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Welcome to the home page of the Eaglesham History Society. Come in and see how we're helping to bring the past to life in this famous old East Renfrewshire village.
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The Society meets regularly in the village at the Best Western Eglinton Arms Hotel

Find out what we’ve been up to recently and discover which guest speakers will be appearing at our next meeting at the Best Western Eglinton Arms Hotel.

A group of small children stand at the top of Montgomery Street in the early 1900s

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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Our dedicated Facebook page will help keep you up to date with the Eaglesham History Society and let you see pictures from our latest events.

1769
EAGLESHAM IS BORN

The new planned village is established by Alexander Montgomerie, 10th Earl of Eglinton.

1791
SPINNING A YARN

A water-powered cotton spinning mill is established in the village.

1941
FAMOUS FUGITIVE

Rudolph Hess crash-lands his plane at nearby Bonnyton Farm.

1960
AN HISTORIC MOMENT

Eaglesham is designated Scotland’s first outstanding conservation area.

EAGLESHAM IN PICTURES

Browse our gallery of the village through the ages

EAGLESHAM REMEMBERED

Find Out How To Become A Member Of The Eaglesham History Society