History in the making at Brookwood Library

Brookwood Library, Bearsden, Mark Grant with new microfiche machine Operations Manager Christine Miller,General Manager Mark grant and team Leader Peter Brannan'Photo by Emma Mitchell'29/4/13
Brookwood Library, Bearsden, Mark Grant with new microfiche machine Operations Manager Christine Miller,General Manager Mark grant and team Leader Peter Brannan'Photo by Emma Mitchell'29/4/13

BUDDING historians will be pleased to hear that Brookwood Library in Bearsden now has a brand new microfiche machine.

The old machine broke at the end of last year and as a result Milngavie and Bearsden Herald staff have been unable to compile Down Memory Lane since then.

Now the paper will be able to resurrect this popular feature - starting in next week’s issue.

Editor of Milngavie and Bearsden Herald, Jim Holland, said: “This is great news - we’re pleased to be bringing back Down Memory Lane to the paper as we know that many of our readers love reading it and looking at old photos of the area.”

Chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, Councillor Stewart MacDonald, said: “Customers of Brookwood Library will soon be able to access the wealth of archived material held there using the new microfiche machine.

“It is far superior to the previous machine and library staff will be on hand to assist customers as they familiarise themselves with the new technology.

“It is a great asset to the library and I am pleased that we are able to offer customers the opportunity to conduct research using this up-to-date equipment.”

The machine, which can also be used to scan old photographic negatives, will be available for use by members of the public soon.