Sampling a taste of local history

Milngavie and Bearsden Herald newspaper articles will be part of an exhibition in Bearsden’s Brookwood Library for Local History Week.

The clippings will feature World War One recipes, advertisements and images alongside photographs, articles and collectible items which will focus on local shops, events, restaurants and businesses.

Young people are being invited to try making their own lemonade in Milngavie Town Hall on Saturday, March 14 from 1pm to 4pm to commemorate the significant history of soft drink manufacturing in Milngavie - with Garvie’s lemonade factory the most famous example.

There will also be another opportunity to participate in the previously popular Time Capsule workshop. Children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult.

A resident expert will be on hand in Milngavie Library on Friday, March 13, from 1pm to 3pm to guide people through the online Scran facility which provides access to thousands of images, sounds and movies of culture and heritage from Scotland and beyond. Participants may even be able to discover their own digital heritage.

The theme for this year’s Local History Week is Celebrate Food and Drink and the annual event, which is organised by East Dunbartonshire Libraries, runs from Saturday, March 7, until Saturday, March 14.

Chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, Scott Hill, said: “By exploring the history of food and drink in East Dunbartonshire, we can learn about our heritage in a fun and inspiring way.

“The full programme is now available, detailing a wide range of activities and events, exhibitions and displays, storytelling, talks, archive film shows, walks, children and families events, and more.”

Visit the EDLC website, www.edlc.co.uk, call 0300 123 4510 or email: libraries@eastdunbarton.gov.uk