Gavin's Mill is a key symbol of the history of Milngavie

JAN 2017
Gavin's Mill to re-open!
Read about it in local press here »

Gavin's Mill is on Facebook here »


The Heritage Centre is dedicated to showcasing the rich story of Milngavie's history and heritage. The surrounding countryside and the adjacent communities are also part of the Centre's research and exhibitions.

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2017-18


2017
September 21st

AUTUMN EXHIBITION: Press Coverage




2017
September
9-16

AUTUMN EXHIBITION

"The Railway to Milngavie"

From 10am to 4pm each day except Sunday 10th.    With walk on Saturday (see below)

  



"The Railway to Milngavie" will cover all aspects of the branch line from Westerton to Milngavie via Bearsden and Hillfoot, from its opening in 1863 right down to the present time. The main focus will be on passenger services, including services during the steam era and the contrasting 'Blue Train' revolution of the early 1960s, when electric trains appeared dramatically on the scene for the first time. Goods services will not be forgotten, and there will be coverage of the goods-only services on the short branch lines to Ellangowan Paper Mill and Burnbrae Dye Works. As the Bennie Railplane was erected over the Burnbrae branch, it too will receive full coverage."


2017
June 17th

Scene outside Gavin's Mill on June 17th (Milngavie Week)


2017
June 10th

(During Milngavie week » ) Heritage Walks of Dougalston Estate led by Paul Bishop. 10am & 2pm start. Meet at Dougalston Doocot. 90 minutes approx. Free but booking essential on 0141 956 3541. Full list of Milngavie week events is here »

Take up by June 6th: a few places left at 10.00 a.m. more at 2.00 pm


2017
May 24th

MHC AGM.

Guest speaker Peter McCormack (EDLC Museums Development Officer): "How Did We Survive Before Bubblewrap?'" (About collections care - looking after and documenting museum objects).


2017
May 18th

Scottish Local History Forum event. To be hosted by MHC in Milngavie, this will consist of two talks in the morning at the Heritage Centre and two Milngavie Walks in the afternoon. Speakers and Walk Leaders will include Paul Bishop, Niall Logan and Donald Shankland. Topics will relate to John Woodburn's housing and local mills.

More information (and the ability to book online) will be available shortly on the SLFH site here »



March 8th


"Harnessing Running Water: Watermills in Scotland, Baldernock and Milngavie".

a talk by Professor Paul Bishop, at 7.30 pm in the Fraser Centre.


2017
March
4th-11th

SPRING EXHIBITION  -"Mills of Milngavie and district"

The exhibition will consist of photographs, plans and drawings of mills of various types in the Milngavie area, including watermills, horse gin mills and steam-driven mills with historical information relating to each.

10.00 am - 4.00 pm each day. In the former Court Room at Milngavie Town Halll.
Closed Sunday 5th AND Wednesday 8th


2017
Monday
February 13th
7.30 pm

FIFTH TALK ( in Milngavie Town Hall, Lesser Hall)
of Heritage Centre's new series.    Download complete programme »

Don Martin: "Tom Johnston and Municipal Socialism"


2017
Thursday
January 26th

NEWS: Gavin's Mill to re-open!
Read about it in local press here »


2017
Monday
January 9th
2.00 pm

FOURTH TALK (in Milngavie CE Centre )
of Heritage Centre's new series.    Download complete programme »

Ivan Ruddock: "Alexander Bain: the real father of television?"

2016
Monday
December 12th
2.00 pm

THIRD TALK (in Milngavie CE Centre )
of Heritage Centre's new series.    Download complete programme »

Donald Shankland: "MilngaviePeople": Fresh light on some Milngavie personalities of bygone years.


2016
Monday
November 14th
7.30 pm

SECOND TALK (in the Centre)
of Heritage Centre's new series.    Download complete programme »

Jimmy Watson: "Celebrating 250 years of Thomas Muir"


2016
Monday
October 10th
7.30 pm

INAUGURAL TALK (in the Centre)
of Heritage Centre's new series:    Download complete programme »

Professor Paul Bishop: "Dougalston - a Tobacco Lord's Estate?"


