Historian Bill traces roots of Auchinairn village in new title

BISHOPBRIGGS. Local historian and author Bill Findlay with his new book.

BISHOPBRIGGS. Local historian and author Bill Findlay with his new book.

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A well known local historian has released his latest book, called Auchinairn: The Forgotten Village.

Bill Findlay of Kenmuir Drive in Bishopbriggs traces the history of the village from its early roots in the 1600s up to the present day.

The retired British Telecom worker decided to write the book after learning about the big reunion of former Auchinairn residents from all over the world, who met at a party at Cadder Freestone Club recently.

Bill said: “When I heard about the homecoming I started to write the book. I hope people find it an interesting read.”

The new book is now on sale, priced £3.50. To buy a copy, contact Bill on 0141-772-7253.

This is the latest in a series of books written by the 79 year-old Bishopbriggs man who has an avid interest in promoting the history of the local area.

He has also written The History of Bishopbriggs Bowling Club, a book about Springfield Cambridge Church and other titles include a release about Auchinairn & Bishopbriggs At War.

He also co-wrote a history of the Cadder Pit Disaster with 
fellow local historian Don Martin.

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the disaster which claimed the lives of 22 miners.

A cairn was commissioned by East Dunbartonshire Council for the square at Bishopbriggs Library.