MILNGAVIE and Bearsden artefacts needed for exhibition


MILNGAVIE Heritage Centre needs people to hand in old artefacts and objects from Milngavie and the surrounding area to be displayed on Doors Open Day, September 8.

They will be using their new display cases for the first time in the exhibition in Milngavie Town Hall’s former court room, but they are looking for as many interesting things as possible such as items connected with shops and local trades in Milngavie or Bearsden, industries, clubs and societies or to the Bennie Railplane.

There will also be a section for domestic bygones such as household implements and kitchenware, Glasgow made domestic pottery as used in Milngavie - plates, jugs, dishes etc, old children’s toys and local fossils.

Doors Open Day is also an opportunity for people to see inside historic buildings in the area such as Kilmardinny House Arts Centre in Bearsden which is a Georgian mansion, New Kilpatrick Church in Bearsden which was built in 1808 and has a fine collection of stained glass and 17th century gravestones and Mugdock Castle, which dates back to the fourteenth century and is the former home of James Graham, Marquis of Montrose.

If you have items to loan please contact Neil Weir on 0141 956 1004.