2016
Saturday
Sept 10th

(EDLC DOORS OPEN DAY)
Book Launch:
Author Jimmy Crawford will introduce his new book "Old Mugdock, Baldernock, Balmore and Bardowie", with talks at 10.30 am and 3.30 pm, and be available throughout the day to sign copies. Stenlake Publishing »


2016
Sept 10th - 17th

AUTUMN EXHIBITION- "A Milngavie Miscellany "
from 10am to 4pm each day except Sunday 11th




2016
Friday
May 20th

HERITAGE CENTRE AGM
7.00 for 7.30pm in the Heritage Centre. Talk by Jimmy Watson about his experience of organising "Thomas Muir 250" events.


2016
Saturday March 12th

Industry & Innovation in Milngavie, A guided walk led by Donald Shankland, describing the sites of some of the innovative schemes that took place in Milngavie, featuring such personalities as James Watt and John Woodburn. It will show how Milngavie contributed a great deal to the modern development of Scotland. This 1 & 1/2 hour walk departs from Milngavie Heritage Centre at 10.30 am


2016
March
5th-12th

SPRING EXHIBITION
 "Education in Milngavie"
From 10 am to 3.30 pm each day
Closed Sunday 6th AND Wednesday 9th




2015
September 12th - 19th

AUTUMN EXHIBITION- " Industries of Milngavie"
from 10am to 5pm each day except Sunday 13th

 

2015
September 12th

Historical Walk     Download map of the route »
"Along the Allander": describing the remains of bygone industries. Led by Donald Shankland. Departs11.00 am from Gavin's Mill (G62 6NB) and will last ~1.5 hours.


2015
May 15th

Heritage Centre Annual General Meeting, 7-9.30
In Heritage Centre, Old Court Room, Milngavie Town Hall

2015
March 14th


Mr George Garvie comes to the workshop to learn how to make Lemonade!

2015
March 14th

Workshops:1-4 pm in the Centre "Make Your Own Time Capsule" and "Let's Make Lemonade" organised by Helena Koumbouzis. For families. Free, drop in, under 8 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. For any further information please contact 07531438282.

2015
March 11th

This year, the Historical Walk will follow the Exhibition Theme, "Milngavie's Neighbours" to within the Bearsden boundary starting from Milngavie Town Hall on Wednesday 11th March at 1pm. All are welcome for this walk which is to be led by Centre member Donald Shankland.

2015
March 10th
to 14th

SPRING EXHIBITION- "Milngavie`s Neighbours"
from 10am to 5pm each day. Click on flyer images for full size

 

2014

Sept 27th
to Oct 25th

TRIAL OF REGULAR SATURDAY OPENING

2014

Sept 13th
to 20th

Exhibition: The changing face of Milngavie

2014

March 14th

Concert: Allander Jazz Band in Milngavie Town Hall, and special viewing of "Wha's Like Us".

2014

March 4th
to 8th

Exhibition: "Wha's Like Us: People of Milngavie". Notable Milngavie people up to early 20th Century

2013

Sept 10th
to 14th

Two exhibitions:
1. Milngavie Clubs
2. Milngavie and the Railway

2013

May 17th

Annual General Meeting of Heritage Centre

2013

March 5th
to 9th

10 - 5

Exhibition for Local History Week: "Fountains and Fields"
The waters in and around Milngavie: including the Milngavie Reservoirs, the Allander Water and Tannoch Loch

2012

Oct 8th

Milngavie Heritage Centre collaborates with Monday Swing to present a highly successful fundraising "Evening of Big Band Jazz". The Centre is open and well attended during the interval

2012

Sept 28th,
29th
and Oct 1st

Milngavie Heritage Centre opens for 3 days for the HERITAGE FESTIVAL .

2012

Sept 8th

Milngavie Heritage Centre takes part in "Doors Open Day".

2012

June 9th

Milngavie Heritage Centre takes part in the BBC's new project "The Great British Story".

2012

April 23rd

Friends of MHC awarded 2000 from Glasgow Flight Path fund, for display cases

2012

March 3rd
to 10th

Exhibition on Sport in Milngavie for Local History Week

2011

Aug 27th
to Sept 3rd

Heritage Week