/2/30

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1964-1965

B/BL 2/2/31

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1965-1966

B/BL 2/2/32

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1966-1967

B/BL 2/2/33

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1967-1968

B/BL 2/2/34

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1968-1969

B/BL 2/2/35

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1969-1970

B/BL 2/2/36

Burntisland Town Council cash book

1971-1972

SubSeries B/BL 2/3 - Police Commission Accounts 1865-1925

B/BL 2/3/1

Police Commission ledger

1865-1886

B/BL 2/3/2

Police Commission cash book

1891-1907

B/BL 2/3/3

Police Commission cash book

1907-1913

B/BL 2/3/4

Police Commission ledger

1905-1914

B/BL 2/3/5

Police Commission ledger

1914-1925

SubSeries B/BL 2/4 - Local Authority account books 1882-1924

B/BL 2/4/1

Local authority ledger

1886-1894

B/BL 2/4/2

Ledger

1882-1898

B/BL 2/4/3

Local authority cash book

1900-1913

B/BL 2/4/4

Public health ledger no. 2

1914-1924

SubSeries B/BL 2/5 - Water supply accounts 1876-1931

B/BL 2/5/1

Water scheme ledger 1876-1903. Includes application by Royal Hotel for an extension of licensing hours for a masonic dinner 1912.

1876-1912

B/BL 2/5/2

Water scheme ledger no. 2

1910-1914

B/BL 2/5/3

Water scheme ledger

1915-1926

B/BL 2/5/4

Water scheme ledger

1926-1931

B/BL 2/5/5

Water scheme cash book

1887-1901

B/BL 2/5/6

Water scheme cash book

1901-1911

B/BL 2/5/7

Water scheme cash book

1911-1913

SubSeries B/BL 2/6 - Housing account books 1925-1940

B/BL 2/6/1

Council housing account book

1925- 1931

B/BL 2/6/2

Council housing account book

1925-1937

B/BL 2/6/3

Council housing account book

1926-1937

B/BL 2/6/4

Council housing account book

1931-1935

B/BL 2/6/5

1919 Housing Scheme cash book

1937-1939

B/BL 2/6/6

1919 Housing Scheme ledger

1937-1939

B/BL 2/6/7

1924 Housing Scheme cash book

1937-1939

B/BL 2/6/8

1924 Housing Scheme ledger

1938-1940

B/BL 2/6/9

1930 Housing Scheme cash book

1937-1939

B/BL 2/6/10

1930 Housing Scheme ledger

1937-1940

B/BL 2/6/11

1935 Housing Scheme cash book

1937-1939

B/BL 2/6/12

1935 Housing Scheme ledger

1937-1940

SubSeries B/BL 2/7 - Common Good Fund account books 1869-1939

B/BL 2/7/1

Common Good ledger

1869-1889

B/BL 2/7/2

Common Good ledger

1888-1904

B/BL 2/7/3

Common Good cash book

1907-1913

B/BL 2/7/4

Common Good ledger

1913-1974

B/BL 2/7/5

Common Good ledger

1931-1939

B/BL 2/7/6

Common Good cash book

1937-1939

SubSeries B/BL 2/8 - Roads account books 1879-1932

B/BL 2/8/1

Roads cash book no. 1

1879-1884

B/BL 2/8/2

Roads ledger

1879-1913

B/BL 2/8/3

Roads account ledger

1880-1900

B/BL 2/8/4

Roads ledger no. 3

1924-1928

B/BL 2/8/5

Roads ledger no. 4

1926-1929

B/BL 2/8/6

Roads debt securities

1881-1906

B/BL 2/8/7

Roads account cash book no. 2

1894-1912

B/BL 2/8/8

Roads account cash book no. 3

1912-1913

B/BL 2/8/9

Roads and sewage works ledger

1931-1932

SubSeries B/BL 2/9 - Cemetery account books 1885-1936

B/BL 2/9/1

Cemetery account book

1885-1905

B/BL 2/9/2

Cemetery cash book

1923-1932

B/BL 2/9/3

Cemetery account book

1931-1936

SubSeries B/BL 2/10 - Harbour accounts 1878-1881

B/BL 2/10/1

Harbour cash book no. 2

1878-1881

SubSeries B/BL 2/11 - Abstracts of Burntisland Burgh accounts 1880-1899

B/BL 2/11/1

Abstracts of Burntisland Burgh accounts.

