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parish are collieries of the Carron Co.
which give employment to the majority of
the inhabitants. The population of the
ecclesiastical parish in 1891 was 3,269, and
in 1901 was 4,550.
The population of Blackbraea village in
1901 was 568, and of East Shieldhill, 810.
Poet Office, California; Eobert Watson, bud-
poBtmaster. Letters received through Fal-
kirk. Deliveries, 9.30 a.m. & 6.45 p.m. ;
dispatches, 9.65 a.m. & 5.55 p.m. Postal
Orders are issued here & paid. The
nearest telegraph & money order office
is at Shieldhill, 1 mile distant
Post, M. O. & T. O., T. M. O., P. P., S. B.
& A. & I. O. Shieldhill; Robert HcCuI-
loch, sub-postmaster. Letters received
through Falkirk. Deliveries, 8.20 a.m. &
5.20 p.m
Established Church, California, Blackbraes,
Rev. William Smith
United Free Church, Shieldhill, Bev. Alex-
ander Fleming Kerr
Shieldhill (Grangemouth School Board),Hy.
Hogg, master
Blackbraes (Muiravonside School Board),
Archibald Campbell, master
Kerr Rev.Alex.Fleming(United FreeMnse)
Carron Co. coal masters, Shieldhill col-
lieries; offices, Carron
Hay William, tailor
Hogg Henry L.A. schoolmaster
Jamieson Andrew (Mrs.), grocer
McCulloch Robert, grocer & confectioner
McCulloch Robert, painter
Murphy James, cycle maker
Pringle Andrew, spirit dealer
Smart Alexander, china & glass dealer
Smart Robert Charles, news agent
Spence Thomas & Co. coach owners
Spence Robert, tailor
Wilson John, spirit dealer, Herd's hill
Campbell Archibald B.A. schoolmaster
Pringle James, grocer
Redding Co-operative SocietyLim. California
United Collieries Co. coal masters
Watson Robert, grocer & sub-postmaster,
SLAHANNAN is a parish, lying on the
south bank of the river Avon, and ex-
tending along the margin of that stream
for about 6 miles, its breadth being from
3 to 4 miles; it is in the small debt court
district of Falkirk; there has been added
in 1895 a portion taken from the -parish of
Falkirk extending along the north bank
of the Avon. Near the north-west end of
the parish there is a point where the
shires of Stirling, Dumbarton and Lanark
meet, and at the south-west end tbe shires
of Stirling and Lanark meet that of Lin-
lithgow. On the southern boundary of the
district is a small lake called Black Loch,
which in part supplies the great reservoir
for the Forth and Clyde canal. The village
is on the road from Linlithgow to Glasgow,
with a station olose to it on the Glasgow,
Coatbridge and Manuel section of the
North British railway, 6 miles south-west
from Falkirk and 10 south-west from
Linlithgow. The Established church,
erected about the beginning of the 19th
century, is a plain edifice of stone, with a
small tower containing one bell, and has
about 800 sittings. In the village is a
branch of the Bank of Scotland. The
whole neighbourhood abounds in collieries,
and there are a few dairy farms in the
parish. In the village is a confectionery
factory, which gives employment to about
90 people. A considerable portion of the
land is arable; the remainder consists of
bog and moss. Alexander Peddie-Waddell
eaq. D.L., J.P. of Balquhatstone ; John
Motherwell Alston esq. of Coatbridge ;
Messrs. Aitken Brothers, of Falkirk, and
James Paton esq. of Avonhill, are the prin-
cipal landowners. Acreage of the parish,
10,856; rateable value, £21,032; the popu-
lation in 1891, 6,731, and in 1901, 5,286,
the village containing 1,720 of that num-
ber ; the population of the ecclesiastical
parish in 1901 was 5,286.
Avonbridge is a small village partly in
the parish of Slamannan and partly in that
of Muiravonside, about 7 miles south-east
from Falkirk, with a station on the Glas-
gow, Coatbridge and Manuel section of the
North British railway. Here is a woollen
and yarn spinning mill. Population in
1901. 510.
