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Saline Parish Records - work in progress



Church History

Prior to the reformation the church of Saline belonged to the Kirk of Dunkeld and the present day church was built in 1809. In 1890 parts of the lands of the parish of Saline were annexed and added to the Parish of Torryburn. In return an area consisting of Bonnington, Culymill, Cults, Hallcroft, Hallburn, Hillend, Hillside, Meadowland, Pow, and Wellwood were annexed form Torryburn and joined with Saline. Ministry at Saline is recorded from 1567 in the person of Peter Blackwood, formerly a monk of Holyrood Abbey. The United Free Church session of Saline North was linked with the old parish church in 1935, continuing under the name of Saline. A further link was formed with Blairingone in February 1958 and the two were united in 1993 to form the parish of Saline and Blairingone. The kirk session sat within the Presbytery of Dunfermline.

The congregation of Saline Free Church, which sat within the Presbytery of Dunfermline, was established in 1843 at the time of the Disruption and at the request of the Free Church adherents living in the district. The church of Saline Free was erected in the following year and the manse was built in 1845. In 1900, at the union of the Free Church and the United Presbyterians, Saline Free Church became Saline United Free and in 1913 a mission hall was opened at Lower Steelend. The mission congregation was later incorporated with Saline in 1917. Following the 1929 union of the United Free Church and the Church of Scotland, Saline U.F. was renamed Saline North and in 1935 Saline North was joined with the congregation of Saline South, under the name of Saline. After the local union the former North church was sold.

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Church Records

At the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

At the ScotlandsPeople Centre, Edinburgh but not online:

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Court Records

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Heritors' Records

At the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh:

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Land & Property

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Occupations

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Parochial Board  /  Parish Council Records

At the Fife Council Archive Centre, Markinch:

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School Records

At the Fife Council Archive Centre, Markinch:

Entries less than 50 years old may contain sensitive personal information and are not on open access. If you are a former pupil you are entitled to see your own entry. Please contact the Archivist for further details.
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Taxation

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Town Records

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Voting Registers

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Data provided by the  Scottish Archive Network (SCAN)


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