The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

Welcome to The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

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What's It All About?

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

More importantly, it links these together - to show who lived where and when. So you can find out who lived in your house, the previous owners of a shop, or information about other buildings.

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

What's Here?

About People        

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About Places        



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Photo Galleries

Who Lived in Your House?

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

These 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.

What's New?

Added in October 2020:

Added in November 2020:

More is to follow.

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You can search across the whole site except for the blog (which has its own search facility). 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.

Enter your search criteria in the boxes below.   (You can use * or ? wildcards.)

Some hints for searching:

  • Apart from wildcards, this will search for exactly what you type in - no quotes needed.
  • '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.)

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Two other local sites are well worth visiting: Newport History Group's Website - packed with photos and information; and Ian Lindsay's @postcard13 Twitter feed which has a marvellous collection of postcards, not only of Newport but also North Fife.

We hope you find this site informative.

The site was created in 2001 with a small selection of information. It was upgraded on St. Andrew's Day 2012 and has been growing ever since.

William McM. Owen & Rujirek Vanavisut