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 by Mairi Shiels, published 1990, now long out of print, is an excellent up-to-date history of the burgh, complete with 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 'Old' Statistical Account for Forgan parish, written by the minister in 1793, is in Sir John Sinclair's Statistical Account of Scotland, vol. 16, and can be found at edina (to view without charge, click on 'For non -subscribers, Browse scanned pages') and at Google Books. Transcript here.
- The 'New' Statistical Account for Forgan Parish, written by the minister in 1838, is in The New Statistical Account of Scotland, vol. IX Fife & Kinross, also at edina and at Google Books. Transcript here.
- The Third Statistical Account of Scotland - The County of Fife, by Alexander Smith, published by Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1952, 815pp., contains the descriptions for all the Fife parishes. This volume is not on the internet but can be purchased second-hand.
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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