People Gallery

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We are grateful for permission to include music from "Saft-Tongu'd Melody" Volume 2, recorded by the Scottish Traditional Fiddler, Hugh MacGilp, a kenspeckleMearns man, accompanied by Morag Macaskill and Fiona Rutherford. Press the play button to enjoy the music as you browse the gallery.

  • David Arthur (right), Beadle of Mearns Kirk, with his family outside the Thatchit Cottage at Mearnskirk Late 19th century
  • James Hunter, first master of Mearns Public School
  • Rev A Boyd Scott Minister of the United Free Church 1901-03. Author of
  • Jimmie Ritchie the Blacksmith at Eastfield, Mearnskirk
  • The wedding of James Taylor Anderson and Jean Gilmour at Townhead House in 1911
  • Mrs Janet Harvie nee Ballantine 1863 - 1952. Born at Craigend Farm
  • Nurse Deas, the village nurse who worked with Drs Mackinlay and Fordyce.
  • Mrs Mackinlay with her children Rob and Rae. Rae shared her memories for the book Mearns Matters
  • Dr and Mrs MacKinlay in retirement
  • Dr and Mrs Fordyce following his retiral presentation in 1974
  • James Anderson with his Stirling Moss Sunbeam Talbot
  • Robert Cottman at his forge in Andersons Garage. He made replacement spares for cars.
  • Maurice Anderson with one of the Anderson Specials, The Bug.
  • Jim Carvel at Wallace & Co. in the 1960's.
  • Robert Anderson, his wife Elizabeth and son John in the garden of their home Craigard.
  • Some well known faces at the bowling green 1921. Left to right, James Taylor Anderson, Willie Donald, Mrs J T Anderson, George Slater, Fred Roger and Andrew Russell
  • Soldiers at the Emergency Medical Services wards at Mearnskirk with a piece of Rudolph Hess' Messerschmidt
  • Dr John Wilson Superintendent of Mearnskirk Hospital 1929 - 1946
  • Dr Alexander Dale Superintendent of Mearnskirk Hospital 1946 - 1961
  • Pipe Band of the 138th (Mearnskirk) Glasgow Company Boys' Brigade late 1940s.
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