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-Donaldsons Sawmills-

A Cut Above the Rest


The latest exhibition at Methil Heritage Centre tells the fascinating story of a local business which has definitely stood the test of time! James Donaldson & Sons has been going for over 150 years, withstanding world wars and recessions to become one of the UK’s leading timber merchants.

The ups and downs of the business are all here – from the story of a destructive fire to the present day and their plans for the future.  It is a very human story too, with many faces from the company’s past and present included in the display.

So why not pop along to the Centre, and learn more about a truly local success story.  


Tuesdays to Thursdays 11am - 4.30pm

and Saturdays 1 pm - 4.30pm.

Admission Free

Methil Heritage Centre
272 High Street.
01334 659339





 In December 2007 Friends of Methil Heritage received support from the Scottish Government-funded Digital Resources Development Team for their SCANIT project.
With a grant to buy equipment, and after specialised training, 7 dedicated Friends scanned almost 2000 photographs from the Heritage Centre's collection.
Now, anyone looking for a particular image can browse "thumbnail" versions in print and visitors can enjoy a continuous slide show of images of the area. The original photos are kept safe for the future while high quality electronic images will soon be accessible to all.
(Supported by the Regional Development Challenge Fund)


The centre is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

from 11.00am – 4.30pm

and Saturdays from 1.00-4.30pm. 

Admission is free. 

 Please contact the centre on 01334 659339

for further information about the Centre and facilities.