Limerigg and Lochside form a village in
Slamannan civil parish. Population in 1901,
Binniehill and Southfield form a village
in Slamannan civil parish. Population in
1901, 1,022.
Post, T. & M. O., T. M. 0., E. D., P. P.,
S. B. & A. & I. 0. Slamannan (Railway
Sub-Office. LetterB should have R.S.O.
Stirlingshire added); Mrs. Rachael Wat-
son, postmistress. Deliveries, 8 a.m. &
6 p.m.; dispatches, 6.50 a.m. & 2.45
& 5.15 p.m
Post, T. & M. 0., T. M. 0., E. D., P. P.,
S. B. & A. & I. 0. Avonbridge (Railway
Sub-Office. Letters should have R.S.O.
Stirlingshire added); Robert Forrester,
postmaster. Deliveries, 7.50 a.m. & 7.20
p.m. (for callers); dispatches, 8.20 a.m.
& 1 & 6.20 p.m
Post Office, Limerigg ; Miss Annie C.
Robertson, postmistress. Letters through
Slamannan R.S.O. which is the nearest
money order & telegraph office, 2 miles
distant. Postal Orders are issued & paid
Chairman, Alexander John Murray J.P
Clerk, Inspector of Poor, Collector of Rates
& Clerk to Burial Ground, George Bruce
Medical Officer, Joseph Young L.R.C.P. &
S.Edin. Limerigg
Registrar of Births, Deaths &c. Jn. Home
Cemetery, John Frew, keeper
Established Church Hall, Alex. McLuckie,
Orange Hall
Masonic Hall, Joseph Jarvie, keeper
Police Station, John Fyfe, sergeant
Established Church,Slamannan, Rev.Allan
Reid M.A
United Free Church, Slamannan, Rev. Wm.
Robert Stewart M.A
United Free Church, Avonbridge, Rev. Jas.
B. G. Rouse
Roman Catholic Church, Limerigg, Rev.
John Mc Oscar
Baptist, Slamannan (ministers various)
Evangelical Union Church, Avonbridge,
Rev. John Heggie
Wesleyan, Slamannan, Rev. Robert Moss
Mission Church, Limerigg, Rev. George
Arnott, Lorraine
School Board, J. Craig Allan, clerk
Slamannan, John Stevenson, master; Miss
Jane A, Cameron, mistress
Limerigg, Jame3 Allan, master
Rosemount School, Slamannan, William
Donald R. Leslie, master
Avonbridge (Slamannan & Muiravonside
School Board), Robert Duncan, master
Compulsory Officer, Alex. R. Fraser
Slamannan, Christopher Dalgleish, station
Avonbridge, John Harris, station master
Slam aim an.
