Archive Collections

We have over 300 archive collections dating from the 1500s to the 21st century, and our online catalogue contains over 17,000 items.

Some collection highlights include:

Council minutes and reports - East Dunbartonshire Council, Strathkelvin District Council, Milngavie & Bearsden District Council, and the Burghs of Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch, Bearsden and Milngavie.

Poor law records – for the parishes of Kirkintilloch, Cadder, Campsie, New Kilpatrick and Baldernock see our poor relief research guide.

Burial records - Old Aisle Cemetery, Kirkintilloch and New Kilpatrick Cemetery, Bearsden see our burials research guide.

Schools - Lairdsland, Lenzie Academy, St Ninian’s, Auchinairn, Craighead, Gartconner, Craigdhu, St Joseph’s, Townhead, Oxgang, Clober, Craigton, Milngavie, Bearsden, Twechar etc (see our schools research guide

Valuation rolls - annual lists of properties, their owners/tenants see our valuation rolls research guide.

Voters rolls – some 19th century voters rolls but mainly from 1970s onwards.

Building plans – building plans submitted for approval to the Dean of Guild Courts or Building Control see our building plans research guide.

Businesses - Lion Foundry, Star Foundry (Southbank Ironworks), J & J Hay boatbuilders, Flexible Ducting Ltd, Sister Laura’s Infant Food Co Ltd, M&C Switchgear Ltd.

Individuals and families - Robert Macaulay Stevenson artist, James F McEwan transport historian (railway and shipping), Jenny Coutts first female provost of Kirkintilloch, Peter Mackenzie reformer and editor, Gartshore & Woodhall estates, family correspondence and photographs.

Clubs and societies - West of Scotland Rugby Club, Girlguiding Dunbartonshire, Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir, Allander Rotary Club, Kirkintilloch & District Society of Antiquaries, Milngavie Women’s Guild, Kirkintilloch Junior Choir, Caurnie Angling Club, Westerton Garden Suburb.