Tales O Kirrie Toon

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High Street

BUSINESSES IN HIGH STREET 1846 TO 2017

FROM POST OFFICE DIRECTORY 1846

BAKER

Alexander Boath

Mrs Mitchell

BANK AGENT

James Forrest [house in Glengate-street]

BRITISH LINEN COMPANY AGENT

William Forrest

DOCTOR’S WIFE

Mrs Dickson

DRAPER

Alexander Fairweather

Charles Hendry

Duncan McPherson

DRUGGIST

Robert Grant

FLESHER

William Donaldson [house in Bank St]

Alexander Webster [house in Southmuir]

GROCERS

James Low

Milne & Scott

Thomas Patterson

John Webster


GROCERS & IRONMONGERs

Walter Gordon

David Jamieson

Charles Tosh

MERCHANT

James Forrest J.P. (of Easter Ogil)

SADDLERS

David Adam

Duncan Walker

SHOEMAKER

Alexander Mustard

STATIONER & AUCTIONEER

George Morris

TEA & COFFEE MERCHANTS

A & N Steel

TINSMITH

William Lowson

VINTNER or SPIRIT DEALERS

Mrs Donaldson

Mrs Robb, Commercial Inn

Alexander Webster

WATCHMAKERS

William Adamson

John Low

WRITER

James Brodie [house in Roods]


FROM SLATER'S DIRECTORY 1878

AGENTS

Agnes Hepburn (for Stevenson Brothers, Dyers, Dundee)

David Jamieson & Son (for John B Lawes’ manures)

BAKERS

Helen Boath, 44 High St

BABY LINEN & FANCY REPOSITORIES

Agnes Hepburn

BANKERS

British Linen Company, James Forrest agent, George Dunbar accountant

BOOT & SHOE MAKERS

Equitable Co-operative Society, 1 High St

Adam George, 24 High St

David Shepherd, 36 High Street

Robert Stewart, 2 High St

CATTLE DEALER

Alexander McKenzie, 43 High St

CHEMISTS & DRUGGISTS

David Buchanan, High St

James Ford, 4 High St

FIRE ETC OFFICE AGENTS

City of Glasgow (life), George Deuchar, High St

Edinburgh (life), William Philip, High St

Insurance Company of Scotland, George Deuchar, High St

Kirriemuir Plate Glass, John Lawson, High St

Scottish (fire), William Philip, High St

Scottish Provincial, Thomas Patterson, High St

FLESHERS

William David, 11 High St

Alexander McKenzie (and game dealer), 43 High St

GROCERS

Walter Gordon & Son

James Stewart, 27 High St

Charles Tosh & Son

GROCERS & SPIRIT DEALERS

William Christison, 12 High St

Tomas Kewans, 25 High St

Mary Miller, 33 & 34 High St

IRONMONGERS

Walter Gordon & Son

David Jamieson & Sons

Charles Tosh & Son, 56 & 57 High St


LINEN & WOOLLEN DRAPERS

John Lawson, 45 High St

James Low & Co, 14 High St

James McDonald, 20, 22, 22 High St

MANURE MERCHANTS

David Jamieson & Son (Laws manures)

MILLINERS & DRESSMAKERS

Mary Ann Lindsay, Jamieson’s Close, High St

NEWSPAPERS ETC DEALERS

Thomas Kermack

PLUMBERS, GASFITTERS ETC

Alexander Adams, Rodger’s Cl;ose, High St

SADDLERS & HARNESS MAKERS

John Yeaman, 38 High St

SEEDSMEN

Walter Gordon & Son

David Jamieson & Son

Charles Tosh & Son

SPIRIT DEALERS & PUBLIC HOUSES

David Gillespie (Gairie Inn), Lindsay’s Close, High St

William Moncur, (White Horse), 32 High St

William Wilkie (Star Inn)

TAILORS

James McDonald, 20, 21, 22 High St

MISCELLANEOUS

John Ogilvy, soda water manufacturer


From Survey of Kirriemuir Properties, especially shops, between 1885 and 1900 approx.

