The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive


Old Newport on Tay The Old Newport on Tay Facebook page. Lots of photos, reminiscences, information, memories.
Ian Lindsay's @postcard13 Twitter feedIan has a postcard archive for Newport on Tay and North Fife. Well worth exploring.
The Newport-on-Tay Traders AssociationThe site has a history of the town and an interesting historical walk.
Balmerino and Wormit Parish Church This page tells the history of Wormit Church.
The Newport Club The club was founded in 1871 by Albert Grothe, the Resident Engineer to the Tay Bridge. Unfortunately, the Club history has been removed from the site.
St Mary's Scottish Episcopal Church This page tells the history of St Mary's Church.
Places of Worship in Scotland Historical information on all the churches in Forgan parish (except St Fillan's - Free Church, later Church of Scotland - which it omits entirely)
Forgan GENUKI page The site for local genealogy, family and local history sources.
Scotlands Places: Forgan page
  • Catalogue entries for maps and plans held by the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh; some maps and plans can be viewed.
  • Photos and details of historical buildings and archaeological sites recorded by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Edinburgh. See also PastMap on the Maps page which locates them.
  • 17th and 18th century tax rolls
  • Ordnance Survey [place] Name Books.
  • An opportunity to transcribe thousands of historic documents.
Sons of the MarsA comprehensive website about the Training Ship 'Mars', moored off Woodhaven 1869 - 1929
Golf's Missing LinksA page of information about Wormit Bay Golf Club
The Friends of Dundee City ArchivesMany Newport residents came from, or worked in, Dundee and they crop up throughout the records which have been transcribed on this site. Look especially in the Graveyards and Education sections.
Tay Ferry Paddle SteamersA page giving details of the paddle vessels on the Tay Ferry, from the website.
Dictionary of Scottish Architects 1840-1980The site can be searched by architect's name or by a building's location.
British Newspaper Archive Fife and Dundee historical newspapers (a subscription site). Dundee papers can be found under 'Angus' home website - with some additional photos of Newport


Some links for the Tay Bridges (all 3 of them):

Dundee Local History's Tay Bridge Disaster pagesLinks to photograph galleries still work, but much of the rest of the site is no longer available.
Tom Martin's Tay Bridge Disaster web pagesThe site examines the theories behind the bridge collapse.
Description by the bridge's resident engineer The Tay Bridge - its history and construction, by Albert Grothe, 1878
Official Inquiry Reports The Tay Bridge Disaster - Report of the Court of Inquiry & Report of Mr Rothery, 1880
Science magazine The Tay Bridge Disaster, from Science, vol. 1, 1880
The new railway bridge - by the son of the lead engineerThe New Tay Bridge: A Course of Lectures Delivered at the Royal School of Military Engineering, Crawford Barlow, 1888
Tay Road Bridge The site has a History section, with photos


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