Trails and tales events

Trails and tales
Trails and tales

Are you keen to find out more about local history? Do you want to have a say on arts and heritage activities delivered in East Dunbartonshire?

If so, the Trails and Tales events in June and July will be of interest to you.

Trails and Tales blends history, culture and the great outdoors.

A community feedback event is being held at Kilmardinny House, Bearsden, at 6.30pm - 8.30pm on June 26. Join the conversation and help make decisions about arts and heritage and hear presentations from the Trails and Tales team.

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On June 23 at 6.30pm to 8.30pm, an informal discussion on local women’s histories will be held at Campsie Memorial Hall in Lennoxtown. There will also be an opportunity to look at some of the women’s heritage projects that are happening across Scotland and find out more about Glasgow Women’s Library. To find out more visit

Long standing customers of the beloved Caurnie Soaperie in Kirkintilloch may be interested in coming along to the William Patrick Library on July 16 at 6.30pm to 8pm for an evening of discussion, photographs and a sensory Caurnie smell activity. The lead artist is Trevor Cromie and Jim Little who now runs Caurnie Soaperie will be regaling stories of Caurnie Soaperie’s rich heritage. To find out more visit

Another local industry themed event is being held at Milton of Campsie Village Hall on July 22 at 6.30pm to 8pm. The Lilly Burn Pulp Works has a rich history and a links with pigeon fanciers. Come along and share your tales about the pulp works and if you have any paper pulp or pigeon racing related objects bring them along with you to the event. There will be an opportunity for these to be documented for our on-line local history object archive and also for you to be photographed with your object by Paul Monaghan from the Kirky Studio. To find out more visit

To book a free place at any of the events email or telephone 0141 777 3143.

Scott Hill, Chair of EDLC Trust, said: “Since the launch of the Trails and Tales project on 13 of March 2014, 12 interesting events have been held throughout East Dunbartonshire. These have been attended by both people interested in local history and people who have local knowledge. Some of the stories shared have been absolutely fascinating and these are all being documented to inform community ideas banks to inform a series of exciting outdoor sculpture trails so that future generations have the opportunity to easily access and enjoy local history.

“Within the Trails and Tales website we are developing an object section so we are particularly keen to welcome anyone with a story to share, who can bring along photographs or objects that tells a local story about a person, event or place.”

This EDLC programme is kindly supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Creative Scotland. For more information please see or email