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Economic History A brief note on Burntisland's economy over the years. (Also see 'Burntisland in the 1790s and in the 1830s' below.)
The War Memorial Images
of Burntisland's War Memorial, with the names
of all those who fell in the World Wars of
1914-18 and 1939-45. War graves in Burntisland Cemetery This external link takes you to photographs of the headstones in Burntisland Cemetery in Kinghorn Road which include deaths related to the two World Wars. Additional information about the people who died is also given. Please note that 71 headstones are included, spread over five pages.
They include 75 war-related deaths, not all of which feature on Burntisland's War Memorial. The photographs and information have been provided by Burntisland historian John Burnett.
in the 1790s
transcription of the chapter on Burntisland
from the 'Statistical Account of Scotland'
Starleyburn in 1914 An image of a 1914 painting of the cottage at Starleyburn, with notes by Charlie Kilgour.
Mrs Leven's Reminiscences The
reminiscences of Mrs Janet Leven, who was
the daughter of the Rev James Wemyss (Minister
of Burntisland Parish Church from 1779 for
over 40 years) and a cousin of Mary