Welcome to Mearns History Group

The parish of Mearns is located seven miles south of Glasgow in East Renfrewshire. Mearns History Group was founded in October 1999 to record information about Mearns and to promote our history and heritage in the community. This website has been developed to share the wealth of information which has been collected about  Mearns and as new information is received,  the collection will be updated.

The Group welcomes contributions from anyone who has an interest in Mearns or particular memories  or information about the area. If you have additional material which you could share with us or if you notice any errors in the existing content please contact us.

Monthly meetings are held from September to April on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in Fairweather Hall, Barrhead Road, Newton Mearns, G77 6BB. Guest speakers give illustrated talks on a wide range of subjects and  we arrange outings to places of interest, sometimes associated with the talks. There is ample parking in the adjacent shopping centre car park and visitors are always welcome. The subscription is £10 for annual membership and £2 for visitors.

World Wars 1 & 2

Find out about the Mearns men who fell in World Wars 1 and 2. We have added names and background information on the men who were killed during both wars.


Syllabus 2019-20

Invited guest speakers, film nights and possible outings to places of interest. Full details of the forthcoming meetings can be found on the Syllabus page.


Featured Collections

The development of Mearns from earliest times and a picture of the lives of people who lived there.

The earliest castles in Mearns were wooden and it is believed that one was sited at Kirkhill and one at Robshill. No

Next Meeting

Next meeting is on 3rd March  2020 at 7.30 pm in the Fairweather Hall. 

"Scotland's Lost Villages" presented by Dane Love.

From abandoned mining villages to seaside communities destroyed by wind-blown sand, Dane Love takes us on a tour of some of Scotland’s lost villages.

For more details go to: https://mearnshistory.org.uk/index.php/meetings/next-meeting

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