Now & Then ‘Slider’ Photos 

We are exceptionally fortunate to have a group of local photographers who regularly produce top-quality images of the area for the village’s Facebook page, The Herald and other media. Stevi Jackson and Martin Shields have created contemporary photographs to match the views and settings of some of the best of our historical images; and our web designer Derek Townsend has merged the results to produce a slider effect.
Now and Then “Slider” photographs

The Archive 

Strathblane Heritage has been blessed with an outstanding collection of historical images taken across our valley since the late 1800s. Covering general views and places, buildings, transport and the community’s inhabitants, this archive provides a record of the major transformations wrought on the local economy and society through those decades. The People section is further divided into Individuals, Groups and the parish’s First World War Dead, including some whose names do not appear on Strathblane War Memorial.

The images are arranged like this: 

Views & Places (Strathblane/Edenkiln first, then Blanefield/Netherton, and finally outlying areas)
Buildings  (alphabetically)

Transport (Village Transport Through the Ages, roughly chronologically)
People  Individuals (alphabetically), Groups and First World War Dead (alphabetically)

School – Class Photos (chronologically)

For these we are indebted to a number of people with the foresight to seek out and preserve hundreds of images. They include Hugh Macarthur who painstakingly collected the many local postcards, including those that were produced at the village post office for the flocks of tourists who headed out from Glasgow and other industrial conurbations to holiday in the Campsies before, during and after the First World War; Murray O’Donnell who kept them safe; Lynne James, our wonderful community librarian, who has stored them, Charlie Kerr, who painstakingly sorted through boxes of material and produced a vital indexing system, and Alastair Smith who spent many hours scanning the photos into the hi-res images you see here today. 

John Guthrie Smith Images 

We also display the illustrations, including woodcuts, from the John Guthrie Smith book about the Blane Valley originally published in 1886.