Ruthvenfield

   RUTHVENFIELD, a village, in the parish of Tibbermore, county of Perth; containing 425 inhabitants. This is one of the only two villages in the parish, which formerly contained several others, now no more. The village of Ruthvenfield is the seat of a considerable printing establishment, occupying one of the waterfalls on the Lead stream: this waterfall, about sixty years ago, was employed in turning an oil-mill, the premises belonging to which were subsequently converted into bleachingworks, and more recently into a printfield. After some time, the works in this last branch of business lay dormant; but in 1830 they were commenced anew by the present proprietors, Messrs. Duncan, from Glasgow; and now nearly 2,000,000 yards are printed here, in every variety of style, for the home and foreign markets, employing about 360 persons, of whom one-half are men and the rest women and children. At Huntingtowerfield, the other village, is a large bleaching establishment.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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