Crackland Hillpark

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Crackland Hillpark was a field or open space behind Lomond Cottage, in the corner of West Port and the Leslie Road.

"Dear Sir, I was very much disappointed the other day to find that you are still continuing to have a midden in the Crackland Hillpark. There are scattered over the park a number of tin cans and the hedge side is littered with these and old boots, a part of the Loan’s refuse evidently. Be good enough at once to remove the midden stance and carefully clean up the hedge sides. I trust that you have taken away the rubbish laid in the Orchard Park. I observe that you have not cleaned up the paper lying at the side of the Strathmiglo road. As I have frequently mentioned to you the disappointment I feel that you will persist in dumping unsightly refuse upon lands let to you, I have now to say that the terms of your lease prohibiting the laying down of the town’s refuse will be strictly enforced, and in future all the town’s refuse carried by you must be laid up in the town’s common and not any part of Lord Ninian’s lands. I cannot allow the lands let by you to be used as a dumping ground for unsightly refuse."[1]

See map: Map D (63)


  1. Letter from George Gavin, factor to the Falkland Estate to William Duncan, Lomond Cottage, 25 March 1907, quoted in Playfair and Burgess, page 182.