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They will be for sale at our AGM on 18th March and thereafter at the Thomas Graham Community Library in Strathblane. We are very grateful for the support of our wonderful librarians. The folder which includes the originals of these image can be viewed in the Library, just ask. https://thomasgrahamlibrary.com/

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Blanefield Smithy

Blanefield’s charming art gallery is housed in a smithy that is thought to be around 300 years old, though its exact age is unknown. It is certainly one of the very oldest surviving buildings in the parish of Strathblane. It appears on John Grassom’s map of the area...

Toys Galore

At the end of March a group of Strathblane Heritage members set up a mini pop-up museum in the Thomas Graham Community Library. They were there to show off the toys they played with as children to the pupils of P4 from Strathblane Primary School. After an introduction...

Website Quiz Winners

The winners of our Website Prize Quiz were announced at or AGM on Monday 19th March. Congratulations are due to all those who completed the quiz. We hope you enjoyed exploring the website to find the answers. Three people tied for first place, each with a magnificent...

Second World War Project Launched

The Second World War Group of Volunteer Researchers Strathblane Heritage has launched a project to research the lives of the community’s Second World War heroes.  The names of six of them appear on the local War Memorial, but little is known about their lives or...

What’s New on the Website

Follow the red links to find the latest additions to the website. Follow this link to read about the fascinating history of distilling in the Blane Valley. Whisky A research project has been launched to find out about the men named on the Strathblane War Memorial who...

Farm Horse Tax Rolls for Strathblane, 1797-1798

In order to raise extra tax revenue to finance the cost of fighting the French Revolutionary Wars of the 1790s, the British government imposed a number of taxes, including Farm Horse Tax. The Scottish farm horse tax rolls (National Records of Scotland, E326/10) list...

Hearth Tax Records for Strathblane, 1691-1695

In 1690 the Parliament of Scotland granted a tax of 14 shillings on every hearth, payable by both landowners and tenants, to raise money for the army. Only hospitals and paupers living on parish charity were exempt. Because hearths were a proxy for wealth, hearth...