Mearns History Group

Meetings are held in the Fairweather Hall, Barrhead Road, G77 6BB at 7.30pm.


Meetings held on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm in Fairweather Hall, Barrhead Road, Newton Mearns, G77 6BB

Please note that the JANUARY MEETING will be held on Tuesday 9th January 2018.


5th September     “Alexander the Greek”

An up-to-the-moment celebration of the bicentenary of our other internationally acclaimed architect, Alexander Thomson, focusing in particular on his work in the Glasgow area.

Iain McGillivray

3rd October     “From Dobbie’s Loan to Great Western Road”

The history of Gartnavel Hospital and its predecessors.

Eileen Ross

7th November     “Glasgow:Mapping the City.”

An account of the changing geography of Glasgow from the 1500s to the present day.

John Moore

21st November     Film Night:”Sunset Song” (2015)  **Members only**

Based on Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s 1932 novel about rural Scotland before World War 1 and starring Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan and Kevin Guthrie.

5th December     “Made from Textiles: the story of Rouken Glen and Thornliebank”.

A film by Tom and Josette Marchant.



9th January    “Footprints in the Park”.

The story of the owners of Rouken Glen House and Estate.

Joy Blair

**Please note this meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th January

23rd January     Film Night : “Heavenly Pursuits” (1986)  **Members only**

A really uplifting comedy film starring Tom Conti, Helen Mirren & David Hayman, shot extensively in and around Glasgow.

6th February     “Forensic Science”

An insight into Forensic Biology and the reality of CSI Glasgow.

Dr Patricia Strahorn

6th March     “Fleapits and Palaces: A trip round the world via Scottish Cinema Architecture”

Come on a whirlwind tour of the varied peculiarities of Scottish cinema architecture, with particular emphasis on Glasgow – discover long forgotten enclaves of Spain, Egypt and Turkey on the mean streets of Gorbals, Finnieston and Muirend!

Gary Painter

20th March     Film Night :  “The Spy in Black” (1939)  **Members only**

A Powell and Pressburger WW1 film set in the Orkney Isles starring Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson & Marius Goring.

3rd April    “Douglas, 14th Duke of Hamilton”

Scottish nobleman, amateur boxer, aviator and politician.

Ostap Melnick

This meeting will be preceded by the AGM.

** Please note that due to licensing restrictions Film Nights have to be restricted to members only.**




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