Arthur Mrs. Balcastle
Baxter John, Campsie view
Boyd John, Crossburn
Boyd Mrs. Gowanlee
Grieg Alexander, Hayfield cottage
Gardner Joseph, Viewfield
Liddell James, Binniehill house
McGregor Mrs. Mosscastle bouse
McLean Donald, Peatriggend
Mitchell Thomas J.P. Balcastle villa
Moss Rev. Robert (Wesleyan)
Peddie-Waddell Alexander D L., J.P. Bal-
Reid Rev. Allan M.A. (Estab.).The Manse
Rennie Henry Wm. Prospect View house
Russell Miss.'Castle hill
Shanks David, Crossview
Shanks Robert
Skinner-Clark Peter, Thornville
Smith Mrs. Crosby house
Stewart Rev. William Robert M.A. United
Free Church manse
Wotherspoon John, Stratton house
Affleck Samuel, boot & shoe maker
Anderson Donald, hair dresser
Anderson Robert, tailor
Bank of Scotland (branch) (Thomas Mit-
chell, agent) ; draw on London office, 19
Bishopsgate street within E C, Coutts &
Co. W C & Bank of England EC,London
Baxter John, tailor, clothier & draper
Bennie Alexander, butcher
Bluebell Football Club(Robert Gardner,sec>
Bowling Club (James W. McEwan, sec)
Boyd John, grocer & spirit dealer
Bruce George, clerk to Parish Council, in-
spector of poor & collector of rates
Calder Alexander, grocer
Chalmers Mary (Miss), milliner
Cricket Club (George Bruce, sec)
Dalgleish Christopher, station master
Bobbie George, greengrocer
Doig Ann (Mrs.), painter
Easton William, confectioner
Finnie Alexandra (Mrs.), restaurant
Forrester Robert(trustees of), coal masters*
Forrester William, builder
Fyfe John, police sergeant
Gardiner William, herbalist
Gas Works (Slamannan Gas Co. proprietors^
James D. Waugh, manager)
Gentleman Robert, draper & tailor
Gibson David, ironmonger
Gillespie Alexander, ironmonger & slater
& plasterer
Grant Peter, saddler
Hailstones Jessie (Mrs.), confectioner
Hamilton Robert, butcher
Henderson Jeanie (Miss), dress maker
Hibernian Football Club
Home John, registrar of births, deaths &
marriages & schoolmaster
Irvine John, bookseller & ironmonger
Jenkins John, spirit dealer
Laing Charles, baker, biscuit & confection-
Leslie Donald R. school master
Logan Joseph, confectioner
M'Allister George, St. Laurence hotel
McAlpine Duncan, blacksmith
M' Alpine Robert, china, glass &c. dealer
Macdonald Robert, insurance agent
MacFarlane John, grocer
M'Lean Angus, blacksmith
McLean Donald, factor to Alex. Peddie-
Waddell esq. Balquatstone
M'Lintock Matthew, joiner &, builder
Main John, joiner & builder
Masonic Hall (Joseph Jarvie, keeper)
Mitchell Thomas, agent Bank of Scotland
& insurance agent. Bank house
Murray Robert, coach & cab owner & joinr
Nimmo James & Co. Limited, coal masters-
Nimmo David, tinsmith & boot & shoe mkr
Nisbet George, spirit dealer
Norval John, spirit dealer
Orange Hall
Rennie Henry Wm. grocer & spirit dlr
Skinner-Clark Peter M.B. physician & sur-
geon, Thornville
Slamannan Co-operative Society Limited
Smith James, carting contractor
Smith Thomas, Royal hotel & coach & cab-
Stevenson John, school master
Ting Tong Tea Co. tea dealers
United Collieries Co. coal masters
Waddell William, butcher
Watson Helen (Mrs.), draper & boot & shoe-
Watson Rachael (Mrs.), grocer & postmstrss-
Waugh James D. manager (gas works)^
Station row
Wilson David, news agent
Wilson Mrs. grocer & spirit dealer
Young Joseph, chemist
Brodie Alexander, Binniehill
Buchanan John, Salterhill
Forrester Ebenezer, Dyke
Graham David, Trashiehill
Gray James, Redbray
Main Miss Mary, Balmitchell
Mungall Robert, Bulliondale
Paton James, Craigend & Bridgend:
Reid Hugh, Nappiefaulds
Rennie William. Parkhead
Reston Gavin M. Easter Whin
Scott James, Drumclair
Scott John, Blackrigg
Scott Mrs. Balquhatson mains.
Scott William, Townhead
Shanks John, Wester jaw
Shanks Robert, CastlehUl
Steel David, Lodge
Steel Robert, Hillend
Steel Robert, Southfield
Storrar Thomas, East Loanrigg"
Watt Alexander, Todsbughts
Avonbridge -
Black William, Hillend
Dalziel George, Strath house
Finnie John, Candie house
Gardner Mrs. Glenavon willa
Gardner David, Burnside cottage
Paton James J.P. Avonhill
Rouse Rev. James B. &., U. F. manse-

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