For details of the forthcoming meetings and additions to the website, click here here       

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.

David Martin


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 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.

Vision Productions

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.

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