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GLASGOW HERALD
22 JANUARY 1912

THE SOLICITOR-GENERAL AND NORTH AYRSHIRE

At a meeting of the North Ayrshire Central Liberal Association at Kilmarnock on Saturday – Provost Sim, Stewarton, presiding – Mr A. M. Anderson, K.C., the Solicitor-General, was unanimously adopted as the prospective Liberal candidate for the constituency at the next General Election.

It was stated that Mr Anderson had expressed his willingness to accept the invitation to contest the seat again.

Arrangements were made to entertain him dinner in Saltcoats on February 24.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 JANUARY 1912

ARDROSSAN AND SALTCOATS GOLF CLUB – FULTON MEDAL FOR JUNIORS

Result: - J. Fulton, (12) 63; Drummond McGillivray, (2) 64.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JANUARY 1911

DEATH

CHALMERS: At Beechcroft, Ardrossan Road, Saltcoats, on 20th January, Elizabeth Fleming, widow of James B. Chalmers, W.I.C.E.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JANUARY 1926

SALTCOATS NEWSAGENT FINED

In Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday, Robert Steel, Newsagent and Tobacconist, Saltcoats, was charged with having on 14 November employed two boys under the age of 17 years - one 15 years 10 months and the other 14 years 5 months - in hawking newspapers in the street.

A fine of £1 was imposed.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 JANUARY 1901

THE DEATH OF QUEEN VICTORIA

Saltcoats:

When news of the sad event reached here the town and church bells were tolled. Several public functions have been postponed.
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24 JANUARY 1911

DEATH

BANNATYNE: At Benvarren, Saltcoats, on the 22nd instant, Donald Alexander, aged 20 years, third son of the late Captain Donald Bannatyne.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 JANUARY 1910

Sir,

RAILWAY POLITICS

I have hitherto been under the impression that railway servants were forbidden at election times to make use of the company’s stations and property for the display of their party colours. A different rule, however, seems to prevail at Saltcoats, where, after the declaration of the North Ayrshire poll on Saturday, a red flag was hoisted to the top of a large crane in the goods yard at the Caledonian Station, and has been allowed to remain displayed all throughout Sunday.

Surely this is not only bad policy on the part of the servants of the railway company, but a breach of good taste and an eyesore to those of the neighbouring householders whose political opinions are not betokened by the red flag.

It is to be hoped that the directors of the Caledonian Railway Company may think it worth their while to induce the stationmaster and staff at Saltcoats to keep their political enthusiasm restrained within more seemly bounds.

I am etc., UNION JACK.
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26 JANUARY 1887

MARRIAGE

REID – CRAIG: At the Cockburn Hotel, Bath Street, Glasgow, on the 25th instant, by the Rev. D. E. McNab, Ardrossan Parish, assisted by the Rev. James Wells, M.A., Pollokshields, and the Rev. John Crouch, Paisley, Thomas Fulton Reid, solicitor, Paisley, to Annie Alexander, third daughter of Captain James Craig, Saltcoats.

GLASGOW HERALD
25 JANUARY 1912

SILVER WEDDING

REID – CRAIG: At the Cockburn Hotel, Glasgow, on the 25th January, 1887, by the Rev. D. E. McNab, Ardrossan Parish, assisted by the Rev. James Wells, M.A., Pollokshields, and the Rev. John Crouch, Paisley, Thomas Fulton Reid, solicitor, Paisley, to Annie Alexander, third daughter of Captain James Craig, Saltcoats – present address Hazelwood, Castlehead, Paisley.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 JANUARY 1887

MARRIAGE

REID – CRAIG: At the Cockburn Hotel, Bath Street, Glasgow, on the 25th instant, by the Rev. D. E. McNab, Ardrossan Parish, assisted by the Rev. James Wells, M.A., Pollokshields, and the Rev. John Crouch, Paisley, Thomas Fulton Reid, solicitor, Paisley, to Annie Alexander, third daughter of Captain James Craig, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 JANUARY 1914

DEATH

CARMICHAEL: At St. Mary’s, Saltcoats, on the 24th instant, Rev. William Carmichael; R.I.P. – Solemn Requiem Mass in St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow, on Tuesday, 27th instant, at 11 a.m., thence funeral to Dalbeth Cemetery; those desiring to proceed to Dalbeth kindly notify Very Rev. Canon McCarthy, St. Andrew’s.

SALTCOATS PRIEST DEAD

A well-known priest in the Catholic Archdiocese of Glasgow, the Rev. Father William Carmichael, pastor of the mission in Saltcoats, died at the Presbytery there on Saturday afternoon in his seventy-third year.

A native of Blairs, Aberdeen, Father Carmichael was a brother of the late Canon Carmichael, rector of St. Peter’s Ecclesiastical College, Bearsden.

Father Carmichael was stationed for several years at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow, and also at Dumbarton, and in Lanarkshire, and for the past 13 years he was parish priest of the Saltcoats mission. He was highly esteemed and respected by a large circle of friends.

The body will be taken from Saltcoats to Glasgow today and placed in St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Great Clyde Street, where it will remain overnight on a catafalque in front of the high altar, and the funeral conducted in the Cathedral tomorrow in presence of Archbishop Mackintosh.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 JANUARY 1910

BIRTH

DOBBINS: At Arthurlie Place, Saltcoats, on 26th instant, the wife of Alexander Dobbins; a daughter.
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Penny Tray wrote: Thu Jan 25, 2024 8:34 am GLASGOW HERALD
25 JANUARY 1910

Sir,

RAILWAY POLITICS

I have hitherto been under the impression that railway servants were forbidden at election times to make use of the company’s stations and property for the display of their party colours. A different rule, however, seems to prevail at Saltcoats, where, after the declaration of the North Ayrshire poll on Saturday, a red flag was hoisted to the top of a large crane in the goods yard at the Caledonian Station, and has been allowed to remain displayed all throughout Sunday.

Surely this is not only bad policy on the part of the servants of the railway company, but a breach of good taste and an eyesore to those of the neighbouring householders whose political opinions are not betokened by the red flag.

It is to be hoped that the directors of the Caledonian Railway Company may think it worth their while to induce the stationmaster and staff at Saltcoats to keep their political enthusiasm restrained within more seemly bounds.

I am etc., UNION JACK.
GLASGOW HERALD
27 JANUARY 1910

Sir,

RAILWAY POLITICS

With reference to “Union Jack’s” letter in today’s issue (25 January) regarding the flying of a red flag at the Caledonian Railway goods yard at Saltcoats after the result of the North Ayrshire election, perhaps “Union Jack” would take steps to put a stop to the screams of steam sirens from the steamers at Ardrossan Harbour on an election result being announced in favour of a Conservative. Four years ago, the inhabitants of the town had to submit to a solid hour of siren-sounding. This year, however, the silence was ominous.

I wrote to the Board of Trade regarding the nuisance, but they regretted they could not take steps in the matter.

I am etc., G. L. Bailey.
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