The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

Major Published Sources

A very good mid-nineteenth century description is to be found in History of the County of Fife: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, vol. 3 by John M Leighton, published 1840, online at Google Books. Transcript here.

The best late-nineteenth century source is History of Newport and the Parish of Forgan; and Rambles Round the District by J S Neish, published by W. & D.C. Thomson, Dundee, 1890. Transcript here. It began as a series of newspaper articles and was later published in book form. The original can be downloaded from the Open Libary but has thirty pages missing. I have made the missing pages (vii, 1-27, 78, 160) available for download here. 'Print-on-demand' copies of the book are taken from the Open Library, so they too are missing those pages. I have also created a name index to the book.

Newport's Story Retold by Mairi Shiels, ISBN 978-1526205131, published 2016, is an excellent history of the burgh, complete with many illustrations.

Old Newport and Wormit by Mairi Shiels (1998, Stenlake Publishing, ISBN 184033049X - older edition, or 9781840330496 - reprint) contains many photographs with good descriptions.

The Statistical Accounts:

The Newport on Tay and Wormit War Memorial by Gordon Small, 2008, has biographies and photographs of those recorded on the World War 1 and 2 memorials. It is available from the Tay Valley Family History Society (ISBN 978-1-905997-38-1).

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