William B Black: "Frae a' the Airts": Thursday 7th January 2016

Our member Bill Black is a retired training officer who specialises in seeking out unusual "nooks and crannies" of local history. He has published a wide range of articles in different journals. His scope ranges right across the West of Scotland, but he always seems to find time to mention his native Maryhill. We can anticipate that this will be the case with his talk to our January meeting, a miscellany entitled "Frae a' the Airts".

Maryhill Barracks
Ivan Ruddock

Kirkintilloch on the BBC?

The latest programme in David Hayman's series on ships and shipbuilding is "Scotland's Vital Spark: The Clyde Puffer". It will be broadcast on BBC2 Scotland on Monday 14 December 2015 at 9.00 pm and will continue to be available on BBC iPlayer until 4 January 2016. It will hopefully feature the role played by Kirkintilloch and its puffer builders.

The launch of a puffer on the Forth and Clyde canal in Kirkintilloch.

A puffer under repair in Kirkintilloch.

Ivan Ruddock