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
SYLLABUS 2017 - 2018
5th September “Alexander the Greek”
An up to the moment celebration of the bicentenary of our other internationally acclaimed architect, Alexander Thomson, focusing in particular on his work in the Glasgow area.
3rd October “From Dobbie’s Loan to Great Western Road”
The history of Gartnavel Hospital and its predecessors.
7th November “Glasgow: Mapping the City”
An account of the changing geography of Glasgow from the 1500’s to the present day.
21st November** Film Night - Sunset Song (members only)**
Based on the 1932 novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, about rural Scotland before World War 1, starring Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan and Kevin Guthrie.
5th December “Made from Textiles; A story of Rouken Glen and Thornliebank”
A film by Tom and Josette Marchant
9th January “Footprints in the Park”
The story of the owners of Rouken Glen House and Estate.
23rd January** Film Night - Heavenly Pursuits (members only)**
A really uplifting comedy starring Tom Conti, Helen Mirren and David Hayman which was shot extensively in and around Glasgow.
6th February “Forensic Science”
An insight into Forensic Biology and the reality of CSI Glasgow.
6th March “Fleapits and Palaces”
A trip round the world via Scottish Cinema Architecture
A whirlwind tour of the varied peculiarities of Scottish cinema architecture with particular emphasis on Glasgow - discover long forgotten enclaves of Spain, Egypt and Turkey on the mean streets of Govanhill, Finnieston and Muirend!
21st March** Film Night - The Spy in Black (members only)**
A Powell & Pressburger film about World War 1 set in Orkney, starring Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson and Marius Goring . .
3rd April* “Douglas, 14th Duke of Hamilton”
Scottish nobleman, amateur boxer,aviator and politician
* This meeting will be preceded by the AGM.
**Please note that due to licensing restrictions film nights have to be restricted to members only.
|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|