The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

Slater's Royal National Commercial Directory of Scotland, 1867

Forgan parish extends four miles in length by two in breadth, lying near the mouth of the Tay; Tayport on the east, Leuchars and Kilmeny on the south, and Balmerino on the west. The land generally declines to the Tay from an elevated back-ground, and is now well cultivated, inclosed, and beautifully wooded. On the shore is Newport, where there is a small harbour and ferry station opposite to Dundee with which latter place there is hourly communication by steam boat. From the great number of handsome villas recently erected on the slopes to the river Newport has acquired quite a picturesque appearance, and as a summer retreat bids fair to rival many of the neighbouring watering places. The Kirk of Forgan which is situated inland, is about ten miles distant from Cupar, and the like distance from St. Andrews. About one mile west from Newport is the small harbour of Woodhaven. Post Office, Newport, Thomas Webster, Post Master. Letters from all parts arrive (from Dundee at half-past six and half-past eleven morning, and are despatched thereto at twenty minutes past nine morning, twenty minutes past four afternoon, and at twenty minutes past eight evening. Money Order Office and Savings Bank.

Original at National Library of Scotland, Digital gallery


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