Tag: neighbour

Slander resolved at Alpine Street

On 3rd August 1933, a Blantyre man, John Henderson, of 16 Alpine Street was awarded £2O damages, and 18s 5d expenses, against Mrs Margaret Canning, or M’Keown, of 24 Alpine Street, Blantyre.  This was for a slander action raised in Hamilton Sheriff Court. John claimed on the grounds of injury to his character and in respect that Mrs Canning falsely […]

How to Annoy the Neighbours

During January 1934, a neighbours dispute in High Blantyre escalated to ridiculous proportions. Mr Alexander Gillespie of 3 Welsh Drive, Blantyre ended up in court, accused of harassing his neighbour, also called Gillespie, using the most ingenious and incredible method. For whatever reason, the two men had grudges against the other. They decided to take […]