Researched in 1984 by Sandra Affleck, from valuation rolls, local newspapers, contemporary publications and advertisements.

‘Accuracy not 100% guaranteed’.

Calligraphy by Kathleen Duncan

TRADES O THE TOON 1891, BY DAVID ORR 

KIRRIEMUIR FREE PRESS

JANUARY 3 1929

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3 High St, Yeaman, Leather Goods

10 High St, Charles Lyon, Ironmongers

15 High St, Scott Bros (late Hoggs), Butchers

27 High St, D F Leslie & Sons, Teas etc

44 High St, D & G Doig, Bakers

Bank Lane, off High St, Central Garage

Corner Glengate & High St, James Kydd, Fruiterer

Corner Glengate, Doig Bros, Grocers


1955 KIRRIE BUSINESSES, BY DAVID ORR

KIRRIE BUSINESSES 2017

HIGH STREET BUSINESSES, KNOWN IN 1878

2 High St, Robert Stewart, boot & shoe maker, 1878 / Thomas Mann, boot merchant, 1955

4 High St, James Ford, chemist and druggist, 1878 /

11 High St, William David, flesher, 1878

12 High St, William Christison, grocer & spirit dealer, 1878 / James Duncan, grocer & wine merchant, 1895 / William Milne, stationer, 1890s /

14 High St, James Low & Co, linen & woollen merchant, 1878 /

20, 21 & 22 High St, James McDonald, linen & woollen merchant & tailor, 1878 /

20 High St [& 22 High St], Peebles & Milne, drapers, 1885 / Miss Jessie Lamb, draper, 1890s / Mrs Agnes Lyell, draper, 1898-1900 /

20 High St, Kirriemuir Equitable Co-operative, 1955

21 High St, R & J Dunn’s, shoes, 1890s / J H Edwards, boots & shoes, 1898-1900 /

24 High St, Adam George, boot & shoe maker, 1878 / [in 1885 at no 25?]

25 High St, Thomas Kewans, grocer & spirit dealer, 1878 / Fox & Irvine, accountants, 1955

27 High St, James Stewart, grocer, 1878 / D F Leslie, grocer, 1885 / D F Leslie & Sons, teas etc 1929 & 1955 /

32 High St, William Moncur, spirit dealer White Horse Public House¸ 1878 & 1885

33 & 34 High St, Mary Millar, grocer & spirit dealer, 1878 & 1885 / James Moir, grocer 1898 & 1955 /

34 High St, Buchanan, chemist, post office 1898 /

36 High St, David Shepherd, boot & shoe maker, 1878 / Dr French, dentist, 1885 / The Regal Cinema (the Strathmore Picture House) 1955 /

37 High St, Alexander Webster, surgeon, 1878 / Mrs Margaret Dunn, draper, 1885 – 1890s / David Irvine, ?, 1898-1900 / Michelle Visocci. Confectioner, 1955 /

38 High St, John Yeaman, saddler & harness maker, 1878 / Mrs D Irvine, fruiterer, 1898-1900

43 High St, Alexander McKenzie, flesher, game dealer & cattle dealer, 1878 / Mrs Jean Ann McKenzie, butcher shop & house, 1890s – 1900 / James Kinloch, butcher, 1955 /

44 High St, Helen Boath, baker, 1878 / James Boath, baker 1885 / William Doig, baker, 1890s / W & D Doig, grocer & baker, 1888-1900 & 1929 & 1955 /

45 High St, John Lawson, linen & woollen merchant, 1878 / British Linen Bank, 1885 -1900 / James Shepherd, solicitor, 1955 /

48 High St, William M Young, tobacconist, 1878 / Alexander McCallum, solicitor, 1955 /

56 & 57 High St, Charles Tosh & Son, ironmonger & grocer, 1878