1880-1899

Series B/BL 3 - Assessment rolls and rentals 1900-1946

SubSeries - B/BL 3/1 - Assessment rolls Burgh of Burntisland 1900-1913

B/BL 3/1/1

Assessment roll Burgh of Burntisland

1900-1901

B/BL 3/1/2

Assessment roll Burgh of Burntisland

1901-1902

B/BL 3/1/3

Assessment roll Burgh of Burntisland

1902-1903

B/BL 3/1/4

Assessment roll Burgh of Burntisland

1903-1904

B/BL 3/1/5

Assessment roll Burgh of Burntisland

1904-1905

B/BL 3/1/6

Assessment roll Burgh of Burntisland

1905-1906

B/BL 3/1/7

Assessment roll Burgh of Burntisland

1906-1907

B/BL 3/1/8

Assessment roll Burgh of Burntisland

1908-1909

B/BL 3/1/9

Assessment roll Burgh of Burntisland

1910-1911

B/BL 3/1/10

Assessment roll Burgh of Burntisland

1911-1912

B/BL 3/1/11

Assessment roll Burgh of Burntisland

1912-1913

SubSeries B/BL 3/2 - Assessment rolls Parish Council 1903-1914

B/BL 3/2/1

Assessment roll Parish Council

1903-1904

B/BL 3/2/2

Assessment roll Parish Council

1904-1905

B/BL 3/2/3

Assessment roll Parish Council

1905-1906

B/BL 3/2/4

Assessment roll Parish Council

1906-1907

B/BL 3/2/5

Assessment roll Parish Council

1907-1908

B/BL 3/2/6

Assessment roll Parish Council

1908-1909

B/BL 3/2/7

Assessment roll Parish Council

1909-1910

B/BL 3/2/8

Assessment roll Parish Council

1910-1911

B/BL 3/2/9

Assessment roll Parish Council

1911-1912

B/BL 3/2/10

Assessment roll Parish Council

1912-1913

B/BL 3/2/11

Assessment roll Parish Council

1913-1914

SubSeries  B/BL 3/3 - Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment rolls 1914-1939/1946

B/BL 3/3/1

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1914-1915

B/BL 3/3/2

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1915-1916

B/BL 3/3/3

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1917-1918

B/BL 3/3/4

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1918-1919

B/BL 3/3/5

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1920-1921

B/BL 3/3/6

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1921-1922

B/BL 3/3/7

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1922-1923

B/BL 3/3/8

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1923-1924

B/BL 3/3/9

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1924-1925

B/BL 3/3/10

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1926-1927

B/BL 3/3/11

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1927-1928

B/BL 3/3/12

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1929-1930

B/BL 3/3/13

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1930-1931

B/BL 3/3/14

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1931-1932

B/BL 3/3/15

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1932-1933

B/BL 3/3/16

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1933-1934

B/BL 3/3/17

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1934-1935

B/BL 3/3/18

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1935-1936

B/BL 3/3/19

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1936-1937

B/BL 3/3/20

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1937-1938

B/BL 3/3/21

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll

1938-1939

B/BL 3/3/22

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll and valuation roll

1939-1941

B/BL 3/3/23

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll and valuation roll

1941-1943

B/BL 3/3/24

Combined Burgh and Parish Council assessment roll and valuation roll

1943-1946

B/BL 3/3/25

Assessment cash book

1937-1939

Series B/BL 4 - Legal papers, title deeds and byelaws 1772-1975

B/BL 4/1

Burgess roll.

1966-1975

B/BL 4/2

Framed certificate for fundraising by the Burntisland Savings Committee for the Tanks for Attack campaign.

1942

B/BL 4/3

Notice of bye laws for suppression of littering 1910; and poster for Municipal Election 1923.

1910-1923

B/BL 4/4

Poster concerning Dogs Act.

1906

B/BL 4/5

Notice relating to proposals to extend the burgh Boundaries.

1912

B/BL 4/6

Title deeds relating to Rossend Castle.

1772-1907

B/BL 4/7

Public enquiry in September 1971 into the proposed demolition of Rossend Castle and related correspondence.

1962-1974

B/BL 4/8

Framed photograph of James Hutchison.

n.d.

B/BL 4/9

Extension of the boundaries of Burntisland Burgh.

1937-1947

B/BL 4/10

Wayleave agreements between Burntisland Burgh and South of Scotland Electricity Board.

1964-1976

B/BL 4/11

Consent to Burntisland Shipbuilding Company reclaiming part of the foreshore.

1955

Series B/BL 5 - Burntisland Dean of Guild records 1896-1968

SubSeries B/BL 5/1 - Dean of Guild petitions 1925-1960

SubSeries B/BL 5/2 - Dean of Guild architectural drawings 1902-1951

B/BL 5/2/1

Plan of villa in Heriot Gardens. Architect: William Roper Simpson of Burntisland.

1902

B/BL 5/2/2

Plan of new bakery and drapers shop for Burntisland Co-operative Society. Architect: John Fraser of Dunfermline.

1929-1932

B/BL 5/2/3

Plan of billiard Saloon, 102 High Street. Owner: John Rankine.

1933

B/BL 5/2/4

Plan of new house at James Park for William Barclay.  Architect: W. Williamson & Hubbard of Kirkcaldy.

