28/05/1840 – Perthshire Advertiser – Wester Pitgobar Tile and Brick Works – These works, situated in the immediate vicinity of Dollar are now in full operation and proprietors and tenants may obtain supplies of drain and roof tiles and bricks which they will find to be the very best description and quality, at all times, and to any extent they may require. Wester Pitgobar 28/05/1840
12/11/1840 – Perthshire Advertiser – Contractors wanted for making and manufacturing tile and brick.
Contractors are wanted for making and manufacturing pan tile, drain tile and brick including the preparation of the clay and burning at the new works of Wester Pitgobar near to the town of Dollar. There will be on the premises 2 kilns, each capable of containing 18,000 tiles with corresponding drying sheds and machine driven by water for the preparation of the clay.
The particulars will be learned on application to Mr Alexander Penny at the Works with whom offers must be lodged on or before the 21st day of November current.
Wester Pitgobar Tile Works near Dollar. 3rd November 1840.
24/09/1845 – Liverpool Mail – Glasgow and Dundee Junction Railway by Stirling, Kinross and Cupar being set up. The provisional committee includes John Ballandene, Wester Pitgobar.
… The railway will pass through a great natural valley … rich in minerals … and the best materials for making bricks and tile so much in demand for modern agricultural improvements.
23/10/1849 – Edinburgh Gazette – Andrew Davidson, Writer in Perth, Trustee on the sequestrated estate of John Ballandene, Writer, Banker, and Brick and Tile Manufacturer in Perth, hereby intimates, that the Commissioners having audited his accounts, brought down to the 8th October current, have postponed a dividend on the said estate till the recurrence of the next stated period for making a dividend, and dispensed with circulars being sent to the Creditors. Andrew Davidson, Trustee. Perth, October 20, 1849.
07/02/1850 – Perthshire Advertiser – Beautiful small Estate in the Vale of Devon for sale. Public roup on the sequestrated Estate of John Ballandene, Writer, Banker and Brick and Tile manufacturer in Perth …
The lands and estate of Pitgobar in the Parish of Muckhart and shire of Perth are delightfully situated on the banks of the River Devon … An extensive field of clay on the lands, on which the proprietor had erected a brick and tile work from which common drain and common tiles and bricks of a superior quality have been long supplied to the surrounding country … and still for sale on 08/08/1850.
23/03/1850 – Glasgow Gazette – Meetings (With regards sequestration?) – John Ballandene, Writer, Banker and Brick and Tile manufacturer in Perth – in the Star Hotel at one.
27/10/1851 – Caledonian Mercury – States of affairs of John Ballendene, writer, banker and brick and tile manufacturer in Perth lie with Andrew Davidson, writer, Perth.
20/12/1855 – Perthshire Advertiser – The lands and Estate of Pitgobar in the Vale of Devon, Parish of Muckhart and County of Perth for immediate entry … there is an extensive and valuable field of clay on the lands which was worked by the proprietor to much advantage in the manufacture of drain and common tiles and bricks … Perth 1st November 1855.