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Problems of a Scottish Provincial Town
By John Howard Whitehouse (1905)

Author's Note

IN August, 1903, the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust was founded by Mr. Andrew Carnegie for the uplifting of the working classes of his native city. An account of the constitution and scope of the Trust is given in the opening chapter, and it is therefore not necessary to refer to these now in detail. The writer acted as secretary to the Trust until his resignation in the autumn of last year, and the present volume is the result of his study in both official and private capacities of the social conditions of Dunfermline, and is put forward as containing a constructive policy capable of being realised by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trustees. But though the book is primarily concerned with Dunfermline, the author hopes it may not be without interest and value to civic workers generally, since the problems of Dunfermline are in a large measure the problems of many other towns throughout the kingdom.

J. H. W

March, 1905.


Chapter I. The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust
Chapter II. Some Notes of Dunfermline
Chapter III. The Civic Union
Chapter IV. The Housing Problem, and its Solution
Chapter V.
The Housing Problem, and its Solution (continued)
Chapter VI. The Building By-Laws
Chapter VII. The Boy's Club, and its Place in Social Progress
Chapter VIII. The Boy's Club, and its Place in Social Progress (continued)
IX. The Social Settlement
Chapter X. The Public Library
Chapter XI. A Town's Camp
Chapter XII. A Schedule of Buildings of Historic Interest
Chapter XIII. The Guarding of National Features of a Town's Environment
Chapter XIV. Education: Some methods of Advance
Appendix: A Selected Bibliography of Works on Social Questions

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