Aberdeen Evening Express
29 November 1894
On the evening of Thursday last a farmer in the Logie-Coldstone district was robbed of £55. The money, which was all in paper, consisted of eight five pound notes and fifteen one pound notes, and was deposited in the farmer's bedroom, which had been feloniously entered. The sum had been drawn for the purpose of paying servants' wages, and notice has been issued to bankers and others likely to be offered the notes to keep a lookout for them. Fortunately the numbers of the five pound notes were known, so that there should be little difficulty in recovering them should the thief or thieves venture to put them into circulation. The police are investigating the matter, and although no arrests have yet been made, the authorities, who are reticent in the matter, are stated to be in possession of information which will enable them to secure the depredators.
28 November 1811
On Wednesday last, a cart was standing in the High Street of Haddington, with two very spirited horses in it, and a poor lad who is disabled in one of his sides, was holding the two horses by the bridle, when some wanton boys who were playing there, gave one of them a stroke with a stone, which made them instantly spring forward. The man lost his hold and fell down; and, what is most remarkable, the beasts, instead of trampling on him, set their feet on either side of him, and he escaped unhurt; they did no other damage, being caught immediately after. This is a case which ought to put the Magistrates, and others connected with the management of towns on their guard, in allowing mischievous boys to play in public streets, and preventing similar accidents in future.
30 November 1888
Most disagreeable weather has been experienced during the week, beating up to hard frost in the night time and back to old sloppy, rainy weather by morning. During the past day or two the southern hills have received a substantial coating of snow, and this is often considered to have a hardening tendency on the weather in this quarter. Not so, however, on this occasion, for yesterday rain, snow, and sleet fell alternatively during the whole of the afternoon and evening.
Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
1 December 1900
In the Sheriff Court on Tuesday, Owen Mullen (12), was charged with having on the 11th inst. thrown a piece of iron rail, weighing 20lbs, down the shaft of the Leadlock Pit, Fauldhouse. He pleaded guilty. The Fiscal stated that two men, who had been doing extra duty, were ascending the pit at the time, and that they had a narrow escape of being struck. Had the iron hit them they would probably have been killed outright. The boy had said that he wanted to hear if the piece of rail would make a noise at the bottom of the shaft. The Sheriff said it was just the lad's good luck that he was not in the court charged with murder. He dismissed him with an admonition.
1 December 1877
A meteor of great brilliancy was observed here on Friday evening last, in the south-west part of the heavens. It travelled in a northerly direction, and ere bursting shed a bright light in the sky, which lasted for a few seconds.
John o' Groat Journal
1 December 1848
In a certain town in Ayrshire, a veteran bachelor tar, about 70 or 80 years of age, who had long braved the battle and the breeze, lately took into his head to marry. He had been paying his addresses to two widows, each about 40 years of age, and as they displayed bitter enmity to one another, each being jealous of the attentions paid by our hero to her rival, he determined to give himself a prize to her who, in a regular stand up fight, should come off victor. This being made known to the ladies, they at once agreed to the trial, both confident of winning the day. The fight took place, and the old tar looked on during the whole scene, while the combatants were showing their affection for him by pulling each other's hair, and destroying caps, clothing, etc. The battle being over, he at once fulfilled his promise, and after the proclamation of banns, he was duly married to the lady who had proved herself the best fighter. She had been about three years, while the other has been only six weeks, a widow.