Old Photograph Douglas Road Leslie Fife Scotland


Old photograph of houses on Douglas Road in Leslie, Fife, Scotland. Little is known about the history of Leslie before 1300. The village which bears the name of the Leslie family area descended from Bartolf or Bartholomew who was a Hungarian or maybe Flemish tradesman, who according to legend arrived in Scotland with Queen Margaret, the sister of Edgar the Ætheling in 1057. Finding favour with Queen Margaret's husband, King Malcolm III, Bartolf became the governor of Edinburgh Castle and was knighted and granted with lands in the Garioch in Aberdeenshire. The main industry in Leslie was paper making, in the form of what was known as Fettykil Paper Mill, operated by Smith Anderson, which continued into the 21st century.



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