Local History

Libraries - local studies

Comprehensive resources are available at the William Patrick Library, Kirkintilloch for:

  • Kirkintilloch
  • Lenzie
  • Bishopbriggs
  • Campsie

Also at Bearsden Library for:

  • Bearsden
  • Milngavie
  • Westerton

Postal, fax and email enquiries are welcome and should be should be directed to Archives and Local Studies at the William Patrick Library.

Services include:

Local History Corners

In addition to the specialised services at Bearsden and Kirkintilloch, Local History Corners are provided at Bishopbriggs, Lennoxtown and Milngavie libraries, with a wide range of local books, pamphlets, press cuttings, maps and ephemera relating to those areas.


A wide range of pictorial material on local topics, including The Glasgow Commuter and The Forth and Clyde Canal, is available on the SCRAN website. Full access to this website now available in all our libraries and also remotely from your home computer via our online information resources.