Bygone Milngavie winners

Milngavie Bookshop. Provost presents certificates and vouchers to local primary school children who took part in heratage week.  27.10.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Milngavie Bookshop. Provost presents certificates and vouchers to local primary school children who took part in heratage week. 27.10.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

Heritage experts are starting young in the area with primary school pupils taking top prizes for their local history knowledge.

Eight youngsters were awarded with certificates and book tokens after winning a quiz set at the Milngavie Heritage Exhibition Week in September. The quiz “Bygone Milngavie” included questions on the type of street lighting used in the town and what river was used to power the Mill. The awards ceremony at Milngavie Book Shop last Thursday was attended by Provost Eric Gotts, Councillors Bill Binks and Jim Gibbons, Susan Frize, Milngavie Bookshop owner, Rona Hooper, Milngavie Heritage Group, and parents. Provost Gotts said: “The pupils from all four local primary schools attending the Milngavie Heritage exhibition were very enthusiastic about the quiz. They were fascinated by the old photos of the ‘village’ and were amazed how different the town centre looks today. I believe the boys and girls found it very educational as they learned a lot more about Milngavie’s rich heritage.”

The quiz winners were from St Joseph’s Primary - Eilidh Mcdaid and Jennifer Bonar; Craigdhu Primary - Tom Cumming and Bruce McGarvey; Clober Primary - Paul Tollin and Jennifer Gunn; Milngavie Primary - Leah Marshall and Eden Cowie.