1936

B/BL 5/2/5

Plan of new bungalow in Kirkcaldy Road. Owner: Thomas L Manning.

1946

B/BL 5/2/6

Plan of alterations to house in Aberdour Road. Owner: Andrew Kinninmonth. Architect: William J Dewar.

1950

B/BL 5/2/7

Plan of new mess rooms at Gas Works, Thistle Street, for Scottish Gas Board. Architect: R J Guthrie.

1950

B/BL 5/2/8

Plan of alterations to Half Moon House for Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd. Architect: Bruce & Proudfoot, Civil Engineers of Kirkcaldy.

1950

B/BL 5/2/9

Plan of canteen and changing rooms at Fisons Ltd, West Broomhill Road.

1951

B/BL 5/2/10

Plan of proposed shop front for new grocers shop at Rossend (near Rossend Crescent).

n.d.

SubSeries B/BL 5/3 - Miscellaneous plans (found loose) 1896-1968

B/BL 5/3/1

Plan of Burntisland Links and adjoining streets.

1896

B/BL 5/3/2

Elevation of proposed additions to Kinghorn war memorial by William Williamson and Hubbard, Kirkcaldy architects.

1947

B/BL 5/3/3

Alterations to the Palais by AR Herbert architect.

1968

B/BL 5/3/4

Floor plan of George Hotel, Burntisland, showing proposed alterations by J A Harris Chartered Surveyor.

1971

B/BL 5/3/5

Plan of proposed traffic island at Burntisland Toll (where A92 meets A909 and B923) . Plan by Road Surveyor, Kirkcaldy.

n.d.

Series B/BL 6 - Council Housing Schemes 1919-1972

SubSeries B/BL 6/1 - Council Housing and redevelopment schemes 1938-1975

B/BL 6/1/1

Somerville Street and High Street Area No. 1 compulsory purchase orders.

1953-1954

B/BL 6/1/2

Somerville Street and High Street Area No. 1 compulsory purchase orders.

1952-1956

B/BL 6/1/3

Purchase of 45 High Street and 1 to 3 Kirkgate, Burntisland, for demolition.

1959-1960

B/BL 6/1/4

Correspondence etc. about proposed housing scheme at the junction of Haugh Road and Kirkton Road.

1968-1974

B/BL 6/1/5

Correspondence etc. about housing at Lammerlaws, Burntisland.

1966-1975

B/BL 6/1/6

Correspondence etc. about proposed sewer from Meadowfield to Rossend Farm Road.

1938-1949

SubSeries B/BL 6/2 - Plans of Council housing and redevelopment Schemes 1914-1972

B/BL 6/2/1

Plans of Haugh Housing site, Burntisland.

1919-1921

B/BL 6/2/2

Plans of Haugh Housing site, Burntisland.

1925

B/BL 6/2/3

Plans by G Charles Campbell architect of house types for Haugh Housing site, Burntisland.

1919-1921

B/BL 6/2/4

Drawing of windows at Rossend House and two plans of house at Rossend Stable, Burntisland.

1914

B/BL 6/2/5

Plans of Castle Area 2nd housing Third development Burntisland.

1930

B/BL 6/2/6

Plans of Rossend Housing Burntisland, Third  Development.

1932

B/BL 6/2/7

Plans of Rossend Housing Burntisland, Fourth Development.

1935

B/BL 6/2/8

Plans of Rossend Housing Burntisland, Fifth Development.

1926-1936

B/BL 6/2/9

Plans of Rossend Housing Burntisland, Sixth Development.

1927-1928

B/BL 6/2/10

Plans of Council housing and redevelopment schemes.

1972

B/BL 6/2/11

Site plan of proposals by Scottish Special Housing Ltd for seventy-four houses at a site known as the Widow's Land Burntisland.

1953

B/BL 6/2/12

Plans of Coltburndale Housing site, Burntisland.

1955-1963

B/BL 6/2/13

Plan of Post Office and shop at Coltburndale.

1956

B/BL 6/2/14

Plans of sewers at Coltburndale site.

1956

B/BL 6/2/15

Plans of scheme of 59 houses at Coltburndale site Burntisland.

1963

B/BL 6/2/16

Plan of site for temporary school near Dollar Road Burntisland.

1944-1952

B/BL 6/2/17

Grange Housing site plans.

1944-1952

B/BL 6/2/18

Plans of 62-84 High Street redevelopment and 139-147 High Street, Burntisland.

1956-1970

B/BL 6/2/19

Plans for the redevelopment of High Street and Lothian Street, Burntisland.

1960

B/BL 6/2/20

Plans of redevelopment of Somerville Street East.

1959-1966

B/BL 6/2/21

Plans of Dunedin House type by Crudens Ltd.

