James Johnstone

First name:
Second name:
Date of birth:
Date of death:
Place(s) of work:

Broxburn Mines (Unspecified)
Philpstoun Mines (Unspecified)

Hopetoun No.6 (Glendevon) mines
Home address(es):

86 Niddry, Winchburgh

Occupation type(s):

Mine Fireman


See full record, LVSAV2010.139.170

Newspaper References


The death took place at his home in Broxburn of Mr James Johnston in his 90th year. Jimmy, as he was known to the villagers, was a very accomplished violinist and played at many local functions,. In his younger days he was a keen golfer, playing first on the old course at Faucheldean then at Niddry Castle. He taught the art of golf and was a low handicap player himself. Jimmy was a member of the Loyal Order of Shepherds and up until a few years ago was their agent in the district. A very cheery man he always had a kind word for everyone he met. The community has lost a worthy citizen who was laid to rest in Uphall cemetery. A large turnout of relatives and friends attended.

West Lothian Courier, 16 May 1969