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Famous Scots - Andrew Young

Andrew Young was a professional photographer in the relatively early days of commercial photography. He lived and worked in Burntisland, and his main studio was in a close off the High Street

His reputation as a photographer spread far beyond his native Burntisland, and he was a significant contributor to prestigious publications such as Cassell & Company's 'Sights and Scenes in Scotland' - a circa 1900 subscription-only publication in four volumes with around 225 large scale photographs, 'Dedicated by Special Permission to Her Majesty Queen Victoria'.

He was also a distinguished artist, and a number of his paintings are currently on display in the Burgh Chambers, High Street, Burntisland. And he was a keen student of local history, which led to his writing what was at the time the definitive work on the history of the town: 'History of Burntisland: Scottish Burgh Life More Particularly in the Time of the Stuarts' - the 1st edition in 1913, and the 2nd edition in 1924.

Young also took his civic responsibilities seriously. He had a great interest in Burntisland's historic Parish Church, and from 1907 he painstakingly restored many of its old and intricate panels. Among his other interests, he was a member of Burntisland School Board. 


Headstone Photograph

Further Information

Firstname: ANDREW

LastName: YOUNG

Date of Death: 22nd Jan 1925

Age at Death: 71

Cemetery: Burntisland

Region: The kingdom of Fife

Country: Scotland


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