1954

B/BL 6/2/22

Plans of Scottish Orlit Co house types for Grange housing site.

1949

B/BL 6/2/23

Plans of James Miller house types for Grange site.

1954

B/BL 6/2/24

Plans of West Leven Street redevelopment, Burntisland.

1966

B/BL 6/2/25

Plans by Wheeler Sprowson architects of a building known as the Parsonage.

1970

B/BL 6/2/26

Plans for the modernisation of Council houses in the Meadowfield Area, Burntisland.

1972

B/BL 6/2/27

Plans for the modernisation of council houses in Dick Crescent Burntisland.

1972

Series B/BL 7 - Civil Defence 1942-1943

B/BL 7/1

Fire watching arrangements for buildings in Burntisland.

1942-1943

  Series B/BL 8 - Burntisland Cemetery Board records 1885-1975

  SubSeries B/BL 8/1 - Burntisland Cemetery Board receipts etc 1885-1895

B/BL 8/1/1

Burntisland Cemetery Board correspondence and receipts. Includes plan of lodge and entrance gates.

1885

B/BL 8/1/2

Applications to Cemetery Board for posts of Superintendent and Sexton.

1885

B/BL 8/1/3

Burntisland Cemetery Board receipts etc.

1890-1895

B/BL 8/1/4

Burntisland Cemetery Board receipts etc. Includes copy of interlocutor relating to designation of 5 acres at East Bentfield for use as a cemetery.

1884-1894

B/BL 8/1/5

Burntisland Cemetery Board correspondence

1885-1886

B/BL 8/1/6

Burntisland Cemetery Board receipts for the sale of lairs.

1888-1890

B/BL 8/1/7

Burntisland Cemetery Board receipts etc.

1886-1894

Series B/BL 9 - Watson's mortification charity records 1689-1971

SubSeries B/BL 9/1 - Watson's mortification charity title deeds and legal papers 1689-1971

B/BL 9/1/1

Printed transcript of deed of mortification by John Watson, 5 May 1689, and deed of 1684.

[1684-1689]

B/BL 9/1/2

Papers relating to legal dispute with the Burntisland Oil Company. The shale workings under the Widow's Land were leased to the Burntisland Oil Company. When mining stopped the Company and the managers of the trust were in dispute over returning the land to its original state.

1887-1899

B/BL 9/1/3

Photocopy of plan of shale workings at Whinneyhall, Burntisland. Shows extent of shale works between 1880 and 1894. With additional notes made in 1958.

c.1894 1958

B/BL 9/1/4

Tacks of the lands of Grange, Burntisland.

1854-1896

B/BL 9/1/5

Deed of Mortification by John Watson of Dunnikier, 1689. With Inventory of Writs produced in legal case against Mrs Jeffrey or Aytoun and others c.1891.

1689 c.1891

B/BL 9/1/6

Proposed feuing plan for Widows Land, Burntisland

1898

B/BL 9/1/7

Counsel's opinion on eligibility of Mrs Margaret Watson to help from Watson's Mortification.

1909

B/BL 9/1/8

Draft disposition to Burntisland Town Council of the three widows' houses at 14 Leven Street Burntisland.

1971

B/BL 9/1/9

Plan of ground opposite Greenmount, Burntisland, to be excambed (exchanged).

1896

SubSeries B/BL 9/2 - Watson's Mortification accounts 1884-1940

B/BL 9/2/1

Scroll cash book.

1884-1905

B/BL 9/2/2

Cash book.

1905-1927

B/BL 9/2/3

Receipt book for weekly payments to the widows.

1890-1926

B/BL 9/2/4

Receipt book for weekly payments to the widows.

1926-1933

B/BL 9/2/5

Bank books 1884-92, 1912-25.

1884-1925

B/BL 9/2/6

Annual statement of division of funds between the widows and Fife Education Authority.

1909-1940

B/BL 9/2/7

Accounts and associated correspondence relating to legal cases involving Watson's Mortification.

1887-1899

B/BL 9/2/8

Printed statement of annual accounts of Watson's Mortification.

1887-1897

SubSeries B/BL 9/3 - Correspondence to and from the managers of Watson's Mortification 1926-1939

B/BL 9/3/1

Correspondence to and from the managers of Watson's Mortification.

1926-1939

SubSeries B/BL 9/4 - Payments to school by Watson's Mortification 1894-1954

B/BL 9/4/1

Technical Education returns sent to Scotch Education Department.

1894-1907

B/BL 9/4/2

County of Fife Educational Trust Scheme

1954

SubSeries B/BL 9/5 - Miscellaneous records of Watson's Mortification Charity 1896-1961

B/BL 9/5/1

Printed notices connected with Watson's Mortification charity.

1896-1961

B/BL 9/5/2

Plan of shed to be built in Kirkcaldy Road opposite Greenmount Road.

1936

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