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From Bronze Age carvings to horse races and flower shows, this is the place to discover some fascinating facts about Eaglesham and its rich history.
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The new planned village is established by Alexander Montgomerie, 10th Earl of Eglinton.
A water-powered cotton spinning mill is established in the village.
Rudolph Hess crash-lands his plane at nearby Bonnyton Farm.
Eaglesham is designated Scotland’s first outstanding conservation area.
"I didn't enjoy the lack of facilities back in those days. There were no school dinners, so at lunchtime I had to walk up to the top of Montgomery Street, where I lived, and then back down again."
"Here in the village we all mixed well — the farmers, the grocers, the publicans. One cared for the other, whether you had money or not. There was definitely a more caring atmosphere than we have today."
"When we were little we used to go out and play in all the fields right down to the Longcraig Hill. Everyone said there was quicksand down there. I don’t think there was any quicksand at all — that was to put us off going!"