The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

Welcome to The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

This site brings together some of the historical information about Newport-on-Tay, Wormit and Forgan in Fife, Scotland, which exists largely on paper and makes it searchable.

It has a few descriptive articles about specific topics in its blog - Jottings; but for more look no further than Newport History Group's Website - packed with photos and information. The personal anecdotes and comments which make a local history come alive are catered for there and also on the Old Newport on Tay Facebook page. Ian Lindsay's @postcard13 Twitter feed has a marvellous collection of postcards, not only of Newport but also North Fife. However, this site is a collection of the raw data, the nuts and bolts of history, which can be used to piece together some of Newport, Wormit & Forgan's past.

It can also be used as a starting point to trace the history of the houses and shops: much of the information has been gathered together and can be seen by looking up a specific address, either old or new, or by using the properties map. This will lead to a page of information about every property standing in 1967 plus many that had been demolished by that time. On the entries in the Directories, Census and Valuation Rolls, following the link Location will also lead on to this page about the property concerned.

The blog, Jottings has articles, background information, introductions and comments on local history, leaving the main site for the records themselves.

Of the many sources available, to date we have:

Some older material:

You can begin to trace the history of your house, if it was built before 1967:

Added in October 2020:

Added in November 2020:

More is to follow.

You can search across all the databases and all the individual pages on the site, except for the blog (which has its own search facility), using the form below. It doesn't find dates or reference numbers, but will find almost anything else. Results are given as a number of 'finds', with a link to the actual entries.

To search across the whole site, except the blog, enter your search criteria in the boxes below.   (You can use * or ? wildcards)

Some hints for searching:

  • 'Less is more' - enter single words or just a surname, to begin with. Commas, spaces, initials can all lead to failed searches.
  • Names of institutions, premises, societies, etc. change over time. Don't just search for today's name, be more general.
  • Searching for Macs? Mc, Mac, M' and M (space) may exist. To search for them all, use M* in the search box. (e.g. M*Intosh or M*Donald)

   (You can use * or ? wildcards; but no need to use quotes.)

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We hope you find the site informative.

The site was created in 2001 with a small selection of information. This major upgrade was launched on St. Andrew's Day 2012.

William McM. Owen & Rujirek Vanavisut