Mearns History Group

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

Please note that the JANUARY MEETING 2019 will be held on TUESDAY 8TH JANUARY


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


4th September     “Empire Exhibition and the Capelrig Path”

A double bill. The first half celebrates the 80th anniversary of the 1938 Bellahouston Empire Exhibition and second half describes the Capelrig Stones, a series of local carvings by our speaker

James Winnett

2nd October     “Sir William Macewen and Erskine Hospital”

Scotland’s most distinguished surgeon is “The Man for the Moment” as wartime injuries mount in 1915.

Professor Ken Paterson

6th November     “World War I Women.”

“Canary Girls” working on the home front to support the war effort.

Barbara Graham

20th November     Film Night:”The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”   **Members only**

A headstrong young teacher in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticised world view leading to tragic results.

4th December     “James Anderson of Anderson’s Garage”.

Mechanical genius, astute businessman and amateur film maker – a compilation of his movies.

Tom Marchant



8th January    “Glasgow’s Merchant City”.

The transformation and renewal of Glasgow’s first new town – copiously illustrated.

David Martin

22nd January     Film Night : “The Village that Disappeared”  **Members only**

The story of Newton Mearns.

A film by Tom and Josette Marchant

5th February     “Covenanters in and around Renfrewshire”

An account of Scottish Covenanters in the 17th century focusing on people, places and martyrs.

Dane Love

5th March     “The Romans in Scotland”

Find out what were the three main invasions of Scotland. Includes the Antonine Wall and other possible places to visit.

Dr June Neilson

19th March     Film Night :  “Gorbals Story” (1950)  **Members only**

Russell Hunter stars in this gritty no-holds-barred drama set in the Gorbals. A young artist is almost driven to murder from the pressures of living in the Glasgow slum area.

2nd April    “When Sundays Brought the Post”

Celebrating the centenary of the Sunday Post – quick fire repartee from a pair of erudite insiders.

Jill Scott and Bill Hicks

This meeting will be preceded by the AGM.

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