Ramsay Macdonald Baird
30 Cardross Avenue, Broxburn
11 Millgate, Wincburgh
Broxburn mystery cleared up
A number of housebreakings that have worried the Broxburn Police for some time were solved following the arrest of two men on Sunday. The men appeared in custody at Linlithgow Sherriff Court on Monday. They were James Walker Tweed and Ramsay Macdonald Baird and were represented by Mr W. H. Galloway, solicitor, Linlithgow. The charges were that (1) between 13th and 16th May they broke into a house in the course of erection at 24 Kelso Street, Uphall, and stole a quantity of pain, varnish and a number of brushes; (2) between 18th and 19th May the broke into the good office at Holygate railway yard, Broxburn, and stole a number of articles; (3) between 18th and 19th May they stole a number of attachments for vacuum cleaners from a van in the west lye of Holygate Goods Yard; (4) between 20th and 22nd May they stole a number of articles from a building at Uphall Station Yard and (5) on 4th June they broke into Broxburn Community Hall with intent to steal. All charges were admitted... Baird was 20 years of age, and was married and had a child seven months old. He was a shale miner and had never been in trouble before... Hon. Sherriff-Substitiue W. A. Baxter said in view of the serious nature of the offences and their frequency, he would require to send them both to prison. He acknowledged the plea that Baird was a tool in these crimes. Sentence of sixty days' imprisonment was imposed on Tweed, and sentence of 30 days' on Baird.
Linlithgowshire Gazette 9 June 1950
Ramsay MacDonald Baird (34), 11 Millgate, Wincburgh, who admitted assaulting his wife, Janet Baird and causing a breach of the peace was admonished at Linlithgow Sheriff Court on Friday.
West Lothian Courier, 22 May 1964