Click here for recent research on the Mearns men who were killed in World War 1.
Click here for information about the ancient Capelrig Cross.
Additional pictures by Harold Storey have been added - click here to view.
Addition information about the history of Capelrig House is available here
The next meeting of the 2018 - 2019 session
will be held in the Fairweather Hall on Tuesday 8th January 2019 at 7.30pm
“Glasgow’s Merchant City”
The transformation and renewal of Glasgow’s first new town - copiously illustrated.
World War 1
Click here for research on the Mearns men who were killed in World War 1.
World War 2
The names of ‘Men From Mearns’ who were killed in World War 2 have now been added to the website. Click here to access the information.
MEARNS HISTORY PUBLICATIONS
Mearns History Group has published a book “Men of Mearns”, in tribute to those who died in the service of their country in two world wars. The book has information about the 73 men named on the war memorial and also 23 others, including one woman, whose names are not recorded. All proceeds will be donated to Erskine.
“Postscript to the Past: Lost Mansions and Houses of Renfrewshire”
This publication by local author Dan Sweeney describes some of the lost mansions of Renfrewshire and the lives and background of the people who lived in them.
“Newton Mearns Through Time”
“Newton Mearns Through Time”, written by Graeme Smith and Anne Robertson and chronicling changes in and around Newton Mearns over the years.
Royalties from the sale will be donated to the Isobel Mair School.
Over recent years, members of MHG have produced videos about topics of local interest. Two of these are available here and can be viewed on-line. Click on an image below and select the play button when the site opens. The video can be viewed full screen, using the control.
Ensure that your sound is switched on.
|Conditions of Use|
|A Brief Overview of the History of Mearns|
|Mearns Life in the Mid 1800's|
|School Leaving Certificate 1945|
|Bleachfields and Printworks|
|The Hidden History of Rouken Glen|
|Gorbals Gravitation Water Works|
|Mearns in Wartime|
|Mearns and African Slavery|
|James Leggat Diaries|
|E E Anderson|
|Margaret and Fiona's Story|
|Map of the Village Street|
|The Covenanting Years|
|Places of Worship|
|Dr Alexander Dale|
|Rev. George McLatchie|
|Pollok & Gilmour|
|Map of Mansion Houses|
|Uncovering the History of Greenbank|
|One Man's Story|
|Memories of Nurse Margaret Crowley|
|Memories of a Young Patient|
|Memories of Duncan Campbell|
|Memories of a Six Year Old Boy|
|Ian Smillie's Memories|
|The Statue of Peter Pan|
|Locations of Farms in Mearns|
|Fairs and Shows|
|Land Ownership and Use|
|The Farming Community|
|Farm Census Returns|
|Associated Historical Notes|
|Memories of Mearns in Wartime|
|WW1 - We Will Remember Them|
|WW2 -We Will Remember Them|
|Profile of a Glasgow Merchant|
|People of Mearns pg|
|Andersons Garage pg|
|Buildings Past and Present pg|
|Religious Life pg|