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Mearns History Publications


"Men of Mearns"

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.


Other Publications

In the preparation of this website, reference has been made to several publications. For those who wish to find out more, these sources are listed below:


Old Days and Ways in Newton MearnsOld Days and Ways in Newton Mearns
Rev. A Boyd Scott
Pickering & Inglis

Eastwood District Heritage and HistoryEastwood District Heritage and History
Dr. Thomas C. Welsh
Eastwood District Libraries
ISBN 1 871215 06 4


Mearns MattersMearns Matters
Lesley Williams
ISBN 0 951281 60 7

Mearns MattersMearns Matters
Lesley Williams with revisions by Anne Loudon
ISBN 1 840332 19 0


The Changing YearsThe Changing Years
Ella Rae

Fairest ParishFairest Parish
A History of Mearns
Eastwood District Libraries


Newton Mearns Parish ChurchNewton Mearns Parish Church
250 Years of Witness to Christ
1739 - 1989
Souvenir Booklet

Mearns Parish ChurchMearns Parish Church
Twelve centuries of Christian Witness


Old Newton MearnsOld Newton Mearns
Anne Loudon & David Kidd
Stenlake Publications
ISBN 1 84033 178

Mearns At WorkMearns at Work
Bill Copeland
Mearns Local History Group


History of Whirecraigs Golf ClubA History of Whitecraigs Golf Club
1905 - 2005
Duncan W Hall

Robert Allason and GreenbankRobert Allason and Greenbank
Stuart M Nisbet & Thomas C Welsh
ISBN: 871215 07 2
(Available from East Renfrewshire Libraries)


Memories of Mearns in WartimeMemories of Mearns in Wartime
Reminiscences of  people who lived in Mearns during the years of the Second World War.
Published by Mearns History Group
(Available from the History Group or Newton Mearns Library)


No Cover Available“A History of Mearns Parish” in three parts.  
J. A. Strang unpublished work, 1939
This can be accessed in East Renfrewshire Heritage Centre, Giffnock Library.



No Cover AvailableHistory of the Shire of Renfrew
George Crawford published 1710

No Cover AvailableHistory Of The County Of Renfrew From The Earliest Times  
William M. Metcalfe  1905
This can be accessed in the East Renfrewshire Heritage Centre, Giffnock Library


No Cover AvailableFirst Statistical Account of Scotland

No Cover AvailableNew Statistical Account of Scotland  


No Cover AvailableThe Course of Time
Robert Pollok 1827




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