Andrew Hogg_, Chemist
James Brown, Fruiterer and Florist
John Y. Guthrie, Fishmonger
John Young, newsagent and stationer
The view further below is a much clearer image of the same shops from a different angle, some years later (around 1930). The lower image shows a van has replaced the horse and cart. In fact the van is most likely the 10 h.p. Austin motor van mentioned in a newspaper advert when John Young Guthrie died early in 1949 and the business was offered for sale as a going concern. By October 1951, however, the fishmonger shop was finished for good and the fittings and furnishings were auctioned off. The description of items for sale, in the Courier advert below, provides some insight into how the shop would have been in its later years. The fish merchant business had been there for decades, with Guthrie taking over from his predecessor, Robert Reekie, around 1920.
John Young Guthrie was from a long-standing Drummochy fishing family and he resided at Gullane View close to the Largo harbour. He was also related to the Young family, who had the neighbouring newsagent, on his mother's side. His shop would go on to become Marie Bethune's children's outfitters. Jimmie Brown's fruit shop continued after his death in 1943, being run by his niece Alice. Jimmie had been a life-long market gardener, like his father before him and brought produce from Hatton Law to Lundin Links for decades. He died walking the road to Hatton aged 81.