TEACHER (Certificated Female) Wanted by the West Calder School Board for Cobbinshaw Public School (on Roll 30), Salary £55 and 10 per cent of government grant. Duties to commence 6th September. – Applications with testimonials to be lodged with J.T.Mungle, Clerk to the Board, by 22d inst.
Glasgow Herald, 19th July 1880
School Boards - A plan for the proposed new school at Cobbinshaw was submitted and approved of, and instructions given to have the plans forwarded to the Department for approval.
Glasgow Herald, 9th August 1893
Midlothian County Council – It was agreed to communicate to the Caledonian Mineral Oil Company Limited, the analyst's report on the water recently introduced to Cobbinshaw Rows, and to call on the company to remedy the reported defects.
Edinburgh Evening News, 9th January 1902
SAD RAILWAY FATALITY.
Teacher Killed. A young man named John Anderson, a teacher at Cobbinshaw Public School, Was killed on the Caledonian Railway branch line Cobbinshaw last night. He was walking along the railway to his home at Tarbrax after leaving the school when he was overtaken and run down by a mineral train going into Tarbrax Works. Death was instantaneous. Deceased was a promising young man.
Evening Telegraph, 17th January 1903
COBBINSHAW - 12 cottages for sale, ground can be arranged; all in good order; price £70 for lot – Brand, Dundee.
Edinburgh Evening News, 3rd July 1903
FOR SALE, 30,000 undersize Easdale; 8,000 roofing tiles, 30 doors; cheap, immediate delivery.
Edinburgh Evening News, 6th August 1903
30,000 undersize Ballachulish slates, bricks, joisting, sarking, flooring; cheap. – Brand, Overgate, Dundee.
Edinburgh Evening News, 2nd July 1903
CHURCH TO CLOSE.
Situated on Desolate Moor. It has been decided to close down the church which was erected at Cobbinshaw over 60 years ago, and which now stands in the midst of a desolate moor. The decision was intimated at a meeting of Edinburgh Presbytery on Tuesday by the joint clerk, the Rev. Dr. J.R. Aitken, who stated that the minister of the church, the Rev. Dr. Hugh Young, died recently, over ninety years of age. Every house on the moor had gone, and of 300 houses in Tarbrax, only 40 or 50 were now occupied. It was intimated that an offer being received from a farmer who was willing to take the church over, so that he could use it for some purpose on his farm, and that the church possessed a number of furnishings, which include an organ and Communion cups, and that these the congregation were willing to hand over to the Presbytery for use in any church which desired them.
West Lothian, Courier 1930