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EAST RENFREWSHIRE HERITAGE SERVICE

Specialising in local and family history for the whole of East Renfrewshire, the ERHS is part of East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure. Its collections include censuses, parish registers, history books and newspapers, available at Giffnock Library and the library at Barrhead Foundry.

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PORTAL TO THE PAST

Portal to the Past is East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure’s local history and heritage website. It offers a vivid taste of daily life in the past through a broad range of invaluable resources, including old maps, photos, documents, statues, paintings, ephemera and other fascinating information.

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HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT SCOTLAND

This lead public body investigates, cares for and promotes Scotland’s historic environment. It’s responsible for more than 300 properties of national importance, including Edinburgh Castle. It also invests around £14 million a year in repairs and archaeological and conservation work.

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HERITAGE LOTTERY

The Heritage Lottery uses money raised by National Lottery players to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about. As the UK’s largest dedicated funder of heritage, it has awarded £6.8billion to over 39,000 projects since 1994, with grants starting from £3,000.

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DIG IT! 2017

This celebration of Scottish archaeology explores the past through song, art, performance and storytelling. Coordinated by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Archaeology Scotland, its events range from locals exploring the story of their area to digs, festivals, competitions and even Minecraft.

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BEST WESTERN EGLINTON ARMS HOTEL

Occupying a former 19th century coaching inn, the Eglinton Arms has been a cosy home-from-home for over 200 years. As a listed building, the boutique hotel retains many of its original external features and offers a contemporary Scottish welcome, with feature fireplaces and soft furnishings.

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ACFA

ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFICATED FIELD ARCHAEOLOGISTS

The Association of Certificated Field Archaeologists (ACFA) was formed in 1987. Its membership comprises holders of the University of Glasgow Certificate in Field Archaeology, awarded by the Department of Adult & Continuing Education, now the Centre for Open Studies.

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BALH

BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR LOCAL HISTORY

The British Association for Local History (BALH) is a membership organisation that exists to promote the advancement of public education through the study of local history and to encourage and assist the study of local history throughout Great Britain as an academic discipline and as a leisure activity.

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ARCHAEOLOGY SCOTLAND

This independent charity inspires others to explore and enjoy Scotland’s past. As well as coordinating the annual Scottish Archaeology & Heritage Festival, it campaigns for Scotland’s heritage, runs the Adopt-a-Monument initiative, and promotes archaeology in the classroom and for lifelong learning.

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EAGLESHAM HISTORY SOCIETY ON FACEBOOK

You can keep track of all our latest events, announcements and updates on the dedicated Eaglesham History Society Facebook page. Find out details of our latest guest speakers and discover what subjects will be discussed at our next meeting at the Best Western Eglinton Arms Hotel.

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GLASGOW ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

For over 155 years, the society has been fostering public awareness of the importance of archaeology in increasing our understanding of the past through its programme of lectures, field visits and other lectures. The society co-hosts the Dalrymple Lectures with the University of Glasgow.

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RENFREWSHIRE LOCAL HISTORY FORUM

Formed in 1988, the Forum acts as a link to bring together all the societies in the county which have an interest in history and heritage. It organises meetings, publishes newsletters, runs courses and promotes all aspects of history and archaeology in the old county or ‘shire’ of Renfrew.

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THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR SCOTLAND

The National Trust for Scotland is an independent charity. Set up in 1931, it’s responsible for the preservation and conservation of natural and human heritage significant to Scotland and the world. The Trust is a leader in conserving and promoting the nation’s treasured places and collections so that they can be enjoyed by present and future generations.

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THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE ANCIENT AND HISTORICAL MONUMENTS OF SCOTLAND

This public body looks after millions of photos, maps, drawings and documents, from prehistory to the present day. Around 1000,000 new items are added every year, with teams travelling across Scotland to investigate and record changing architecture and archaeology.

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How To Become A Volunteer For The Eaglesham History Society