East Dunbartonshire Archives (EDLC Trust)

About this Organisation

East Dunbartonshire Archives collects and preserves the historical records of East Dunbartonshire and its people, covering the towns of Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Bishopbriggs, Bearsden, Milngavie, Westerton, Lennoxtown, Milton of Campsie, Torrance, Baldernock and Twechar.

We have over 300 archive collections covering councils, schools, businesses, industries, cemeteries, clubs, individuals, families, poor relief, valuation rolls and building plans including:

Parishes - Kirkintilloch, Cadder, Campsie, New Kilpatrick and Baldernock.

Businesses - Lion Foundry, Star Foundry (Southbank Ironworks), J & J Hay boatbuilders, Flexible Ducting Ltd, Sister Laura’s Infant Food Co Ltd, M&C Switchgear Ltd.

Individuals and families - Robert Macaulay Stevenson artist, James F McEwan transport historian (railway and shipping), Jenny Coutts first female provost of Kirkintilloch, Peter Mackenzie reformer and editor, Gartshore and Woodhall estates, WWI correspondence and photographs.

Clubs and societies - West of Scotland Rugby Club, Girlguiding Dunbartonshire, Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir, Allander Rotary Club, Kirkintilloch & District Society of Antiquaries, Milngavie Women’s Guild, Kirkintilloch Junior Choir, Caurnie Angling Club.

Burial records - Old Aisle Cemetery, Kirkintilloch and New Kilpatrick Cemetery, Bearsden (see our burials research guide).

Schools - Lairdsland, Auchinairn, Craighead, Gartconner, Craigdhu, St Joseph’s, Townhead, Oxgang, Clober, Craigton (see our schools research guide).

Councils - East Dunbartonshire Council, Strathkelvin District Council, Milngavie & Bearsden District Council, Burgh councils, parochial boards.

Contact us for free, friendly advice by email archives@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or phone 0141 777 3142.

Appointments and opening hours-

Archives for all areas of East Dunbartonshire (excluding Bearsden & Milngavie): Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, (late night opening on Tuesday until 8pm - booking required)
William Patrick Library
2-4 West High Street
Kirkintilloch G66 1AD Tel: 0141 777 3142

Archives relating to Bearsden and Milngavie : Wednesday 10am to 5pm (by prior appointment outside these hours)
Bearsden Library
69 Drymen Road
Bearsden G61 3QT
Tel: 0141 777 3021

Organisation Type

Public Library or Archive


William Patrick Library
2-4 West High Street
East Dunbartonshire
G66 1AD
Entry last updated: January 19th, 2020

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